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 has approved a winter moose season with a harvest limit of one antlered bull on the portions of Unit 17C
Federal Subsistence Board
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The Federal Subsistence Board has approved a winter moose season with a harvest limit of one antlered bull on the portions of Unit 17C within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge from January 22 to February 4, 2014. The additional season will provide opportunity for rural residents of Unit 17, Goodnews Bay, Levelock, Nondalton, and Platinum who were unable to harvest moose earlier in the regulatory year due to poor weather conditions.
Federally qualified subsistence users may harvest one antlered bull on Togiak National Wildlife Refuge lands in Unit 17C until the end of the season on February 4, 2014, or earlier if the season is closed by a subsequent announcement. A Federal registration permit is required and will be issued by the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Harvest reports must be submitted within 24 hours of harvesting an antlered bull. Unsuccessful hunters or those who did not hunt must submit their report within 15 days after the close of season. Federally qualified subsistence users who already harvested a moose may not participate in this season, unless they are participating under designated hunter regulations.