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).
Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes to Hold Utah Listening Session in Oil and Gas Lease Review
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ON TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Mike Pool, and National Park Service Acting Director Dan Wenk will hold a listening session in Vernal, Utah, to gather community input for a review of 77 parcels that the Department of the Interior withdrew from the December 19, 2008 oil and gas lease sale on lands covered by the Bureau of Land Management's Vernal, Moab and Price Resource Management Plans.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, BLM Acting Director Mike Pool, NPS Acting Director Dan Wenk
Community Listening Session to Gather Input for Review of 77 Oil and Gas Lease Parcels
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time, Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Western Park Museum, 302 East 200 South, Vernal, Utah.
Megan Crandall, BLM Utah State Office, (801) 539-4061