How we think of the wilderness is greatly varied. Often distorted and Confused by Television and modern media. The story wilderness by Roger Zelazny And Gerald Hausmsn describes two different stories of two mountain men between 1808 and 1823. The first is John Colter a trapper who was chased one-hundred Fifty miles by Indian warriors in what is known called yellow stone national park. The other man was Hugh Glass who was attacked by a bear and crawled one Hundred miles to saftey from the grand valley all of the way to the Missouri river.
Abstract Lake Marion, located on Saint Xavier University, is home to a very important ecosystem which includes algae, zoo- and phytoplankton, ducks, geese, waterfowls, as well as many other plants and animals. The purpose of the experiments is to observe and analyze how the ecosystem of Lake Marion is being negatively impacted with avian botulism and invasive species of plants. The location where all the environmental tests were done was at -87.72 longitude and 41.709 latitude. The temperature was 21.5°C. The conductivity was 365 Ω.
Olympic National Park Where else in the world can one combine snow skiing, hiking along a coastline and soaking in mineral pools in the same day than Olympic National Park? The park is located in the northwestern part of the state of Washington on the Olympic Peninsula, about ninety miles from Seattle. Because of its beauty, this area officially named after the mythical home of the Greek Gods in 1792. Olympic National Park offers almost one million acres and three different ecosystems to explore sub-alpine, coastal, and forest. Wiry grasses and wild flowers stripe the rocky ledges of the alpine capped with a white covering of snow.
The Red River Métis, along with many other Prairie-Plains groups, had a relied heavily upon the buffalo as a means for food and other products. There were two main hunts every year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Métis had to travel a distance from their Red river settlements in order to find the buffalo herds to hunt (DeMallie, 2001). “Men, women and children all went along on the hunts, because they needed as many people as possible to transport all of the buffalo hides and meat back home” (Canada’s First Peoples, 2007). The entire Métis community took part in these hunts.
'With reference to specific key players evaluate the attempts to manage conflict within the Colorado basin.' [10 marks] A series of treaties and agreements concerning the Colorado River made between 7 states in the USA and also between the USA and Mexico since the early 1900s to the present day have shaped how the water from the river is managed and utilised. More than 10 major dams have been built, to provide hydroelectric power, irrigation and create reservoirs, which promotes industrial and economic growth, but concerns environmentalists with the damage to ecosystems. Additionally, disparity in water needs is putting strain on the Colorado, as some states are taking more than their fair share of the water available, leading to conflict. Much controversy came about due to the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam as part of the Colorado River Compact, which aimed to 'ensure through water storage the delivery of sufficient water to the lower basin during years of drought, so as to allow the upper basin to better utilize its allocation of river flow' as proposed by The USBR (United States Bureau of Reclamation).
The Cuyahoga River is pretty short only 100 miles ending dumping out into Lake Erie. As every river it is cricked, shallow in places, and narrow. It flows south then to the north. In 1769 a group of surveyors led by General Moses Cleveland traveled to Northeast Ohio towards Lake Erie and drew lines for different lots and towns. One of these towns struggled through settlements on a useless river this town is Cleveland.
After researching Mike Callicrate, I was able to find the following information from his website http://www.ranchfoodsdirect.com : Mike Callicrate was born in Evergreen, Colorado. He has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University. “Since the mid-1990s, Mike has been active in social and political efforts to improve the welfare of family farms and to restore effective publicly regulated markets. He was a founding member of several farm advocacy groups including the Organization for Competitive Markets, R-CALF and the Kansas Cattlemen's Association. He also was a lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the world's largest meatpacker, IBP, now part of Tyson Foods, alleging unfair and discriminatory marketing practices.”
During the construction of the post office in Gardiner, Montana in the 1950’s. The 1959 Yellowstone earthquake just west of Yellowstone at Hebgen Lake damaged roads and some structures in the park. In the northwest section of the park, new geysers were found, and many existing hot springs became turbid.It was the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in recorded history.In 1963, after several years of public controversy regarding the forced reduction of the elk population in Yellowstone, United States Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall appointed an advisory board to collect scientific data to inform future wildlife management of the national parks. In a paper known as the Leopold Report, the committee observed that culling programs at other national parks had been ineffective, and recommended management of Yellowstone's elk population. The Heritage and Research Center is located at Gardiner, Montana, near the north entrance to the parkhe center is home to the Yellowstone National Park's museum collection, archives, research library, historian, archeology lab, and herbarium.
Phalice Benford May 12, 2013 EG481: Environmental Issues_V3.0 > Week 8 > Assignment > Writing Assignment Colorado River Report 1. Explain what is meant by the statement, "an inhospitable desert has become a playground, and the Colorado River has become a plumbing system." “By exploiting the Colorado River, which gets most of its water from snowmelt in the Rocky Mountains, Americans have made the desert bloom with cotton, alfalfa, fruits, vegetables, specialty food plants, houses, and artificial recreation areas. An inhospitable desert has become a playground, and the Colorado River has become a plumbing system.” This means that because we as people have made so many changes to this natural environment this is the end result of our actions we used the Colorado River for our own gain and has caused havoc on the river itself which has taken away from the animals that resided in the river.