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1 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve By Kristopher Mortensen

2 When and How it Became a National Park The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park became an official National Park in 1980. The reason why is so they can keep and protect the scenic beauty and quality of the high mountain peaks, foothills, glacial systems, lakes, and streams, valleys and coastal landscapes in their natural state and to protect habitat for and populations of, fish and wildlife.

3 How the Park was Formed The park was formed from the tectonic plates colliding into each other creating its glories mountains, glaciers, and volcanoes.

4 Types of Rocks in the Park These are the many types in the National Park: Bedrock Basalt Pseudotachylite Tuff Shale Marble

5 Special Landforms Wrangell- St. Elias National Park has many landforms like: Volcanoes Mountains Glaciers Valleys

6 Current Changes The North American Plate and the Pacific Plate are converging making the mountains in the park to grow taller.

7 The Problems Because of the pollution is causing global warming and toxic air to melt the glaciers and creating acid rain destroying the trees in the forests.

8 What is Helping In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson created a team called the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) to help protect the environment of this park using technology to tell the PH in the water and plant trees.

9 Map of Park

10 Pictures and Diagrams These are some of the many volcanoes in the National Park.

11 Bibliography Anchorage, Car From. "Ad Call." Travel & Cultures -- National Geographic. Web. 28 May 2010.. Guide to the National Parks of the United States. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2009. Print. "Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 28 May 2010.. Wrangell - St Elias National Park. Web. 28 May 2010.. "Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve - Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)." U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America. Web. 28 May 2010..

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