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: Upcoming Training Course: Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices - Adaptation in Action
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Training Course: Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices - Adaptation in Action
August 20-21, 2013 - College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI.
Cost: $45 (includes meals).
Application deadline: June 28
This new course provides active, hands-on training for public, private, and tribal natural resource managers across the Midwest and Northeast who are interested in actively enhancing the ability of forests to cope with changing conditions. During this course, managers will learn how to incorporate climate change considerations into forest management planning and activities. Participants will use the report, "Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches" to identify practical adaptation actions for their own real-world forest management projects. The training will be held on August 20-21 in Keshena, WI, and cohosted by NIACS and NE CSC Consortium Institution, College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute. More information >>