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.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
DOINews: Recruiting for Administrative Professional (Arizona or Oregon)
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The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is recruiting for an administrative professional to support several Climate Science Centers (CSC) in the Western United States.
The position will be located in either Tucson, Arizona or Corvallis, Oregon, and will be housed at either the Southwest CSC or Northwest CSC, respectively. The position will report to NCCWSC headquarters in Reston, VA and will provide administrative (budget planning and execution, agreements and contracts, travel management and the like for multiple CSCs.
Details can be found on the USAJOBS website. Recruitment remains open until December 14.
ATL-2013-0054 Administrative Officer GS-0341-9/11 (MP-LD) Open to Merit promotion eligibles, status candidates and those who can be appointed under special appointing authority can be found on USAJOBS tomorrow from the following website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/331349600