National Monument Project (E.H., A.O., T.H.)
Why it was Protected?
- William Kent, a philanthropist and politician, recognized the forest as beautiful and preservable, purchased the land, and donated much of it to the Federal Government to be declared national park land.
- Land was named after John Muir, a man who found education in the forest in the early 1800s. Muir learned about life and ecosystems and convinced many that the conservation of the environment is ethical and required.
Protection Laws Enacted?
The purpose of this title is to state regulations regarding proper use, management, government, and protection of persons, property, and natural and cultural resources within areas under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.
These regulations are utilized to fulfill the stationary purposes of units of the National Park System:
- To conserve scenery, natural and historic objects, and wildlife.
- To provide for the enjoyment of those resources in a manner that will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
- There are many things you can do in the Muir Woods, such as hiking and biking, ranger-led activities, and athletic events.
- Weddings are as well permitted in the monument with a proper permit.
What Do Roosevelt's environmental Policies Reveal About the Progressive Era?
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