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IN BRIEF

Established in 1924, Craters of the Moon National Monument celebrated its 75th birthday in 1999. In November 2000, a Presidential proclamation greatly expanded the Monument area. The National Park Service portions of the expanded Monument were designated as a National Preserve in August 2002. The area is managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management(BLM).

The Monument and Preserve encompass three major lava fields and 250,000 acres of sagebrush steppe grasslands. The rugged landscape remains remote and undeveloped with only one paved road across the northern end. Traditional livestock grazing continues within the grass/shrublands administered by BLM.

The Craters of the Moon lava field spreads across 618 square miles and is the largest young basaltic lava field in the lower 48 states. The Monument and Preserve contain more than 25 volcanic cones including outstanding examples of spatter cones. Sixty distinct lava flows form the Craters of the Moon lava field ranging in age from 15,000 to just 2,000 years old.

The Kings Bowl and Wapi lava fields, both about 2,200 years old, are now part of the National Preserve. All three lava fields lie along the Great Rift, with some of the best examples of open rift cracks in the world. There are excellent examples of pahoehoe, slabby pahoehoe, shelly pahoehoe, spiny pahoehoe, aa, and block lava, as well as rafted blocks, tree molds, lava tubes, and many other volcanic features.

Park in Focus

Yellowstone National Park

Overview:
Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world.

Preserved within Yellowstone are Old Faithful Geyser and some 10,000 hot springs and geysers, the majority of the planet's total. These geothermal wonders are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes; its last eruption created a crater or caldera that spans almost half of the park.

An outstanding mountain wildland with clean water and air, Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and wolf, and free-ranging herds of  the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet.

The human history of the park dates back 12,000 years. The events of the last 130 years of park history are reflected in the historic structures and sites associated with various periods of park administration and visitor facilities development.