The slogan at the top of the Roosevelt Arch, a huge monument located at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana says, “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People.” Is this the best way to think of the park?
Let’s work with the National Park Service to change the mission of Yellowstone and refocus on nature. To start with, let’s lobby the National Park Service to build new structures/monuments and place them at all entrances of Yellowstone National Park, to express as follows:
Yellowstone National Park:
“For the Conservation of our Natural Heritage.”
The forests, wildlife, rivers, and the landscape, more generally, are what makes Yellowstone a special place worthy of preservation and protection.
As for the Park’s cultural history, the man-made structures/buildings in Yellowstone are only of minor interest and importance. They are a reminder of commercial ventures, past and present, seeking to exploit this natural wonderland.
Contact Yellowstone today:
Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
Call today (307) 344-2002.
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posted by John Sandy