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.
From the east on Highway 40, turn left (south) at the stop light at Ute Crossing. Turn right just past the Police Department and follow the road up the hill and around to the top and take a left at the first building (U&O Agency) on the left.
From the west on Highway 40, turn right (south) at Bottle Hollow until you come to a "T" in the road. Take a left at the "T" until you come to last building on the right. Enter the parking lot on the south side of the building (U&O Agency).
Since OST is co-located with BIA in this building (U&O Agency), please check in with BIA upon arrival.
Other Agency Served:
Southern Paiute Agency
180 N. 200 E., Suite 111
St. George, UT 84026
2016 Northern Ute Fourth of July Celebration, June 30-July 3, 2016, in Fort Duchesne, Utah. OST will be participating in outreach activities along with other Department of the Interior agencies: Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Natural Resource Revenue (ONRR), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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.