Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
What does the Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List do?
The Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List, to be maintained and housed within ONHR, is designed to assist the DOI and other agencies to locate and communicate with interested Native Hawaiian organizations.
It is hoped that the Notification List will promote greater networking and articulation among all Native Hawaiian organizations. The basic assumption being that the more Native Hawaiian organizations know about each other and about federal actions in Hawaii, the better opportunities there will be for increasing lokahi, collaboration and ho'opono whenever action is needed by na kanaka maoli and na poki'i.
The Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List may assist other Federal agency officials with their reasonable and good faith efforts to identify Native Hawaiian organizations that are to be notified or consulted when required by statute or when otherwise desired by the agency.
The Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List is voluntary, and Native Hawaiian organizations are not required to participate in the Notification List. However, it is anticipated that Federal agencies will rely on this list.
The placement of an organization on the Notification List shall not be construed as recognition by the Federal Government that the organization is a governmental, tribal, or other similar type of entity.
The placement of an organization on the Notification List is not intended to, and does not confer, any substantive or procedural right, benefit, or privilege enforceable at law or in equity, which is not otherwise available to the organization by law, by any party against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
The Notification List is created as a convenience for the U.S. Government and Native Hawaiian organizations. It does not provide a basis for legal action against the U.S. Government.
How Does a Native Hawaiian Organization apply to be on the Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List?
An organization must certify in writing to ONHR the following:
The organization serves and represents the interests of Native Hawaiians;
The organization has as a primary and stated purpose the provision of services to Native Hawaiians;
The organization has expertise in Native Hawaiian affairs; and
The organization would like to be placed on the Notification List.
The certification must be signed and dated by the organization’s governing body and include a valid U.S. mailing address where the organization wants notifications to be sent.
The request may also include the organization’s topical and geographic areas of interest.
If the certification from the organization is incomplete, the organization may not be listed.
It is a violation of Federal law to make false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements to the Federal Government.
Send the certification to: Ka’i’ini K. Kaloi, Director, Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, 1849 C Street NW. MS 3557, Washington, DC 20240.
How Long Does Registration on the Notification List Last?
Placement on the list is valid for five years. Placement automatically expires at the end of five years, measured from the date the organization was placed on the Notification List or last had its membership renewed, whichever is more recent. The ONHR will notify the organization at the last listed address of the need to renew their membership on the Notification List.
How Will DOI Manage and Provide Public Notification of the List?
The DOI will maintain the Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List and will periodically update it.
The ONHR will publish on the DOI website the names and contact information of the listed Native Hawaiian organizations. The information contained therein will be updated periodically.
Copies of the Notification List and instructions outlining how to become a listed organization will also be available online or may be requested from the ONHR.
How Will Listed Native Hawaiian Organizations Be Notified of Federal Actions?
Agency officials who are seeking to consult with Native Hawaiian organizations regarding a NAGPRA or NHPA action should notify those Native Hawaiian organizations on the Notification List.
The notification should:
Be sent to the address listed on the Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List;
Outline the Federal action to take place that will affect Native Hawaiians;
Provide a point of contact within the acting agency for the Native Hawaiian organization where inquiries may be sent.
What Must a Listed Native Hawaiian Organization Do in Order to Remain on the Notification List?
To remain on the Notification List, Native Hawaiian organizations must submit a written request at least every five years. It is the responsibility of the organization to notify the ONHR of changes to its U.S. mailing address.
The request to remain on the Notification List must be sent to the DOI, ONHR, at least 30 days before the organization’s listing expires.
The request to remain on the Notification List must include a certification, signed and dated by the organization’s governing body, that includes:
The organization’s current contact information, including a valid U.S. mailing address;
A statement that the organization meets the criteria listed above in 2(1)(i)-(iii); and
A statement that it is the official position of the organization to remain on the Notification List.
If the information submitted by an organization to update its registration is incomplete, the organization may not remain listed.
If an organization does not provide a satisfactory update every five years, registration on the Notification List will automatically expire. Registration automatically expires at the end of five years measured from the date the organization was placed on the Notification List or the date the organization last submitted a written request to remain on the Notification List, whichever is more recent.
How Does an Organization Voluntarily Remove its Name from the Notification List?
If an organization wants to be removed from the Notification List prior to the automatic expiration date, the organization must send a signed and dated written statement from the organization’s governing body affirmatively requesting removal from the Notification List.
After receipt of the removal request, the ONHR will remove the organization during the periodic update of the Notification List.