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.
This page includes information on Federal Records Management laws and regulations that must be followed when managing government records. These laws and regulations will provide guidance on how to develop policies and procedures to ensure the effectiveness and continuity of your records management program.
5 U.S.C. Chapter 5, Subchapter II - Administrative Procedure
§ 552. Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings (Freedom of Information Act, as amended)
§ 552a. Records maintained on individuals (Privacy Act of 1974, as amended)
§ 553. Rule making (Administrative Procedure Act)
18 U.S.C. Chapter 101 - Records and Reports
§ 2071. Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
18 U.S.C. Chapter 121 - Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access (Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986)
28 U.S.C. Chapter 115 - Evidence; Documentary
§ 1732. Record made in regular course of business; photographic copies [Uniform Photographic Copies of Business and Public Records as Evidence Act (UPA)]
31 U.S.C. Chapter 11 - The Budget and Fiscal, Budget, and Program Information (Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950)
40 U.S.C. Subtitle III - Information Technology Management (Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, also known as the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996)
44 U.S.C. Chapter 21 - National Archives and Records Administration
44 U.S.C. Chapter 29 - Records Management by the Archivist of the United States and by the Administrator of General Services
44 U.S.C. Chapter 31 - Records Management by Federal Agencies (Federal Records Act)
44 U.S.C. Chapter 33 - Disposal of Records (Federal Records Disposal Act)
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 - Coordination of Federal Information Policy (Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, as amended; Paperwork Reduction Reauthorization Act of 1995; and Government Paperwork Elimination Act)