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Capitol Reef National Park By: Maggie Madigan
What year did Capitol Reef become a n official National Park President Roosevelt declared Capitol Reef a National Park on August, 2 nd 1937Capitol Reef National Park was established primarily to preserve geologic features, such as the scenic rock domes and narrow canyons.
How was Capitol Reef formed (from an earth science perceptive) The park was formed between15 and20 million years ago during weathering and erosion resulting in the “water pocket fold” (a waterpoket fold is a nearly 100-mile long warp in the Earth's crust, the Water pocket Fold is a classic monocline) which later became the national park capitol reef
What type of rocks can be found in Capitol Reef National Park Sedimentary Igneous metamorphic sandstone basalt there are no metamorphic rocks found in capitol reef national park shale Andesite Sedimentary rocks are rocks that build up of stuff like ash and dirt over time Igneous rocks are rocks that are from volcano's and or build up of volcano lava Metamorphic rocks are rocks that are deep in the earth and formed from heat & pressure There are 3 different types of rocks sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic
What special landforms and features can be found inside your park The Waterpocket Fold is a nearly 100-mile long warp in the Earth's crust. It is one of capitol reefs many landforms and features. Others include the pinyon- juniper, perennial streams, dry washes and rock cliffs. A pioyon-juniper is a type of ecosystem found throughout mountains and west lands. A dry wash is a dry stream bed. A rock cliff is just a cliff made of rock. A perennial stream is a stream or river (channel) that has continuous flow all year round
How is the land inside your park currently changing? New plants and animals are always coming and going The waterpoket folds are slowly changing over billions and billions of years
What environmental issues are affecting your park Temperature and weathering are big environmental issues because June and July are their thunderstorm months and capitol reef is mainly rock so when the rain hits some of the loose rocks will be carried away by water
How is technology used to preserve and maintain your park They use technology in their road materials, to find lost hikers, to send visitors information on the park, to treat wastewater, to cool & heat buildings, and to tell people the stories about the park (through movies, website, podcasts, etc).
Map of the park Country map Capitol reef national park Important landform or feature
Bibliography Works Cited Book: Ron. Utah's National Parks. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Ron Adkison. Print. Ser. 1. Web Sites: www.nps.gov/care. Web. Www.capitol.reef.national-park.com www.capitolreef.org Encyclopedia: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2- 5884929.html