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.
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).
Secretary Jewell to Join Governor Brown to Announce Landmark Agreement to Benefit Greater Sage-Grouse
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BEND, OR – On March 27, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel will join Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Ann Mills to announce a landmark agreement that will encourage ranchers and other landowners in Central Oregon to protect and enhance habitat for greater sage-grouse.
The agreements are part of an overall partnership approach to conserving the sagebrush landscapes throughout the West while providing regulatory certainty for landowners.
Who: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Kate Brown, Oregon Governor
Ann Mills, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources Environment
John O'Keefe, President-Elect, Oregon Cattlemen's Association
Robyn Thorson, Regional Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Steven Ellis, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
What: Community celebration to announce landmark agreement to protect sagebrush landscapes throughout Oregon
When: Friday, March 27, 2015, at 1:45 p.m. PDT
Where: Deschutes National Forest Office 63095 Deschutes Market Rd Bend, OR 97701
Media: Credentialed members of the media are encouraged to RSVP HERE before 10:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, March 27, 2015. ###