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.
Printing and Graphic Services (Creative Communication Services)
OFAS's Creative Communication Services (CCS) offers a variety of services to help enhance your documents, presentations, exhibits, and overall organizational needs. We help you to find the most effective solutions. The keys to a successful visual identity are distinctiveness, relevance, and consistency. Creative Communication Services anticipates these challenges and looks forward to working with you. The following are some of our capabilities. Please call us and we can provide you with cost and time estimates, and/or consult with you on what design and reproduction approach best fits your individual needs.
Computer Services: The Graphics Section provides a full range of design, layout, photo/art/text scanning, and illustration services.
High Quality Document Reproduction: With our state-of-the-art laser reproduction equipment, we can provide you with the quality of offset printing in a fraction of the time.
Color Services: CCS can produce high-quality color images using our advanced digitized color laser copiers and printers.
Presentation Services: The Graphics section can help you design or use your current files to produce high-impact color charts, graphs, and text.
Oversize Color Presentation: On a larger presentation scale, our Graphics staff can work with you to design and produce exhibits for trade shows, museum exhibits, press conferences and numerous other events.
Finishing Services: CCS can add that final touch to your documents with high quality binding, folding, double-sided copying, saddle-stitching, shrink wrapping, laminating, padding, three-hole punching, and collating.