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.
Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils to Hold Meetings Statewide
Last edited 4/27/2016
The 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils will meet during February and March to discuss subsistence wildlife issues and develop proposals to change Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations for 2014-2016 as well as other issues affecting subsistence in their regions.
The public is welcome to participate in these meetings in person or by teleconference. The meeting schedule is as follows:
Feb. 12-13, Bristol Bay Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, Bristol Bay Borough Chamber, Naknek, Contact: Donald Mike, (907) 786-3629, firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 20-21, Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, Hilton Garden Inn, Anchorage, Contact: Donald Mike (907) 786-3629 email@example.com
Mar. 26-27, Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, Kodiak Inn, Kodiak, Contact: Tom Jennings, (907) 786-3364, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting dates and locations are subject to change.
For additional information regarding each meeting, contact the meeting coordinator listed above or the Office of Subsistence Management at 800-478-1456, (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail, email@example.com. The meeting materials and teleconference information for each meeting will be posted on the Federal Subsistence Management Program's website, http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/rac.cfml, approximately two-weeks prior to each meeting. Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program is also available at this site.
If you need special accommodations for disabilities, please contact the meeting coordinator or the Office of Subsistence Management approximately one-week prior to the meeting.