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.
From: E. Melodee Stith, Director, Office for Equal Opportunity
Subject: Human Relations Institute Survey
As we have discussed with you on several occasions; we are preparing to offer training courses in EEO and related subjects to you as EEO Professional, EEO Counselors, manager, supervisors and employees. Attached is a survey of the kinds of courses we typically get requests for and find a need to offer. So that we may plan for and meet your training needs for the next fiscal year, please inform us on which course you would like to see offered, the approximate number of attendees, and the best most convenient location for the potential attendees.
Once we receive your survey, we will assess which courses will be offered, obtain the trainers/instructors, assess the costs, and determine the locations. We will then provide you with a training schedule with this information for FY 2002.
We believe it is important for us to stay abreast of current issues and case law affecting the implementation of the EEO and Civil Rights programs. Your response to the survey by August 20, 2001, will be greatly appreciated.