Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
DOINews: AK CSC Director and NCCWSC Chief Present "Applying Climate Impacts Science" on Oct 23
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On Wednesday, October 23, Alaska Climate Science Center Director, Steve Gray and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Chief, Doug Beard, will conduct a presentation on "Applying Climate Impacts Science for Resource Management, Planning and Adaptation" in Anchorage, AK (and via webex).
Everyone is Invited to Attend!
When: Wednesday, October 23, 10:00AM -11:00 AM
Where: USGS Glenn Olds Hall Conference Room 4210 University Drive, Anchorage
Who: Doug Beard, Chief, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, USGS Steve Gray, Director, Alaska Climate Science Center, USGS
Will Present: Applying Climate Impacts Science for Resource Management, Planning and Adaptation
About the Talk: The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC; https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/) provides natural resource managers with tools and information needed to address the impacts of climate change. In particular NCCWSC focuses on the development of climate-change adaptation strategies in the context of DOI resources, while also working collaboratively with the management community at large. As a part of this mission, NCCWSC manages the eight DOI/USGS Climate Science Centers (CSCs; http://www.doi.gov/csc/), and works closely with the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives at both regional and national levels. Please join NCCWSC Chief Doug Beard and Alaska CSC Director Steve Gray for an update and Q&A on the implementation and growth of these programs. This event will be held at USGS in the Glenn Olds Hall Conference Room from 10-11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 23.
WebEx: We are limited to 20 Webex attendees, so we would please ask webex attendees to view presentation in groups whenever possible. If you would like to participate in the webex please contact Durelle Smith at email@example.com to obtained webex and call in information.
Parking: May be limited at Glenn Olds Hall. Additional parking is available at the Moseley Sports Center or the lot between Carrs-Gottstein and Atwood buildings. Please allow extra time for walking.