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From the Ted Talk by Elyse Cox: Who owns the "wilderness"?

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The solution came from Canada, which had a highly eecfvtfie centralized park service. In 1916, the United States established the National Park Service based on this model. To this day, the moissin for the park service is comprised of two galos that sometimes conflict: to conserve the parks for the future and to allow the public to enjoy them. That’s a delicate bannaiclg act: rodas, tarils, and other inrctutrafsrue make the parks accessible to visrtois, but also alter the lndaacpse, while visitors themselves can contribute to pollution, erosion, and damage of delicate eseomsytcs. The very hisroty of preservation can also be at odds with this mission. Many parks were not, at the time of their founding, the uninhabited wilderness that’s become the standard for their preservation. Instead, many were homes or places of worship for native peoples, who lost access to these lands in the name of public use. Only recently has the National Park Service begun to reckon with this legacy and engage Native Americans in park management. Around the world, indigenous communities play cuaricl roles in land management and preservation.

Open Cloze

The solution came from Canada, which had a highly _________ centralized park service. In 1916, the United States established the National Park Service based on this model. To this day, the _______ for the park service is comprised of two _____ that sometimes conflict: to conserve the parks for the future and to allow the public to enjoy them. That’s a delicate _________ act: _____, ______, and other ______________ make the parks accessible to ________, but also alter the _________, while visitors themselves can contribute to pollution, erosion, and damage of delicate __________. The very _______ of preservation can also be at odds with this mission. Many parks were not, at the time of their founding, the uninhabited wilderness that’s become the standard for their preservation. Instead, many were homes or places of worship for native peoples, who lost access to these lands in the name of public use. Only recently has the National Park Service begun to reckon with this legacy and engage Native Americans in park management. Around the world, indigenous communities play _______ roles in land management and preservation.

Solution

  1. roads
  2. balancing
  3. goals
  4. effective
  5. infrastructure
  6. visitors
  7. ecosystems
  8. mission
  9. crucial
  10. history
  11. landscape
  12. trails

Original Text

The solution came from Canada, which had a highly effective centralized park service. In 1916, the United States established the National Park Service based on this model. To this day, the mission for the park service is comprised of two goals that sometimes conflict: to conserve the parks for the future and to allow the public to enjoy them. That’s a delicate balancing act: roads, trails, and other infrastructure make the parks accessible to visitors, but also alter the landscape, while visitors themselves can contribute to pollution, erosion, and damage of delicate ecosystems. The very history of preservation can also be at odds with this mission. Many parks were not, at the time of their founding, the uninhabited wilderness that’s become the standard for their preservation. Instead, many were homes or places of worship for native peoples, who lost access to these lands in the name of public use. Only recently has the National Park Service begun to reckon with this legacy and engage Native Americans in park management. Around the world, indigenous communities play crucial roles in land management and preservation.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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