The United States is home to world’s most extensive system of protected public lands—the National Park System. The parks include unique and fragile wonders and cultural treasures from pre-Columbian America to the Civil Rights Movement.
The folks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government created the following infographic to bring attention to these valuable national resources and raise awareness to ensure that they remain protected for generations to come.
In the graphic you'll find references to:
* The history and development of the National Park System
* How the national parks are administered today
* Highlights of the natural wonders protected in the parks
* Profiles of our most famous parks – Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Great Smokey Mountains