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National Park of American Samoa

The track up Mt 'Alava.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Much of American Samoa is in national park territory, making it highly accessible, as Peter de Graaf discovers. It might come as a surprise that the United States' most remote national park isn't in Hawai'i or even in the frozen wilderness of northern Alaska. This...
Amata with Superintendent Scott Burch, Ranger/Education Assistant Pua Tuaua Jr., and a hardworking crew of the National Park of American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, H.R. 6510, which she cosponsored. This legislation provides funding to reduce maintenance backlogs and support restorative efforts at National Parks and wildlife refuges. The bill,...
San Diego Fire Dept. recruiting Captain Shanley with firefighters from the National Park of American Samoa. They came to assist California with the Carr Fire in Redding.  Thanks to them and the thousands of firefighters from all over the United States who have converged on California.  "Neighbors...
Lopa tree
Ofu, AMERICAN SAMOA — Eradication of the Lopa tree has been put on hold in American Samoa. The US National Park Service last year committed US$400,000 to completely eliminate Adenanthera Pavonina from the Manu'a islands of Ofu and Olosega. The tree is said to compete with native flora which in turn...
Leon Ezbitski of Pittston, Pennsylvania with the NPAS crew clearing trails in the National Park of American Samoa, after Park trails were blocked by hundreds of downed trees from Tropical Storm Gita. He took time off his vacation in American Samoa to volunteer.   [courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Volunteers have been helping the National Park of American Samoa clear trails from storm debris. Tropical Cyclone Gita had many devastating effects on American Samoa due to the high winds and heavy rainfall. The park suffered no facility damage, but all park trails were...