National Parks are part of the heritage of America, and this title examines one of the most compelling parks in the country, Rocky Mountain National Park. Students will examine the ecosystems, geology, and the flora and fauna that makes Rocky Mountain National Park unique. Readers will learn this park's hstory from early human habitation through its designation as a national park, and examine the conflict between conservation and tourism that challenges efforts to preserve this national treasure for future generations. Includes original photos from award-winning author/photographer John Hamilton. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.