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.
Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers Returns to Interior
Secretary Salazar applauds Chief Chambers return. Tami Heilemann - DOI
Secretary Salazar swears-in Teresa Chambers. Tami Heilemann - DOI
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis and Teresa Chambers arrive at the Secretary's office. Tami Heilemann - DOI
Secretary Salazar welcomes Teresa Chambers. Tami Heilemann - DOI
Secretary Salazar congratulates Teresa Chambers on her return to duty. Tami Heilemann - DOI
Deputy Secretary David Hayes welcomes Teresa Chambers back to her post as Chief of the National Park Police. Tami Heilemann - DOI
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today swore in Teresa Chambers as the Chief of the U.S. Park Police. Secretary Salazar administered the oath of office to Chambers at a Swearing-In Ceremony at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building.