Carlsbad Caverns

It is located in New Mexico

Jim White is the founder of Carlsbad Caverns. He named many of the caves such as Giant Dome, Bottomless Pit, Totem Pole and many more.

History- Jim white first descended underground as a teenager in 1898, using a home-made wire ladder, but it was over 10 years before he could interest anyone else in his discovery. Early visitors descended to the caves . In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Carlsbad Caverns a National Monument and, in 1930, the Carlsbad Caverns National Park was established.

Tourism is the biggest funding source and there are more than 380,000 visitors per year. January is the month that has the fewest visitors

The region is very dry and its a big desert with a whole bunch of dunes

The size of Carlsbad Caverns is 46,000 acres and there are 119 known caves

The climate of Carlsbad Caverns is cool dry winters and hot wet summers

The landforms are caves, canyons, and slopes

The animals at Carlsbad Caverns are bats. There are 17 different species of bats in the park. There are also mountain lions, including pumas, cougars, and catamounts.

There are a total of 85 different plant associations in Carlsbad Caverns' vegetation.

Conservation protects the natural resources and preservation protects the buildings, objects, and landscapes of Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns has ben impacted by human activity because scientists and researchers are getting to understand more about the park and the organisms that live in it. This may lead them to helping with serious human diseases such as cancer.

Carlsbad Caverns recently on August 25, 2016 celebrated 100 years of the park since it was discovered.

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