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: NW CSC Adopts 2012-2015 Communication Strategy
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The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) adopted a Communication Strategy for 2012-2015 in March 2013. The purpose of this communication strategy is to describe the overall NW CSC communication goals and specific objectives, the target audiences for these objectives, the possible approaches for effectively communicating with those audiences, and the implementation process and status of the communication strategy as of January, 2013.
The NW CSC communication strategy has two overarching goals, which are to:
1. Facilitate development and dissemination of Northwest climate-related science, information, and tools to support management of natural and cultural resources under changing climate conditions; and
2. Increase access to and understanding of Northwest climate-related science and data.
To read more about communication services at the NW CSC or to download the communication strategy, please click here.