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.
ESF #11 NCH wants to empower State, Local, and Tribal Governments, as well as cultural institutions and private citizens with the knowledge needed to begin responding to and recovering from a disaster that has impacted natural and cultural resources and historic properties. Whether applying for aid from FEMA, or just knowing what steps to take to preserve family documents, when individuals and institutions in order to help themselves, and how to effectively prepare, the likelihood of recovering successfully from a disaster increases
These links below will take you to sites from a variety of organizations which will help you take the first steps to prepare and respond to an emergency. We will be updating this list with more sites, so check back often for new tips, advice, and guidance.
NTHP - Resources – The National Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the leading voices supporting preservation issues within the United States. This site links to questions about funding, case studies, and other topics related to historic preservation. Records (Papers, Photographs, etc.) Response and Recovery.
NARA - Disaster Response and Recovery – Links to various pages on saving family heirlooms, salvaging records, and finding products and services that can be used when responding to a disaster.