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.
Yukon River Subdistricts 4B and 4C Federal Public Waters Drift Gillnet Fishing is Closed
Last edited 4/27/2016
Subsistence fishing in Subdistricts 4B and 4C is currently closed. Federal regulations allow the use of drift gillnets for the subsistence harvest of Chinook salmon in Federal public waters in Yukon River Subdistricts 4B and 4C from June 10 through July 14. However, due to the poor Chinook salmon outlook, drastic conservation measures will be necessary to meet escapement objectives this season. Subsistence fishermen should not expect opportunities to directly harvest Chinook salmon with any gear type.
At this time no drift gillnet fishing in the Federal public waters of Subdistrict 4B and 4C for Chinook salmon is anticipated for the 2014 season. Additionally, to conserve Chinook salmon that may be caught incidentally, no drift gillnet fishing will be allowed for summer chum salmon utilizing 6-inch or less mesh gear.
Future Subdistrict 4B and 4C subsistence fishing times are subject to change depending upon salmon run strength. Subsistence fishermen should consult both State and Federal regulations or contact an Alaska Department of Fish and Game or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office before subsistence fishing.
The 2014 season will undoubtedly be another challenging year for Yukon River fishermen. ADFG and USFWS would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the fishermen of the Yukon River for their continuing efforts to conserve Chinook salmon when these stocks are so weak.