National parks are supposed to provide a place of solace, reflection, observing beauty, learning, peace and recreation. Their beauty and resources, however, have also attracted plunders, developers and the jealous glances of greedy government officials. The National Park Service has responsibility for administering the 378 diverse units comprising 83.4 million acres of land. The NPS has done a good job in an extremely difficult mission. The book brings together the key issues threatening American national parks while at the same time shedding light on specific parks. Contents: Preface; National Parks Management and Recreation; National Park System: Establishing New Units; Regional Haze: EPA's Proposal to Improve Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas; State Operation of National Parks During Government Budgetary Shutdowns?; New World Gold Mine and Yellowstone National Parks; Mining in National Parks and Wilderness Area: Policy, Rules, Activity; World Heritage Convention and U.S. National Parks; National Park Service: Efforts Underway to Address its Maintenance Backlog; National Park Service: Actions Needed to Improve Travel Cost Management; Index.The hearing covered the Park Servicea#39;s effort to assess the condition of all facilities, estimate costs of repairing facilities and total deferred ... aquot;operated by a person or persons sitting, standing, or kneeling on the vessel rather than within the confines of the hullaquot; (36 CFR As1.4). ... known by their brand and generic names as jet ski, sea doo, surf jet, water sled, wavejammer, wetjet, waverunner, and wet bike.
|Title||:||American National Parks|
|Publisher||:||Nova Publishers - 2004-01-01|