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.
Interior Department, USDA to Celebrate Major Milestone in Partnership to Protect Sagebrush Habitat Across the West
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On Thursday, May 28, federal, state and local partners will announce a major milestone in the unprecedented and proactive partnership to conserve sagebrush habitat across the American West.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join co-chair of the Sage-Grouse Task Force Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, and Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Director Bob Budd for the announcement.
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Matt Mead, Wyoming Governor Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Neil Kornze, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Budd, Executive Director, Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust
Important sagebrush habitat conservation announcement
Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:30 a.m. MDT – Media check-in 10:00 a.m. MDT – Press conference