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.
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 scientific priorities of the Southeast CSC are driven by the needs and priorities of the natural and cultural resource management communities in the Southeast region.
The Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC) for the Southeast CSC will include representatives from those Landscape Conservation Cooperatives with all or a majority of their area within the Southeast region, as well as other management and science partners in the region.
The SAC will meet at least annually and will approve the Southeast CSC Science Agenda, which identifies and prioritizes needs for research, monitoring, data management, and additional skills and capacities needed in the region.
Stakeholder Advisory Council Members
Jess Weaver, Chair (E-mail) Regional Executive for the Southeast U.S. Geological Survey
Cindy Dohner (E-mail) Region 4 Director U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
David Vela (E-mail) Southeast Regional Director U.S. National Park Service
David Brown (E-mail) Regional Climate Services Director, Southern Region National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Liz Agpaoa (E-mail) Region 8 Forester U.S. Forest Service
Nick Wiley (E-mail) Executive Director Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Representative from the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies