U.S. National Parks Designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

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Categories: Nature United States Americas
Dataset contains 21 data items (see table below).

Overview

Dataset of national parks in U.S. that are designated as Biosphere Reserves (BR) - biosphere reserves are zones that serve to protect terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems.

Located in Alaska, the Denali National Park is the largest Biosphere Reserve in U.S. spanning an area of 4,740,911 acres. The most visited American Biosphere Reserve is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a park which encompasses 522,427 acres in area and is also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.. The Great Smoky Mountains National Parkreceived 12,547,743 visitors in 2019.

 

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 U.S. National Parks That Are Designated as UNESCO Biosphere:

Information/Description Attribution: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, s.v. List Of National Parks Of The United States ( accessed December 17, 2020 ) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_the_United_States)

 

Denali.(Alaska)

UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve

Centered on Denali, the tallest and highest prominence mountain in North America, Denali is serviced by a single road leading to Wonder Lake. Denali and other peaks of the Alaska Range are covered with long glaciers and boreal forest. Wildlife includes grizzly bears, Dall sheep, Porcupine caribou, and wolves.

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Death Valley.(California, Nevada)

UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve

Death Valley is the hottest, lowest, and driest place in the United States, with daytime temperatures that have exceeded 130 °F (54 °C). The park protects Badwater Basin and its vast salt flats located at the lowest elevation in North America, −282 ft (−86 m). The park also protects canyons, badlands, sand dunes, mountain ranges, historic mines, springs, and more than 1000 species of plants which grow in this geologic graben.

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Glacier Bay.(Alaska)

UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve & World Heritage Site

Glacier Bay contains tidewater glaciers, mountains, fjords, and a temperate rainforest, and is home to large populations of grizzly bears, mountain goats, whales, seals, and eagles. When discovered in 1794 by George Vancouver, the entire bay was covered by ice, but the glaciers have since receded more than 65 miles (105 km).

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Dataset of Largest National Parks:    in USA   |   in California   |   in Alaska   |   in Utah
Other Metrics:   Most Visited   |   U.S. National Parks That Are Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites   |   UNESCO Biosphere

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