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This  week we will understand our impact on National Parks, and what we should  be doing to preserve them.  National parks can be a controversial  topic, so make sure that you keep your post and your replies respectful!
National  Parks can be defined as an entity that: “preserves unimpaired the  natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System  for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future  generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the  benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor  recreation throughout this country and the world” (NPS, 2018).
We all have probably enjoyed a National Park, and if you would like more information, take time to look around: https://www.nationalparks.org/
For This Discussion:

Find a National Park: https://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm
Choose  the state in which you reside. There are a lot of parks, so make sure  you choose one that is different than your classmates, and use it in the  title of your post.
Recall  that this is a biology class, therefore please select a park which  allows you to discuss the wildlife (plants and animals) and ecological  advantages.


How large is the park? 

What types of wildlife are found there?
What kind of recreation is present?

Have you ever visited in person?
What are the ecological advantages to the park?
What are the economic advantages to the park?

Additional Resources:
Wida, E.C. (2018, Mar. 30). Unhappy campers continue to protest Yosemite National Park’s first Starbucks. Today Online. Retrieved from https://www.today.com/food/starbucks-opens-first-national-park-despite-backlash-t126209
National Park Service. (2018). About Us. https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/index.htm
***Please choose a park in the state of Texas***
***I haven’t visited any National Parks***