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"It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness." ----------------------------------- Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the #WildernessAct, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and instructed federal land management agencies to manage wilderness areas and preserve wilderness character. What does #Wilderness mean to YOU? ----------------------------------- #WildernessAct53 #FindYourPark #Parks101 #preservation #travel #government #wildlife #deserts #swamps #beaches #relaxation #adventure #spirit #beauty

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Rocky Mountain Beeplants found in #GreatSandDunes are not only spectacular in late summer, but they have been an important part of traditional use and food for countless people in the area. Beeplants (Cleome serrulata) have many traditional uses for regional tribes and settlers including cooked and eaten alone or with cornmeal porridge, seeds from their pods eaten raw and dried as a snack, or ground into flour and used in making breads, and infusions of beeplant extract are used in the treatment of fever and stomach disorders to name a few! #FindYourPark #Parks101 #GreatSandDunesNPP #GreatSandDunes #nationalparks #wilderness #travel #beeplant #rockymountainbeeplant #wildflowers #grasslands #prairie #edibleplants #traditionalmedicine #food #Colorado #cleomeserrulata ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฝ

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In honor of #WomensEqualityDay meet Ranger Razsa from @santamonicamountainsnps! In this photo, she's working with Hupa Native American artist and storyteller Kat High to share with visitors the significance of the "Moon Races", stories performed by the Tongva people during the thinnest sliver of the moon. Have you met an inspiring woman park ranger? Tell us about your experience! #equality #womensrights #California #SantaMonicaMoutains #nationalparks #parkrangers #rangerspointingatthings #astronomy ๐ŸŒ–๐Ÿ‘

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Have you haiku'd? In honor of our 101st birthday today, we invite you to share you favorite #Parks101 memory, tip, or lesser-known park or story on social media in haiku! #FindYourPark #poetry #HappyBirthday #nationalparks ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ‚โœ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽโ›บ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ป

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No one visits #KobukValley National Park because itโ€™s easy! However, this remote park in Alaska north of the Arctic Circle rewards those intrepid enough to venture there. There are no developed facilities in Kobuk Valley, which is a discouragement for some, but an unequivocal temptation for those looking for true Alaskan wilderness. Click the link in our bio to learn more about this month's #NationalParkGetaway #Alaska #wilderness #winter #summer #wildlife #camping #Arctic #skiing #caribou #nationalparks #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #FindYourPark #Parks101 โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธโ›ท๐Ÿšต๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ—ปโ›บ๏ธ

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Who is that on her ranger hat? ๐Ÿธ A sunny day finds a Green Tree frog (Hyla cinerea) hanging out with @capehatterasnps park rangers! This tree frog occurs throughout the coastal plain region, stretching from the eastern shore of Virginia to southeast Florida, and can be found in the shaded and wet areas on the island trying to stay cool. #CapeHatteras #nationalseashore #frogs #nature #flathats โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ–

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