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.
DIRECTIONS TO THE OFFICE: Coming from HY 91: Upon entering the Fort Hall town site turn east on to Agency Rd, go two blocks, turn right on Bannock Rd. The office is in the first building on your right.
Coming from Interstate 15: Take Exit 89 off the interstate. At the exit stop sign turn west on to Simplot Road and go approximately 1.5 miles where the road ends at a T intersection. Turn right on to Hiline Road and travel approximately 0.4 mile to the first stop sign. The office is the yellow building on your right.
FTO Outreaches: AIPRA training relating to consolidation agreements, purchase at probate, renunciations, and treatment of permanent improvements will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Fort Hall Council Chambers at Fort Hall, ID.
None scheduled at this time.
Is OST holding money for you?
OST is seeking current addresses for Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have either interests in lands and/or funds to be disbursed to rightful owners.