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.
Annual Report of Real Property owned by or leased to the United States (Real property inventory) Due Date: 10/31 Format: Online at GSA Authority: 41 CFR 102-84 E.O. 13327
Facilities to Assist the Homeless - Title V Agency Report Due Date: Upon identification of underutilized, unutilized, excess or surplus property (land, buildings, and structures) Format: HUD Format - Title V Property Survey, Federal Property Information Checklist (Rev. 11-89) Authority: 42 USC, section 11411 - Title V McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Preserve America Report - Historic Real Property Due Date: 9/30 every third year Format: Letter Authority: E.O. 13287
Title V Agency Report - Quarterly Updates - Two comprehensive canvasses (Jan 1 and Jul 1) and two supplemental canvasses (Apr 1 and Oct 1) Due Date: Comprehensive due: Jan 25 and July 25, Supplemental due: April 25 and Oct 25 Format: Using the HUD assigned Property ID number, provide updated information identified in response to the canvasses. Submit any newly identified properties on FPIC. Include GSA Inventory Number for any properties reported to excess to GSA Authority: 42 USC, section 11411 - Title V McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Vending Facilities for the Blind in Federal Buildings - Randolph-Sheppard Act Report Due Date: 01/15 Format: Rehab Services Admin Format (see 34 CFR 395.38 Reports) Authority: 34 CGR 395
PERSONAL PROPERTY REPORTS
Annual Motor Vehicle Report (AMVFR) Due Date: 8/15 Format: FAST System Authority: OMB Circular A-11, Exhibit 33
Annual Property Management Review Schedule Due Date: Statement of Assurance - Due Date Format: Letter Authority: OMB Circular A-123
Bureau/Office Annual Property Inventory Certification Due Date: Statement of Assurance - Due Date Format: Letter Authority: IPMD 114-60.304
Exchange/Sale Report - Report Control No. 1528-GSA-AN Due Date: 11/15 Format: Submit an electronic report using the GSA Reporting Tool. Bureaus/Offices that do not furnish an electronic exchange/sale report must submit a negative email report to PAM. Authority: 41 CFR FMR 102-39.75
Foreign Gifts and Decorations Report Due Date: 10/15 Format: E-mail response - Positive or Negative reports are required Authority: Public Law 95-105
Gifts Given to Foreign Individuals - Report Control No. 035-DOS-AN Due Date: 10/15 Format: E-mail response - Positive and Negaative reports are required Authority: Public Law 95-105
Management Control Report - Property Due Date: 6/15 Format: Letter Authority: OMB Circular A-123
Motor Vehicle Inventory - Report Control No. 1102-GSA-AN Due Date: 11/15 Format: Federal Automative Statistical Tool Authority: FMR 102-34-345
Personal Property Furnished to a Non-Federal Recipient - Report Control No. 0154-GSA-AN Due Date: 11/15 Format: Submit an electronic report using the GSA Reporting Tool. Bureaus/offices that do not furnish an electronic non-federal recipient report must submit a negative email report to PAM Authority: FMR 102-36.295 and FMR 102-36.300
ENERGY CONSERVATION REPORTS
Annual Report and Implementation Plans on Energy Management and Conservation Due Date: Mid-Nov to DOE 01/01 Format: DOE Format Authority: E.O. 13123
Delegated Lease Acquisition Authority Report Due Date: Semi-Annual Report due 4/1, Consolidate Report due 4/30 & 10/31 Format: GSA Format Authority: FMR Bulletin 2005-B1
MUSEUM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REPORTS
Bureau Museum Property Management Summary Report Due Date: 12/31 for previous Fiscal Year