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National parks and reserves

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View Resource Mapping the National Parks

This recent release from the Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory Project (last reviewed in the April 30, 1999 Scout Report) highlights some of the gems from the Library's Geography and Map Division. This offering consists of about 200 maps, dating from the seventeenth century to the present day, of the areas that eventually became four of America's finest National Parks: Acadia, Grand...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/national-parks-maps/about-th...
View Resource Yosemite Geology

The National Park Service maintains the Yosemite National Park Web site and the corresponding Geology page. This Web site gives an overview of the geologic history of the site, tells how the Sierra Nevada range formed, explains the basics of granitic rock, shows how glaciers carved out the canyons, and much more.[JAB]

https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/geology.htm
View Resource National Park Service Develops Novel Way to Fund Renovation of "The Rock"

Alcatraz, which performed almost thirty years of service as a maximum security federal penitentiary, is now the focus of a new fund-raising campaign initiated by the National Park Service. As part of well-orchestrated "Save the Rock" campaign, the National Park Service has begun selling pieces of the decrepit cell house and guards' quarters. If the Park Service had not devised this rather...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0704
View Resource USGS: Geology in the Parks

The US Geological Survey Geology in the Parks Web site is a cooperative project of the USGS Western Earth Surface Processes Team and the National Park Service. This extensive site covers geologic maps, plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, geologic time, US geologic provinces, park geology of the Mojave, Sunset Crater, Lake Mead, North Cascades, Death Valley, Yosemite National Park, and much more....

https://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/project/home.html
View Resource A History of Concession Development in Yellowstone National Park, 1872-1966

While millions of people visit Yellowstone National Park each year, very few of them will actually pay detailed attention to the various concessions offered around the area, unless of course they are unable to purchase various sundries or crucial items. In this wholly engaging 153-page work, author Mary Shivers Culpin (writing for the National Park Service's Yellowstone Center for Resources),...

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/historyculture/upload/Concess...
View Resource National Park Service Photo Collection

Over the past century, a host of photographers have documented the grounds and buildings of the National Parks for the National Park Service, and in doing so have created a collection that contains over two million images. Some of these eminent photographers include such personages as Jack Boucher, Arno B. Cammerer, and Abbie Rowe. The National Park Service has recently placed 2000 of these images...

https://www.nps.gov/hfc/cfm/npsphoto.cfm
View Resource The Hidden World of National Parks Screenshot

This spectacular Google Arts and Culture page was recently awarded the 2017 Webby Award for Best Educational website. Developed in collaboration with the National Parks Service, this website allows visitors to experience the wonder of five different national parks in the United States: Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Bryce Cannon...

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/