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.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
FISHERIES UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 6 - July 12, 2014
Last edited 4/27/2016
FISHERIES UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 6 - July 12, 2014.
Compiled by George Pappas - (907) 786-3822, George_Pappas@fws.gov Office of Subsistence Management, USFWS.
The purpose of the weekly fisheries update is to provide the reader with an overall summary of the status of subsistence related fisheries throughout the state of Alaska. The target audience is the Federal Subsistence Board and its Staff Committee. The report was compiled with the assistance of the Federal in-season managers and OSM staff that provided weekly updated information by the close of business on Friday of the reporting week. My goal is to have the report posted on the Office of Subsistence website by the close of business the following Monday. Web links have been included to provide additional information. You may obtain additional information on a fishery of particular interest by contacting the in-season manager, provided contacts, follow the provided web links, or contact me.
Sitka and Hoonah Area – Justin Koller, Forest Service, Tongass National Forest Justin Koller, (907)747-4297 email@example.com
To be updated next week.
Wrangell/Petersburg Area – Bob Larson, Forest Service, Tongass National Forest (907) 772-5930 firstname.lastname@example.org
Week ending July 12, 2014; statistical week 28
There have been 98 Stikine River subsistence fishing permits issued and harvest conditions good. The catch estimate through Saturday, July 12 is 40 Chinook salmon and 900 sockeye salmon. Pink salmon returns to the Southeast Region remain weak with the Hawk Inlet test fishery only catching 27% of the recent 10 year average. Halibut are abundant in the sport fishery. The following link provides a summary of Southeast Alaska and Yakutat commercial fisheries: