November is Manatee Awareness Month; but no matter what time of year it is, manatees deserve to be celebrated. These amazing creatures fulfill a unique niche by serving as indicator species for ecosystems across the United States. Because of their reliance on the health of their habitat, manatees often act as a signal of their environment’s well-being. NOAA photo by Michael Buchanan.
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.
Eastern Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council to Meet in Fairbanks
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The Eastern Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will meet February 20-21, 2013 at the Pike's Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The Council will develop proposals to change Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations and discuss other issues related to subsistence in the Eastern Interior Region. The public is welcome to attend and participate in this meeting. To teleconference into this meeting, dial 1-877-638-8165, the passcode is 9060609. The agenda and other meeting materials are available at http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/racdetail.cfml?rac=09. Information regarding this meeting is also available by calling the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail, email@example.com.