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.
Guidelines for examining the level of cooperative conservation in existing courses - 2 pages - Download the PDF
Building Capacity into Courses
Process for determining if the principle of collaboration is needed in training courses - 4 pages - Download the PDF
Using Panels in Training
Guidelines for using a panel in training situations - 2 pages - Download the PDF
A lesson that allows the participants to understand the basic concepts of stakeholder assessment and understand how to use assessment results to design a negotiation strategy - 1 page - Download the PDF
Collaborative Process: Model of Informality-Formality
A table that provides guidance on mode of collaboration to use for various situations - 1 page - Download the PDF
The Collaborative Process
Principles and behaviors of demonstrating community-based stewardship - 3 pages - Download the PDF
Negotiating - External Architecture
Guidance for designing the architecture, or structure, of a negotiation - 3 pages - Download the PDF
Negotiating - Internal Architecture
Guidance in selecting a team's lead negotiator, "speaking with one voice," and basic rules for internal communication - 1 page - Download the PDF
Characteristics of a Negotiation
Highlights unique features of natural resource negotiations and how they differ from other types of negotiations - 1 page - Download the PDF
Ethics in Negotiations
Overview of factors affecting ethical behavior and examples to consider - 3 pages - Download the PDF
Strategic Technical Direction
Guidelines for selecting the correct studies and using technical information to increase chances for negotiation success - 1 page - Download the PDF