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.
Closes Federal Public Lands in Unit 6 to the Harvest of Antlerless Deer
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The Federal Subsistence Board Closes Federal Public Lands in Unit 6 to the Harvest of Antlerless Deer
The Federal Subsistence Board will close Federal public lands in Unit 6 to the harvest of antlerless deer by federally qualified subsistence users, effective at 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2013. This action is due to conservation concerns. The severe winter of 2011/2012 resulted in a mortality rate of 50%-70% in the Prince William Sound deer population. This closure will reduce the hunting mortality of female deer and aid population recovery.
The State issued Emergency Order No. 02-06-13 on October 2, 2013, to close the State of Alaska resident and nonresident doe deer season in Unit 6, effective at 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2013. On November 1 antlerless deer may be taken on Federal lands but not on State lands.