Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The National Parks and Monuments of the United States are America's gifts to herself. The millions of acres that have been set aside guarantee that there will always be wild places for those alive today, and for future generations. This program is part of a series that showcases some of the treasures in this unique American legacy that benefits humans, as well as the flora and fauna of these special places. Perhaps no national park is more associated with the American legacy that its first park at Yellowstone. The amazingly diverse beauty of the park, from Old Faithful to Yellowstone Lake, its rugged forests and mountains, and the wildlife that lives within its borders, are captured in film and photography. Historians discuss the geology, natural, and human history of the park, while residents and rangers share their personal experiences of life in Yellowstone National Park.