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: Director of the Pacific Islands CSC Needed - Recruitment Closed
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Are you a Biologist, or Ecologist, or Physical Scientist, interested in working in collaboration with other scientists in the program development of a ground-breaking approach to scientific research on the impact climate has on fish, wildlife, habitats & cultural resources? Are you a dynamic speaker who can easily understand and explain scientific research findings to individuals with varying degrees of scientific knowledge and education. Do you find joy in the challenges and rewards that comes with being a supervisor? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!
As a Scientist within the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science organization, and as Director for the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
Develop and implement climate based science strategies for cultural and natural resources for the Pacific Islands.
Establish resource management partnerships and develop research needs and priorities.
Supervise a staff of up to five research scientists, students, post-doctoral appointments and other support positions.
Identify and develop national climate change science needs relative to the impact on regional natural and physical science resources.
Chair a regional Climate Science Center (CSC) implementation board ensuring decisions made on science priorities at the regional level are communicated and implementation in a timely manner.
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