Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
DOINews: The Alaska Climate Science Center Acquires Advanced Ice and Snow Monitoring System
Documenting the present state of snow, ice, and permafrost in Alaska is crucial for predicting and adapting to the significant climatic changes expected for this region. As one response to this pressing need, the DOI/USGS Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) is acquiring a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system to support the gathering of spatially distributed observations of terrestrial snow, freshwater ice, permafrost, and glaciers in Alaska. This system will be cooperatively managed by the AK CSC and University of Alaska Fairbanks, and will be used collaboratively by multiple state, federal and academic institutions. Please contact AK CSC Director Steve Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional details.