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.
U.S. Census Bureau Interviews Hires for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey
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US Census Bureau Recruiting: Part-Time Field Representatives in the Los Angeles Regions
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If you enjoy meeting people, the U.S. Census Bureau has a few openings for Part-Time Field Representatives ... The Census Bureau conducts a variety of censuses and surveys, not just the once-a-decade Census (2010). Every month, quarter, and year we conduct surveys(http://www.census.gov/) with households and businesses. Field Representatives are selected based on openings in the county or city in which they live.
To be considered for the Part-Time Field Representative position, applicants must:
• Be at least 18 years of age.
• Be a citizen of the United States and present proof of identity and employment eligibility.
• Pass the Basic Skills Test.
• Meet the GS4 Qualification Standard, which is one (1) year of general experience or two (2) years above high school.
• Successfully complete mock and structured interviews.
For complete information and qualifications, view the Recruiting Bulletin in our local job section.
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