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.
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!
USGS is advertising for the leader of the South Central Climate Science Centers in Norman, Oklahoma. Come help the Department of Interior and USGS implement one of the eight new Climate Science Centers, focusing on developing climate science in support of developing adaptation strategies for fish, wildlife and their habitats, and other natural and cultural resource management endpoints. This position will direct lead, and manage and the activities of up to five research scientists and three administrative staff and will work closely with resource management partners and University Principal Investigators in developing the CSC science priorities. The incumbent will implement an annual science plan that brings together federal, state and university research to support resource management planning and action. The incumbent will be expected to obtain an official affiliation with the host University and will be able to develop their own research program focused on climate effects on natural resources.