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 Jewell to Discuss White House Council on Native American Affairs
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 27, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will hold a news media conference call with reporters to discuss President Obama's establishment of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Members of the media may participate in the call by dialing 1-888-810-6756 and providing the access code INTERIOR.
The press call will immediately follow Secretary Jewell's remarks at the closing session of the National Congress of American Indians Mid Year Conference in Reno, Nevada. Secretary Jewell will discuss Interior's ongoing work to uphold President Obama's commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Tribal Nations.
Established in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest and largest association of tribal governments in the United States. Secretary's Jewell's remarks will begin at 9:30 am Pacific Time in the Grand Ballroom at the Atlantis Casino Resort.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at Interior
Jodi Gillette, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs, White House Domestic Policy Council
News Media Teleconference Call
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 1:30 Eastern Time // 10:30 am Pacific Time
Members of the media may join the teleconference by dialing 1-888-810-6756 and providing the access code INTERIOR.