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 Board closes the moose season on Federal public lands in Units 26C and 26B remainder
Last edited 4/27/2016
Federal Subsistence Board closes the moose season on Federal public lands in
Units 26C and 26B remainder
The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Federal public lands in Units 26C and 26B remainder to the hunting of moose from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
Recent surveys, conducted in April 2014 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, indicate that the moose population on the North Slope coastal plain within Unit 26C (North Slope population) has declined by over 50 percent since 2011. During the survey no yearlings were observed, which indicates limited or no recruitment will occur this year. Similar declines were observed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in the moose populations in adjacent Units 26A and 26B. Due to the population decline and limited or no recruitment, the moose season on Federal public lands in Units 26C and 26B remainder is closed for the 2014-2015 regulatory season. This action is consistent with actions taken by ADF&G in adjacent units and is necessary to address conservation concerns for the moose population.