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.
Occupational Safety, Health & Environmental Branch
The Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Branch provides Safety, Health and Environmental services for occupants of the Main and South Interior Buildings as well as Office of the Secretary nationwide.
What we do
Occupational Safety and Health - Occupational Safety & Health and Industrial Hygiene personnel analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.
Sustainability and Environmental Management Program - In meeting the requirements of Executive Order 13514, the program addresses sustainable and environmental activities in the Main and South Interior Buildings through an Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS creates a framework for tracking and reducing the environmental impacts of the Main and South Interior Building operations and services and addresses the sustainability requirements of Executive Order 13514. The program establishes environmental policy, roles and responsibilities, enhances cross-organization communication and facilitates reporting.
Wellness Center - The Wellness Center is on the 4th floor in room 4058 of the Main Interior Building provides a full range of occupational and preventative health services. The services available at the Wellness Center include:
Access to on-site first aid and urgent care services
Onsite clinical care, referral and follow-up
Immunizations for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Flu
Allergy shot support
Treatments prescribed by private physicians
Health and wellness education
The Wellness Center services are for Interior Employees with duty stations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Some services require appointments, Please call (202) 208-7057