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Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes
Point Reyes
National Seashore is a 71,028-acre (287.44 km2) park preserve located on the Point Reyes
Point Reyes
Peninsula in Marin County, California. As a national seashore, it is maintained by the US National Park Service
National Park Service
as an important nature preserve. Some existing agricultural uses are allowed to continue within the park. Clem Miller, a US Congressman from Marin County wrote and introduced the bill for the establishment of Point Reyes
Point Reyes
National Seashore in 1962 to protect the peninsula from development which was proposed at the time for the slopes above Drake's Bay
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IUCN
The International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature
and Natural Resources[2]) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education. IUCN's mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable". Over the past decades, IUCN has widened its focus beyond conservation ecology and now incorporates issues related to sustainable development in its projects. Unlike many other international environmental organisations, IUCN does not itself aim to mobilize the public in support of nature conservation
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Whale Watching
Whale
Whale
watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat. Whale
Whale
watching is mostly a recreational activity (cf. birdwatching), but it can also serve scientific and/or educational purposes.[1] A study prepared for IFAW in 2009 estimated that 13 million people went whale watching globally in 2008
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1906 San Francisco Earthquake
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). High intensity shaking was felt from Eureka on the North Coast to the Salinas Valley, an agricultural region to the south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devastating fires soon broke out in the city and lasted for several days. As a result, up to 3,000 people died and over 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed. The events are remembered as one of the worst and deadliest earthquakes in the history of the United States
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US National Geodetic Survey
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), formerly the United States Survey of the Coast (1807–1836), United States Coast Survey
Coast Survey
(1836–1878), and United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) (1878–1970), is a United States federal agency that defines and manages a national coordinate system, providing the foundation for transportation and communication; mapping and charting; and a large number of applications of science and engineering. Since its foundation in its present form in 1970, it has been part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), of the United States Department of Commerce. The National Geodetic Survey's history and heritage are intertwined with those of other NOAA
NOAA
offices. As the U.S
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United States Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the United States
United States
(sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[2]) is the highest federal court of the United States. Established pursuant to Article Three of the United States Constitution in 1789, it has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and state court cases involving issues of federal law plus original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is generally the final interpreter of federal law including the United States
United States
Constitution, but it may act only within the context of a case in which it has jurisdiction
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United States Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(in case citations, 9th Cir.) is a U.S. Federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts:District of Alaska District of Arizona Central District of California Eastern District of California Northern District of California Southern District of California District of Hawaii District of Idaho District of Montana District of Nevada District of Oregon Eastern District of Washington Western District of WashingtonIt also has appellate jurisdiction over the following territorial courts:District of Guam District of the Northern Mariana IslandsHeadquartered in San Francisco, California, the Ninth Circuit is by far the largest of the thirteen courts of appeals, with 29 active judgeships
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U.S. District Court
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D)Co
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Ken Salazar
Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior
United States Secretary of the Interior
in the administration of President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
from 2009 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was a United States Senator from Colorado
Colorado
from 2005 to 2009. He and Mel Martinez
Mel Martinez
(R-Florida) were the first Hispanic
Hispanic
U.S. Senators since 1977; they were joined by Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) in 2006. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, he served as Attorney General of Colorado
Colorado
from 1999 to 2005. On December 17, 2008, President-elect Obama announced he would nominate Salazar as U.S. Secretary of the Interior
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United States Secretary Of The Interior
The United States Secretary of the Interior
United States Secretary of the Interior
is the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior in the United States is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources; it oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service. The Secretary also serves on and appoints the private citizens on the National Park Foundation
National Park Foundation
board. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The U.S. Department of the Interior should not be confused with the Ministries of the Interior as used in many other countries. Ministries of the Interior in these other countries correspond primarily to the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S
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Crassostrea Gigas
Crassostrea
Crassostrea
gigasPlay mediaVideo of an adult exemplar as it responds to stimulation by lightThe Pacific
Pacific
oyster, Japanese oyster, or Miyagi oyster (Magallana gigas[1]) previously and currently also known as Crassostrea
Crassostrea
gigas, considered by part of the scientific community to be the proper denomination [2], an accepted alternative in WoRMS. It is an oyster native to the Pacific
Pacific
coast of Asia
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Hostel
Hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, and private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation. In a few countries, such as the UK, Ireland, India
India
and Australia, the word hostel sometimes also refers to establishments providing longer-term accommodation. In India, Pakistan
Pakistan
and South Africa, hostel also refers to boarding schools or student dormitories in resident colleges and universities
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Hostelling International
Hostelling International
Hostelling International
(HI), formerly known as International Youth Hostel
Hostel
Federation (IYHF), is the federation of more than 70 National Youth Hostel
Hostel
Associations in more than 80 countries which have over 4,000 affiliated hostels around the world. Hostelling International
Hostelling International
is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation working closely with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO
UNESCO
and the World Tourism
Tourism
Organisation UNWTO
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California Wilderness Act Of 1984
The California
California
Wilderness Act
Wilderness Act
of 1984 is a federal law (Public Law 98-425), passed by the United States Congress
United States Congress
on September 28, 1984, that authorized the addition of over 3 million acres (12,000 km2) [1] within the state of California
California
to the National Wilderness
Wilderness
Preservation System.Contents1 Background-Roadless Areas 2 Special
Special
provisions 3 Minaret Area Considerations 4 The "G-O Road" 5 Footnotes 6 References 7 External linksBackground-Roadless Areas[edit] The historic Wilderness Act
Wilderness Act
passed in 1964 provided guidelines and provisions for future wilderness additions, of which this California Act is one. One key provision called for evaluating roadless areas for future wilderness classification
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Sebastião Rodrigues Soromenho
Sebastião Rodrigues Soromenho (c. 1560–1602) (Sebastián Rodríguez Cermeño in Spanish), was a Portuguese explorer, born in Sesimbra (Portugal), appointed by the king Philip II (Spanish: Felipe II de España; Portuguese: Filipe I de Portugal) to sail along the shores of California, in the years 1595 and 1596, in order to map the American west coast line and define the maritime routes of the Pacific Ocean in the 16th century.Contents1 Early life 2 Voyage 3 References 4 External LinksEarly life[edit] Little is known of Soromenho. He was probably the same man as a Sebastian Rodrigues, a pilot on the Manila Galleon Santa Ana, which was captured by Thomas Cavendish in 1587. He had a 200-ton ship. Voyage[edit] The Manila Galleon San Agustin was sent from the Philippines to survey the coast of what became Oregon and California and then to complete the trip to Acapulco, Mexico. Carrying 130 tons of cargo, the ship displaced approximately 200 tons
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National Historic Landmark
A National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
(NHL) is a building, district, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance. Of over 90,000 places listed on the country's National Register of Historic Places, only some 2,500 are recognized as National Historic Landmarks. A National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
District may include contributing properties that are buildings, structures, sites or objects, and it may include non-contributing properties
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