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 HUNTING AND TRAPPING FOR WOLF CLOSED IN UNIT 2
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FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE HUNTING AND TRAPPING FOR WOLF
CLOSED IN UNIT 2
SPECIAL ACTION: FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE BOARD
Under Authority of: 50 CFR Part 100. 27(i)(13)(i) and (ii)
36 CFR Part 242. 27(i)(13)(i) and (ii)
Special Action No: 13-WO-02-14
Issued at: Craig, Alaska, March 14, 2014
Effective Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014-- 11:59PM
Expiration Date: Monday, March 31, 2014-- 11:59 PM
EXPLANATION: This Special Action closes Federal lands within Unit 2 (GMU2) to the harvest of wolf. The closure begins on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and continues through 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2014. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has also implemented a similar, concurrent closure within Unit 2 for the State hunting and trapping seasons. Authority has been delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board to both the Craig and Thorne Bay District Rangers to close the two seasons for wolf in Unit 2 when the combined Federal-State harvest quota has been taken. Federal Subsistence Board by delegation . . . . READ MORE