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 plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
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Bureau of Land Management - Nationwide
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Nationwide
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement - Nationwide
Bureau of Reclamation - Nationwide
Fish and Wildlife Service - Nationwide
National Park Service - Nationwide
U.S. Geological Survey - Nationwide
Office of Natural Resources Revenue - Nationwide
Office of Surface Mining - Nationwide
Office of the Secretary - Washington Area Locations
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Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is known for publishing authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more. Now these trusted sources that have been available on the shelves of the DOI Library are available to Departmental employees at their desktops.
With Gale Directory Library, researchers can perform a range of data sorting, filtering and exporting activities.
Find contacts - Finding a company, person, publication or other entity is easy. Basic search lets users quickly look up entries by name or keyword, or use Advanced Search to search specific fields of information.
Generate lists, analyze trends - Exporting search results for use in programs like Word or Excel greatly assists with the creation of mailing lists and with data analysis.
Cross-searchable - The Gale Directory Library supports a growing number of directory titles. Each can be searched individually by its own data fields, or users can search the entire directory collection.
A list of directories that are part of the Interior Library's subscription to the Gale Directory Library is available by clicking the "View All" link under "Directories available in this library" on the Gale Directory Library Basic Search Page.