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.
Salazar to Make Major Announcements on National Wildlife Refuges During Trip to New Mexico
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, September 27, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will travel to New Mexico to make a major announcement on conservation efforts underway on the Middle Rio Grande in Albuquerque and the proposed Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge in Watrous.
In the morning, Salazar will be joined by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich for an announcement in Albuquerque. In the afternoon, Salazar will travel to the Wind River Ranch in Watrous to tour the area and to make a second announcement.
News media are invited to attend and cover both events.
Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senator
Martin Heinrich, U.S. Representative
Thursday, September 27, 2012
10:00 a.m. MDT
The former Price's Dairy
7851 2nd Street SW
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Thursday, September 27, 2012
1:15 p.m. MDT Tour of Wind River Ranch
2:15 p.m. MDT Announcement
Wind River Ranch
New Mexico Highway 161, Mile Marker #16
Media interested in joining the tour of the ranch must RSVP to Megan Kelhart at (505) 248-6285 by 9am MDT on Sept. 27.