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.
Federal Subsistence Bull Moose Harvest Quota Established for Unit 7 Remainder
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Federal Subsistence Bull Moose Harvest Quota Established for Unit 7 Remainder The Seward District Ranger, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, has established a harvest quota of three (3) bull moose with forked antlers for Unit 7 remainder (that portion of Unit 7 excluding the Kings Bay drainage) on the Kenai Peninsula. The quota is effective for the 2013 Federal subsistence moose season, which runs August 10-September 20, by Federal registration permit only. The season will be closed to the harvest of fork antlered bull moose once the quota is met. The harvest of spike bull moose or bull moose with 50-inch antlers, or with 3 or more brow tines on either antler, will still be allowed. Note that the Kings Bay drainage is entirely closed to the harvest of moose. READ MORE