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).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Information dissemination product catalogs, directories, inventories, and management tools
Links to information dissemination product catalogs, directories, inventories, and management tools used to improve the dissemination of and access to DOI information by the public.
U.S.Geological Survey (USGS)
Primary access to all publicly available information is via the USGS main public portal or Web site (https://www.usgs.gov).
Links to the most significant or commonly requested publications, data and other information products, as well as product location and delivery services (including product catalogs, directories, inventories, data portals, and scientific information management tools and services), are organized and made available through a common “Maps, Imagery, and Publications” sub-site (https://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/).
Selected information resources are organized by scientific topic and made available from the USGS home page through the “Science Topics” catalog interface (http://www.usgs.gov/science/).
Collections of information resources from across the USGS suitable for use by the professional Primary, Secondary, and Undergraduate Science Education communities, as well as parents and students, is made available through the USGS Education portal (https://www.usgs.gov/education/).
Social Media at the USGS (https://www.usgs.gov/socialmedia/) provides a centralized collection of links to official USGS presences in social media. These enable public access to a variety of USGS data and information:
Selected hazards data (e.g., earthquakes), general news, product announcements, and other information is specially formatted (e.g., in RSS, CAP, KML) for automated delivery to governmental organizations, partners, emergency responders, news media, and the general public via “syndicated news and data feeds” (https://www.usgs.gov/rss/) and tools such as Google Earth.
Additional specialized scientific data, data dissemination tools, and program related information are made available through the main USGS topical areas pages located on the main USGS website (https://www.usgs.gov) under the “Science” section.
The USGS provides both direct and indirect access to selected datasets and tools through Data.gov (http://www.data.gov).
Bureau of Ocean Energy, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)
On October 1, 2011, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), formerly the Minerals Management Service (MMS), was replaced by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) as part of a major reorganization.
The catalog of products and services provided by the Interior Business Center is located at http://www.doi.gov/ibc
Office of Surface Mining (OSM)
OSM Technical Library- OSM Office of Technical Transfers offers proactive technical assistance, interactive technical forums and workshops, library resources and references, and educational outreach: http://www.osmre.gov/resources/Library.shtm
OSM’s Appalachian Region Website: http://www.arcc.osmre.gov - A website supporting OSM’s Appalachian Regional Office (AR), the easternmost of three regional offices within the OSM, DOI.
OSM’s Mid-Continent Region Website: http://www.mcrcc.osmre.gov - A website supporting OSM’s Mid-Continent Regional Office (MR), the central of three regional offices within theOSM,DOI.
OSM’s Western Region Website: http://www.wrcc.osmre.gov - A website supporting OSM’s Western Regional Office (WR), the westernmost of three regional offices within the OSM, DOI.
OSM’s National Technology Transfer Website: http://www.osmre.gov/programs/tdt.shtm - A website for OSM’s Technology Development and Transfer Program, which supports and enhances the technical skills that States and Tribes need to operate their regulatory and reclamation programs and to effectively implement the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act established in 1977.
Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI): http://arri.osmre.gov/ - A website which supports ARRI, a coalition of groups, including citizens, the coal industry, and government dedicated to restoring forests on coal mined lands in the Eastern United States.
AMDTreat: http://amdtreat.osmre.gov - A website providing a computer application for estimating abatement costs for pollutional mine drainage, commonly referred to as Acid Mine Drainage or AMD (also Acid Rock Drainage or ARD).
OSM’s National Mine Map Repository Website: http://mmr.osmre.gov - A website which collects and maintains mine map information and images for all types of mining for the entire country.