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.
Secretary Salazar to Recognize Work and Accomplishments of Office of Natural Resources Revenue Employees in Colorado
Denver Office Named Among Top Workplaces in 2012 Denver Post Survey
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DENVER, CO - On Monday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will celebrate and recognize the work of over 500 Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) employees based in the Denver office. Identified as one of the top places to work in the Denver Metropolitan area in 2012, ONRR was selected based on an employee survey conducted by the Denver Post in late December 2011.
In addition to the Denver Post recognition, ONRR has also recently been publicly recognized for its royalty auditing work, receiving the highest possible rating from an independent peer review. The December 2011 announcement represents the third consecutive peer review rating indicating that ONRR performs its audit functions in accordance with the highest professional standards.
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue, part of the DOI's Office of Policy, Management and Budget, is responsible for collecting and disbursing revenues from energy production that occurs onshore on Federal and American Indian lands, and offshore in the Outer Continental Shelf. During Fiscal Year 2011, the agency disbursed more than $11.2 billion to states, American Indian Tribes and individual Indian mineral owners, and to various Federal accounts, including the U.S. Treasury, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Reclamation Fund.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Greg Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue