Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
2015-2017 Federal Subsistence Fish and Shellfish Proposals
The Office of Subsistence Management is accepting proposals through March 28, 2014to change Federalregulations for the subsistence harvest of fish and shellfish on Federal public lands. Proposed changes are for April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2017.
Please submit the information noted belowto propose changes to harvest limits, season dates, methods and means of harvest, orcustomary and traditional use determinations. Submit a separate proposal for each change you propose. If you live in a resident zone community of a national park or national monument, or if you already hold a Section 13.440 subsistence use permit issued bya National Park Service superintendent, you may apply for an individual customary and traditional use determination.
How to Prepare Your Proposal
When preparing your proposal, it is important that you include the following information:
·Address, Phone, Fax and Email
·What your proposal suggests a change to (indicate all that apply)
oMethod and means of harvest
oCustomary and traditional use determination
Your proposal should also answer the following questions:
1.What regulations do you wish to change? Include management unit number and species. Quote the current regulation if known. If you are proposing a new regulation, please state “new regulation.”
2.How should the new regulation read? Write the regulation the way you would like to see it written in the regulations.
3.Why should this regulation change be made?
4.What impact will this change have on fish or shellfish populations?
5.How will this change affect subsistence users?
6.How will this change affect other users, i.e., sport/recreational and commercial?
After answering these questions, you are encouraged to attach any additional information that would support your proposal.