Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
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.
In accordance with Title 1—General Provisions, Chapter I—Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, Part 12—Official Distribution Within Federal Government, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 12.2 (a)(4):
"Each Federal executive agency will be provided with the number of copies needed for official use, not to exceed 300 copies of individual titles per agency, based on a written request from the agency Federal Register authorizing officer. . .."
The U.S. Department of the Interior Publishing Council works collectively to solicit the Department's annual CFR requirements. On an annual basis, typically in August, the Publishing Council receives a written announcement from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announcing the opportunity for the Department to submit the next fiscal year CFR publication request.
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) takes the lead in coordinating the response for the Department and the Bureaus. Reclamation sends out a written announcement to each Bureau announcing the opportunity for each Bureau to submit back their organization's requirements for a consolidation submission.
Each Bureau's CFR requirements are compiled into a consolidated request to NARA for the Department's 300 free copies of individual titles. If any particular title exceeds the 300 free copies, each Bureau is provided a breakdown of the CFR titles and is requested to order directly from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) via a SF-1 when Rider Order opportunities are announced during the year via GPO Circular Letters.
If you have any questions on the Department's 300 free CFR copies, please contact Reclamation's Printing Officer.