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.
TODAY: Secretary Jewell, NPS Director Jarvis to Release Report on Economic Impact of National Parks
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Monday, March 3, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will hold a press conference call to release a new report detailing the economic impact of national parks, including the number of jobs supported in nearby local communities. The report will include detailed data on all 401 national parks across the country.
The teleconference is open to credentialed media representatives by calling 1-888-989-9244 and entering the passcode.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Service Director
WHAT: Press Conference Call on New NPS Economic Report
WHEN: Monday, March 3, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. EST
MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by calling 1-888-989-9244 and entering the passcode.