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.
US Fish and Wildlife Service in support of the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC), and the US Geological Survey in support of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC) provide funding guidance for FY 2012 in the attached document.
A total estimated amount of up to $1,900,000 for 7-15 science, data, and information-oriented projects that support priorities of the PICCC and PICSC may be awarded. Maximum award amount is $500,000. Projects must address one or more of the Science Priorities identified for FY12: Geophysical Drivers of Change, Effects of Geophysical Drivers on Biological and Cultural Resources, Models of Resource Response to Change, and Tools for Visualization and Decision Support (see Section I for description of topics). Proposals may be solicited from a specific agency or organization with proprietary or jurisdictional rights or unique expertise, or a Request for Proposals for a specific type of work may be released with this announcement. Unsolicited proposals will be reviewed through the criteria included in this guidance.
See Section IV of the document referenced above for information on how to apply.
The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2012 by 5pm HST. If you do not have the capability to submit electronically, please contact PICCC Science Manager, Jeff Burgett (Jeff_Burgett@fws.gov, (808) 687-6149) for information on how you may apply under this announcement.