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).
Each bureau has a FOIA Public Liaison who can assist individuals in locating records particular to a bureau.
FOIA Public Liaisons report to the Department's Chief FOIA Officer and serve as supervisory officials to whom a requester can raise concerns about the service the requester has received.
FOIA Public Liaisons are responsible for assisting in reducing delays, increasing transparency and understanding of the status of requests, and assisting in the resolution of disputes.
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BIA Service Center: (202) 208-5097 Public Liaison: Daniel Largo Liaison Phone: (202) 208-5097
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OIG Service Center: (202) 208-0954 Public Liaison: Kevin Krebs Liaison Phone: (202) 208-0954
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OSM Service Center: (202) 208-5840 Public Liaison: Dele Awoniyi Liaison Phone: (202) 208-5840
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OST Service Center: (505) 816-1645 Public Liaison: Veronica Herkshan Liaison Phone: (505) 816-1645
USGS Service Center: (443) 498-5521 Public Liaison: Brian May Liaison Phone: (443) 498-5521
Departmental Service Center (888) 603-7119 Cindy Cafaro (202) 208-5342