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.
This Part prescribes policies, procedures and responsibilities governing the receipt of personal property and services; and accountability, record keeping, management and survey of personal property in the Department of the Interior. The provisions of this Part apply to all personal property acquired by all bureaus and offices.
Accountable Property Capitalization and Accountability Records Accounting for Capitalized Property Capitalization Threshold General Ledger Account Property Accountability Records Accountable Officers Transfer of Accountability Relief of Custody Responsibility Records Property clearance Use of Gov't.-owned Property Restricted to Official Purposes and the Use of Non-Gov't.-owned Property Exhibit I - Formula for the Determination of Lease Capitalization
General Ledger Control Account Stores Records Periodic Reconciliation Designation of Employees Authorized to Withdraw Property or Stores from a Storehouse Documentation of Issues Records and Control of Tax-free Alcohol Annual Review and Report of Tax-free Alcohol
Scope of Subpart Relief from Accountability Types of Survey Authority Standing Board of Survey Local Survey Officer Traveling Survey Officer Special Boards of Survey Report of Survey Forms Distribution Additional Distribution Conducting a Survey action Notification of a Board of Survey/Survey Officer Survey Signature Limitations Continuing Property in Service Witnessing Destruction or Reduction to Scrap Destruction and Disposal of Hazardous Materials Reviewing Authority for Reports of Survey Reports of Survey Authority to Overturn Findings and Determinations Removal of Surveyed Property from Accountability Records Property Irregularities Property Irregularities Defined Reporting Theft, Unauthorized Use, or Vandalism to Law Enforcement Authorities Investigation Requirement Responsibilities Employee Liability, Notification, and Appeal Determination of Liability Employee Notification and Participation Financial Liability and Disciplinary Actions Determining the Amount of Financial Liability Depreciation Formula for Lost, Damaged or Stolen Property Employee Notification of Findings and Determinations Employee Appeal of Survey Findings and Determinations Transmittal of the Official File Debt Collection Billing the Employee Unserviceable Property Scope of Part Relief from Accountability Certificate of Unserviceability Signature Forms Conducting an Unserviceable Property Action Determination of Unserviceability Continuing Property in Service Witnessing Destruction or Reduction to Scrap Destruction and Disposal of Hazardous Materials Reviewing Authority for Certificate of Unserviceable Property Authority to Overturn Findings and Determinations Removal of Unserviceable Property from Accountability Records