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 Speak on Value of Public Lands at Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting
Last edited 4/27/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Western Governors' Association in Park City, Utah, on Friday, June 28. Secretary Jewell will discuss Interior's balanced management of public lands and underscore the economic importance of activities such as outdoor recreation, travel and tourism, and responsible energy development to local communities throughout the West. Jewell will also discuss the President's climate action plan to develop home-grown energy and implement steady, responsible steps to cut carbon pollution.
This will be Jewell's first visit to Utah as Secretary of the Interior. The Western Governors' Association is an independent organization representing the governors of 19 states and three US-Flag Pacific islands.
Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell
Remarks to the Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting
Friday, June 28, 2013, 1:45 pm Mountain Time
Grand Ballroom I
Montage Deer Valley
9100 Marsac Avenue
Park City, Utah 84060
The session is open to credentialed members of the news media.
Following remarks, Secretary Jewell will be available for a brief media availability.