• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

National Park Idea

Glacier-carved mountain looms over lush green alpine meadow
United States national parks represent the  American people's commitment to preserve the best of their natural, historical, and cultural heritage unimpaired for future generations to enjoy.
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The people of the United States own and protect a sprawling system of national parks, including seashores, trails, monuments, and battlefields. All American citizens are, in a sense, stewards of sites where history unfolded, where mountains soar, and where rivers run. They keep these parks for the future, and they treasure them today. As former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to thepeople.” This edition of eJournal USA presents glorious views of the national parks, the history of this vast system, and its mission of conservation and public access. More >>>

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