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.
Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders may have their funds provided electronically through automatic transfers to a personal debit card account at J.P. Morgan/Chase Bank, even if they do not have an account at any other financial institution. Other options to receive your funds include direct deposit and check. (If you do have an account at a financial institution already, you should consider direct deposit first.)
Electronic transfer to a U.S. Debit Card account is fast, convenient, and safe. There is no risk of checks being misplaced, stolen, or lost in the mail. There is no cost to enroll for the service and the funds are immediately available to the account holder. Use your U.S. Debit Card to make payments or purchases wherever MasterCard® is accepted.
By the end of September 2011, more than 5,900 IIM account holders had signed up for the U.S. Debit Card.
To learn more and find out how easy it is to get a U.S. Debit Card account and receive your funds electronically, contact your Fiduciary Trust Officer or call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center, toll free, at 1-888-678-6836. Click on the links below for additional information.