The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Season 1 Episode 5

Great Nature (1933-1945)

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2009 on PBS
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The Great Depression proves to have an unexpected benefit for the National Parks as Franklin Roosevelt's Civilian Conservations Corps makes substantial improvements to the park system. The National Park Service begins to emphasize ecosystem preservation, something that drives the creation of Florida's Everglades National Park.
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      • By the 1930s, the National Parks were so concerned with visitor happiness that rangers would deliberately destroy pelican eggs so that there would be less competition for fish with human anglers.

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      • Narrator: (on the role of the Civilian Conservation Corps) During that time, some 218 million dollars would be pumped into projects solely within the National Parks, including trails and buildings that remain to this day.

      • Voice of George Melendez Wright (the third director of the Park Service): (describing how animals in National Parks behave differently than in zoos) Walking along a deep forest trail he (a park visitor) comes upon a single bear eagerly peeling the bark from a log in search of fat white grubs. This is a fresh thrill and it brings the realization of the unique charm of animals in a National Park. It lies in their wildness, not their tameness.

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