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.
Purpose: To obtain access to the DOI network. As a Department of the Interior (DOI) computer network user, you must understand and agree to these rules of behavior prior to being granted access to the DOI computer network, which will provide you internet and intranet connectivity, electronic mail, network file storage and network printing capabilities. Instructions: 1) Read and complete the form. 2) Print and sign the form. 3) Return the completed form to the OCIO HCO as soon as possible (prior to the first day).
Purpose: This form is required in order to participate in the public transportation subsidy program. Federal employees may receive passes in amounts approximately equal to employee commuting costs, not to exceed the maximum level allowed by law. The program has benefited many employees and the environment by subsidizing employee public transportation commuting expenses and reducing traffic congestion and pollution. Instructions: Read, complete and sign the form. Detailed instructions on how to complete this form can be found at the bottom of the form. Note: This form must be signed by your supervisor
Purpose:DOI requires all Federal employees who receive transit subsidy, and use ALL of their benefits on Metrorail, Metrobus, Metro-authorized van pools, Cue, Fairfax Connector, Ride On, DASH, or DC Circulator to participate in the SmartBenefits® Program. Instructions: Read, complete and sign the form. Note: This form must be signed by your supervisor.
Purpose: All qualified DOI employees are required to certify their monthly commuting costs by calculation to the nearest dollar for their daily commute to work. Instructions: Read, complete and sign the form. Detailed instructions on how to complete this form can be found at the top of the form. Note: This form must be signed by your supervisor.
Purpose: This form provides employees with access to the DOI’s eTravel system (ConcurGov) as a traveler and/or travel arranger (for administrative positions) and/or travel authorizer (for supervisors). Your position will dictate which type of access you will need. Instructions: Read, complete and sign the form. Detailed instructions on how to complete this form can be found at the bottom of the form. Note: This form must be signed by your supervisor.
Purpose: This form is required in order to establish your work schedule with your supervisor. Instructions: Review each of the work schedules and select the work schedule that meets your needs. Discuss the selected work schedule with your supervisor and ensure that your supervisor signs the form.