The Sequoia Forest is one of the most beautiful places in California, and is a must-see for nature lovers everywhere. I already learned some amazing facts about the place, and now I’m going to share with you.
Number One: The Sequoia National Forest, named for the world’s largest trees, has the greatest concentration of giant sequoia groves in the world. Protected within the Giant Sequoia National Monument, these groves and the areas around them are managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Number Two: Endangered Species, and Others The national park boasts an extensive variety of wildlife, including 5 types of fish unique to the area, 200 different bird species, and 26 different types of reptiles. There are some endangered species as well, including the California Condor, the Bald Eagle, and the Bighorn Sheep.
Number Three: Unique Growth Methods of the Sequoia One of the factors that contributes to these trees being so resistant to fire and living such fantastically long lives, is the way they grow. While other trees bend or curve, sequoias grow up perfectly vertical.
Number Four: Native American Settlements It’s been proven that Native Americans, such as the Western Deep volcanic rock was forced above the ground by a subduction zone, which created the iconic peaks admired by so many in modern days.
Number Five: Complex Road Systems More than 1,500 miles of intricate road systems exist within this park, and are meticulously maintained. There are also about 1,000 miles of abandoned roads in the area, and 850 dedicated to horseback riding and driving ATVs.
Number Six: John Muir’s Contributions The famed naturalist writer, John Muir, helped the park gain recognition through his talent and written works. He knew that the park was ecologically significant, and aided its development.
Number Seven: The First National Park Founded to Protect a Species Sequoia National Park was formed with the intention of protecting a living organism, which is quite unique in the world of national parks.
I hope you found interesting facts about this park supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and thanks for checking out my blog, and I hope to post more like this soon, and feel free to leave a comment! ;P