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The national parks. Morning of creation America's best idea

After World War II, an increasingly mobile nation visits the parks as never before. Park Service biologist Adolph Murie argues that ingrained practices such as killin predators runs counter to the purpose of national parks, while David Brower mobilizes public opinion to defeat Congressional proposals for dams. When President Jimmy Carter ets aside 56 million acres in Alaska, a huge uproar results--and the largest grassroots movement in conservation history fights for the creation of seven new Alaska parks.

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  • "After World War II, an increasingly mobile nation visits the parks as never before. Park Service biologist Adolph Murie argues that ingrained practices such as killin predators runs counter to the purpose of national parks, while David Brower mobilizes public opinion to defeat Congressional proposals for dams. When President Jimmy Carter ets aside 56 million acres in Alaska, a huge uproar results--and the largest grassroots movement in conservation history fights for the creation of seven new Alaska parks."@en
  • "Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction."@en
  • "Following World War II, the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year. A new billion-dollar campaign: Mission 66 is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors. A biologist named Adolph Murie introduces the revolutionary notion that predatory animals, which are still hunted, deserve the same protection as other wildlife. In Florida, Lancelot Jones, the grandson of a slave, refuses to sell to developers his family's property on a string of unspoiled islands in Biscayne Bay and instead sells it to the federal government to be protected as a national monument. In the late 1970s, President Jimmy Carter creates an uproar in Alaska when he sets aside 56 million acres of land for preservation, the largest expansion of protected land in history. In 1995, wolves are re-established in Yellowstone, making the world's first national park a little more like what it once was."@en

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  • "The national parks. Morning of creation America's best idea"@en
  • "The national parks, America's best idea. Episode six, The morning of creation (1946-1980)"@en
  • "The national parks America's best idea. Episode six, The morning of creation (1946-1980)"@en