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.
Comments invited on proposed changes to fisheries regulations
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Comments invited on proposed changes to Federal subsistence fisheries regulations
ANCHORAGE -- The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting written comments, through June 13, 2014, on proposed changes to Federal subsistence fisheries regulations. These proposed changes would affect Federal subsistence open seasons, harvest limits, methods for the taking of fish and shellfish, and customary and traditional use determinations for the 2015-2017 regulatory years.
Copies of the proposal book can be found at http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/index.cfm or by contacting the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888. Comments should reference the proposal number and should be sent to Theo Matuskowitz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those without e-mail access can fax comments to (907) 786-3898 or mail them to:
Federal Subsistence Board Attn: Theo Matuskowitz Office of Subsistence Management 1011 E. Tudor Rd. M/S 121 Anchorage, AK 99503-6199
In addition to written comments, the public is welcome to provide comments at the Regional Advisory Council meetings in August, September, and October 2014 or at the Federal Subsistence Board meeting in Anchorage in January 2015.