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.
(Caption: Pictured from left to right: Linda Bell-Candelaria, Richard L Ortiz, Alvina Willow, Leoda Abeyta, Colleen Anderson, Ernest Vierra)
Wind River Field Operations
PO Box 158
149 Washakie Street
Fort Washakie WY 82514
Directions to the Office
Coming from the North on US Hwy 287: On So. US 287, turn right onto North Fork Rd, turn right onto Sharpnose St, take the 1st right onto 1st St., turn left onto Washakie St.
Coming from the South on US Hwy 287: Turn left onto North Fork Rd, Turn right onto Sharpnose St, Take the 1st right on to 1st St, turn left onto Washakie St.
Coming from the East on St Hwy 32: Take the 1st right onto Ethete Rd, turn right onto US 287, take the 1st left onto North Fork Rd, turn right onto Sharpnose St, take the 1st right onto 1st St, turn left onto Washakie St.
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.