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.
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.