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 fishery for Chinook salmon opened in the Stikine River
Federal Chinook salmon subsistence fishery in the Stikine River reopens
Last edited 4/27/2016
Wrangell, Alaska–The Wrangell District Ranger announced today that he is reopening the Federal Chinook salmon subsistence fishery in the Stikine River as authorized by the Federal Subsistence Board. The Board closed the Chinook salmon subsistence fishery prior to the season due to a low forecast abundance estimate. The current in-season Chinook salmon abundance estimate is 25,031 large Chinook salmon which is sufficient to allow a directed subsistence fishery. The Chinook salmon subsistence fishery begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 and continues through the end of the Chinook salmon season on June 20, 2014, unless closed by subsequent announcement. This action does not affect the start of the sockeye salmon subsistence fishery on June 21, 2014.
This Federal subsistence fishery is only open to Alaska residents living in the Wrangell, Petersburg, and Meyers Chuck areas. Fishing permits are required and may be obtained from the U.S. Forest Service District offices in Wrangell and Petersburg.
For more information, contact the U.S. Forest Service. Wrangell District Ranger Robert Dalrymple may be contacted at P.O. Box 51, Wrangell, Alaska 99929. Dalrymple's phone is 907-874-2323, his e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Subsistence Council Coordinator Robert Larson may be contacted at P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, Alaska 99833. Larson's phone is 907- 772-5930, his e-mail is email@example.com.