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 AllRefer.com - Death Valley, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Death Valley National Park, 3,367,628 acres (1,363,412 hectares), a protected region of Death Valley, was established as a national monument in 1933 and designated a national park in 1994.
Death Valley was named by gold seekers who undertook to cross this desolate region in 1849 on their way to the California gold fields.
Death Valley, SE Calif. and SW Nev., a deep, arid basin, 140 mi (225 km) long, bordered on the W by the Panamint Range and on the E by the Amargosa Range.
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 250 Death Valley Links
Death Valley is a highly valued national resource and recreational area that is protected and preserved by the National Park Service and others for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations...
Death Valley National Park is a land of extraordinary canyons and colors.
http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/wheat-49ers.htm The Forty-Niners in Death Valley: A Tentative Census.
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 Encyclopedia: National park
National parks are a form of protected area.
A national park is a reserve of land, usually owned by a national government, that is protected from most human development and pollution.
Yosemite National Park (pronounced Yo-SEM-it-tee, IPA) is a U.S. national park largely in Mariposa County, and Tuolumne County, California, United States.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/National-park   (167 words)

  
 Death Valley - Information, Maps, Facts, What to do, Links, and much more.
Death Valley is a deep arid basin in the northern Mojave Desert of southern California in the United States, extending for approximately 140 mi (225 km) along the California-Nevada border approximatley 100 mi (160 km) west of Las Vegas.
While there is very little rain in Death Valley, the valley is prone to flooding during heavy rains, because the soil is unable to absorb the bulk of the water.
The valley received its name in 1849 during the California gold rush by emigrants who sought to cross the valley on their way to the gold fields.
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 MSN Encarta : Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Atlas, and Homework
In dense urban areas, the death rate usually goes up considerably during prolonged periods of smog.
Ask Bill Nye: Why do we have fingernails?
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 Free Pictures of Racetrack Playa
Used it for the german version of wikipedia (the free encyclopedia): Death Valley National Park.
Keywords: racetrack playa death valley moving rocks sliding stones
You may use this image for any purpose, including commercial.
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 Nearctica - Conservation - U.S. Code - Chapter 1, Subchapter 59 (Part 3)
The Death Valley National Monument is hereby abolished as such, the lands and interests therein are hereby incorporated within and made part of the new Death Valley National Park, and any funds available for purposes of the monument shall be available for purposes of the park.
The Joshua Tree National Monument is hereby abolished as such, the lands and interests therein are hereby incorporated within and made part of the new Joshua Tree National Park, and any funds available for purposes of the monument shall be available for purposes of the park.
In recognition of the past use of the National Park System units and wilderness areas designed under this Act by Indian people for traditional cultural and religious purposes, the Secretary shall ensure access to such park system units and wilderness areas by Indian people for such traditional cultural and religious purposes.
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 Death Valley National Park (National Park Service)
Death Valley is a treasure trove of scientific information about the ancient Earth and about the forces still working to shape our modern world.
Death Valley is a land of extremes, and much more.
Hottest, Driest, Lowest: Death Valley is a land of extremes.
www.nps.gov /deva   (737 words)

  
 Death Valley
Death Valley National Park, established on February 11, 1933, covers almost 3,000 square miles and is a vast natural museum, larger than the Yellowstone National Park.
Thus the 1849 chapter of Death Valley history is filled with tales of hardship and, in some cases, heroism of these first white people in the area - the ones who in happily crying, "Good-bye, Death Valley", gave the area its name.
The floor of the Valley is almost 300 feet below sea level (at Badwater basin) and it is recognized as the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere and one of the hottest places on earth.
www.americanwest.com /deathvalley   (737 words)

  
 Death-Valley.us - Studying light pollution; Measurements taken at Pinnacles National Monument
Because of their often-secluded locations and many visitors, national parks are in a unique position to show the public what its missing due to excess lighting.
At Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a remote New Mexico preserve centered around prehistoric Anasazi ruins, the night sky has become an integral part of the park's mission.
Pinnacles, a 24,000-acre monument of scenic rock formations along the Monterey-San Benito county border, is one of only 12 parks nationwide where light pollution has been quantified.
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 The Straight Dope: Why is Death Valley a national monument rather than a national park?
Death Valley National Monument, though, was huge, and the absence of trees notwithstanding, many urged Congress to upgrade its status to national park, which Congress eventually did.
National monuments are generally smaller than national parks and less diverse in terms of the number of "attractions" they contain.
National monuments, on the other hand, are selected at the sole discretion of the president from among available federal lands, under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906.
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 Death Valley National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Death Valley National Park is a mostly arid National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Inyo County, California, USA with a small section extending into Nevada.
Death Valley National Monument was created in 1933, placing the area under some protection.
Death Valley National Monument was designated a biosphere reserve in 1984.
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 Death Valley National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Death Valley National Park is a mostly arid National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Inyo County, California, USA with a small extension and exclave (Devil's Hole) in Nevada.
Death Valley National Monument was designated a biosphere reserve in 1984.
Death Valley National Monument was created in 1933, placing the area under some protection.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Death_Valley_National_Park   (5284 words)

  
 Death Valley, California (Cities)
Death Valley National Park located in Death Valley has more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery, interesting and rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness, and sites of historical and cultural interest.
Death Valley is located in Inyo County northeast of Barstow between Lone Pine and the Nevada state line along Highway 190 near the Death Valley National Monument.
The floor of the Valley is almost 300 feet below sea level (at Badwater basin) and it is recognized as the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere and one of the hottest places on earth.
www.ohwy.com /ca/d/deathva.htm   (5284 words)

  
 Death Valley National Park (DesertUSA)
Death Valley National Park comprises more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery, rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness and sites of historical interest.
Located in the center of the park, the Furnace Creek Visitor Center houses museum exhibits, a visitor information desk, and the Death Valley Natural History Association bookstore.
Death Valley was named by gold-seekers, some of whom died crossing the valley during the 1849 California gold rush.
www.desertusa.com /dv/du_dvpmain.html   (5284 words)

  
 Death Valley National Park : Introduction Frommers.com
Today's visitor to Death Valley drives in air-conditioned comfort, stays in comfortable hotel rooms or at well-maintained campgrounds, orders meals and provisions at park concessions, even quaffs a beer at the local saloon.
The naming of Death Valley National Monument came at a time when Americans began to discover the romance of the desert.
Death Valley is raw, bare earth, the way it must have looked before life began.
www.frommers.com /destinations/deathvalleynationalpark/1123010001.html   (5284 words)

  
 Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park has more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery, interesting and rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness, and sites of historical and cultural interest.
Death Valley NP covers almost 3,000 square miles- larger than the Yellowstone National Park.
Death Valley has a network of unpaved and primitive backcountry roads that can be used by 4-wheel drive or light trucks.
www.yellowecho.com /travel/deathvalley.htm   (5284 words)

  
 APPENDIX B: LAND PROTECTION PLAN FOR DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
The diversity of Death Valley National Park's plant communities result partly from the region's location in the Mojave Desert, a zone of tension and overlap between the Great Basin Desert to the north and the Sonoran Desert to the south (Kearney and Peebles 1960).
In 1933, Death Valley National Monument was established, and the valley soon became the focus of increasing tourism and recreational development.
The National Park Service has considered alternative means of land protection and concluded that only in limited instances would they meet the long-term management objective of the park, which is the preservation and restoration of lands in their natural condition, and the protection of cultural resources.
www.nps.gov /moja/devaplan/devaappb.html   (10971 words)

  
 Roads in Death Valley National Park
Park before entering the last 0.1-mile of old roadway that is overgrown and very wet.
Many backcountry dirt roads are not shown on the official park map and most remote road junctions are not signed.
High clearance 4WD: The first 12 miles of dirt road from the park boundary are high clearance 2WD.
www.death-valley.us /roads5.html   (2311 words)

  
 ecofeminism: URGENT: Save Silent Valley National Park from dam project
Valley for posterity and Bharathapuzha from further destruction and death.
The survival of Silent Valley rain forests -one of
Silent Valley Forests of the Southern Western Ghats is still fresh in the memory
www.livejournal.com /community/ecofeminism/18200.html   (1148 words)

  
 Death Valley National Park GORP
Death Valley National Park gives new meaning to the word extreme.
It sprawls across 3.4 million acres, making Death Valley the largest national park in the contiguous United States, almost five times larger than its glamorous California neighbor, Yosemite.
Hemmed in by nine mountain ranges, Death Valley is cut off from rejuvenating rainfall and cooling Pacific winds, making it one of the driest and hottest places in the world.
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 Death Valley National Park, California (DeathValley.com) - explore, visit, services, and the best of Death Valley National Monument
Death Valley National Park, California (DeathValley.com) - explore, visit, services, and the best of Death Valley National Monument
Visit the NEW "Death Valley Talk" and join in on discussions, or simply view previous comments.
The lower elevations of Southern Death Valley are a-wash with yellow flowers, particularly along Badwater Road.
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 Death Valley National Park
Almost 3 years after our gruelling whiz past Death Valley in July 2001, we decided to take into its charms again in March 2004, only to find that the Park is more accessible and enjoyable than previously thought.
There wasn't even a single bird in the entire Death Valley Monument.
We were in Death Valley on July 7th.
www.varp.net /travel/death_valley.html   (1148 words)

  
 Death Valley Tourist Information
The Maturango Museum is the home of the Death Valley Tourist Center and has some guide books and maps of Death Valley and the DV Natural History Association Newspaper which has all the hours of operation of facilities, campground lists, accommodations, maps, and everything else necessary to plan your visit to the Park.
Death Valley 49ers Encampment at Furnace Creek and Stovepipe Wells (and the entire valley floor), usually second weekend in November, the link has the schedule of events.
The display area features history and natural history of Death Valley, including tales of the discovery of the valley by the 1849ers (and the "fake trunk") and the mining of many minerals from the valley.
www1.ridgecrest.ca.us /~matmus/DeathV.html   (1148 words)

  
 California Guide - Death Valley National Park
The protected area, proclaimed a National Monument in 1933, was extended in 1994 (by the Desert Protection Act) to include an additional 1200,000 acres, mainly in the little-visited northwest section, and was upgraded in status to a National Park; this now covers 3 million acres, making it the largest in the US outside Alaska.
Named features on maps of Death Valley include the Funeral Mountains, Coffin Peak, Hell's Gate, Starvation Canyon and Dead Man Pass - this is clearly a place with a bad history, reflecting the troubles and misfortunes endured by the pioneers who first traversed, inhabited and mined the region during the end of the last century.
The Valley is a long, low depression set in largely barren and unpopulated country of desert plains and rocky ridges, east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
www.americansouthwest.net /california/death_valley/national_park.html   (1148 words)

  
 National Park Service: Fauna6 (Bibliography)
Observations on the desert bighorn in Death Valley National Monument, summer of 1940, 6 pp.
The Death Valley bighorn census, July 1955, Death Valley National Monument.
MILLER, ALDEN H. Vertebrate inhabitants of the piñon Association in the Death Valley Region.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/fauna6/faunab.htm   (1148 words)

  
 Death Valley National Park & Monument - Las Vegas
Death Valley National Park & Monument - Las Vegas
Death Valley, CA Death Valley National Monument has become famous for several things, but most prominently would be it is the lowest dry point below sea level in the Western Hemisphere (-282 feet).
For your enjoyment, Death Valley Park and Visitor Center is open year-round.
www.lasvegasprintbrokers.com /deathvalley.html   (1148 words)

  
 Death Valley National Park
Originally formed in 1933 as Death Valley National Monument encompassing Death Valley proper, Death Valley National Park was created in 1994 to include parts of the Panamint, Saline and Eureka Valleys.
Death Valley National Park (DVNP) is probably my favorite place to visit.
The Saline Valley Road, as its name implies is a north-south road traversing the length of Saline Valley, with is north and west of Death Valley, proper.
www.4crawler.com /4x4/DeathValley/index.shtml   (1148 words)

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