At the height of the Great Depression and in the final days of his presidency, President Herbert Hoover declared a white sand desert in New Mexico as a national monument. In December 2019, Congress passed legislation and a bill was signed that elevated the park's designation; it became our 62nd national park.
Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonders and mysteries of volcanoes and hydrothermal features for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered. National Park Trust is working with the National Park Service to protect and preserve property inside the park in order to greatly reduce the possibility of future development in the park.
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Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure, written by Ilona E. Holland, offers breathtaking photographs and a charming story as well as an afterward with a short history of the park, a detailed map, and fun facts about wildlife, conservation, and more.