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Lesson 15: Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

TermDefinition
When did the first National Park created? Yellowstone in 1872
John Muir Advocate for national parks. Helped start the Sierra Club.
Theodore Roosevelt Created five national parks and signed the Antiquities Act
Antiquities Act Was passed in 1906. First law to establish that archaeological sites on public lands are important public resources
Franklin Delano Roosevelt During the depression dramatically improved the national parks through the Civilian Corps. Helped with the expansion of the National Parks service.
Pocket Park Small park accessible to the public
Linear Parks Significantly longer in length than in width. E.g. New York & High Line Park
Neighborhood Park Small in size, fewer than 5 acres, and typically within walking and bicycling distance from most residents
Community Park Serve and area from one to five miles and are typically 20 to 100 acres in size
Regional Parks Land preserved on account for its natural beauty, historic interest, & recreational use. E.g. McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Scenic Resources Landscape patterns and landscape features that are aesthetically pleasing and contribute to the distinctness of a community or region
Viewshed Area visible through line of site from a location
Wildlife Corridor Linkage that joins two similar wildlife habitats
Conservation Easement Legal agreements between a property owner and a land trust or organization which the property owner agrees to place restriction of the use of the property to protect natural resources
Transfer of Development Rights Zoning technique used to protect farmland and other natural/cultural resources by directing development to area planning to accommodate growth.
Organics Act of 1916 Establish the National Parks Service to manage national parks and national monuments
Historic Sites Act of 1935 Sought to organize federally owned parks, monuments and historic sites
Wilderness Act of 1964 Created the National Wilderness Preservation system.
Wilderness Area An area of undeveloped Federal land retailing its primeval character and influence without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions.
National Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968 Seeks to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of current and future generations
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