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By admin | Aug 26 2016 2:20 PM
In honor of National Parks in the US celebrating their 100th birthday a couple of days ago...

What are national parks or other conservation lands like in your area? Feel free to share some pictures if you can find some :)

Also, are national parks a good idea? Should they be government run? If you had a large amount of land available somewhere, would you donate it to be used as a national park or similar?
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Bi0Hazard
By Bi0Hazard | Aug 26 2016 6:20 PM
admin: What are national parks or other conservation lands like in your area?
There are several, two are Mount Rainier national park and Mt. Hood national forest.
Mount Rainier national park:




Also, are national parks a good idea? Should they be government run?
National park definition- an area of scenic beauty, historical importance, or the like, owned and maintained by a national government for the use of the people.
From: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/national-park
National parks are owned and maintained by the State. The state is really a group of people, in control of an established territory. I don't have an issue with owning land, even if some non-governmental entity wanted to claim a piece of land of scenic beauty and allow people to visit, I have no issue with that. I do have issues with the State in general though.
If you had a large amount of land available somewhere, would you donate it to be used as a national park or similar?
No.

Look here: http://www.livescience.com/55879-national-parks-photos.html
Crow
By Crow | Aug 27 2016 1:02 AM
National and State parks in Michigan

Isle Royale





Sleeping Bear Dunes





Pictured Rocks





Porcupine Mountains



Tahquamenon Falls



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Crow
By Crow | Aug 27 2016 1:04 AM
Coming to you from the most beautiful state in the United States.

35,000 islands, 10,000 + lakes, and several hundred waterfalls.
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By Crow | Aug 27 2016 1:06 AM
admin: Also, are national parks a good idea?

No. All land should be used to maintain mankind, but also shown the utmost respect.

Should they be government run?

Governments sell protected land to the highest bidder. Wyoming and Alaska for example.

If you had a large amount of land available somewhere, would you donate it to be used as a national park or similar?

No.
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Bi0Hazard
By Bi0Hazard | Aug 27 2016 2:39 AM
Crow: Looks great.
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By admin | Aug 27 2016 5:53 AM
Also, are national parks a good idea?
Awesome idea, protecting precious bits of land for future generations.

Should they be government run?
Yip

If you had a large amount of land available somewhere, would you donate it to be used as a national park or similar?
Assuming it was pretty and stuff, absolutely.

What are national parks or other conservation lands like in your area?
Always nice to show off a bit :)

To make it a fair comparison with the size of most US states, I've only included parks I can reach comfortably within 150-200km, and excluded most of the minor ones or parks I haven't been to (or at least traveled through). Given preference to those most accessible of course.

Kapiti Island





Tararua Ranges





Marlborough Sounds





Abel Tasman







Nelson Lakes





Kahurangi





Rimutaka





Aorangi





Ruahine





Whanganui





Taranaki





Tongariro
Oldest in the world and two-time world heritage area





And why not, here's one of mine:
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Crow
By Crow | Aug 27 2016 10:09 AM
Woah. Slow down.
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