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.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: Alaska CSC Lead Scientist Discusses Fire Ecology
Jeremy Littell, Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) Lead Scientist, will present two talks for the Alaska Fire Science Consortium at the Spring Alaska Fire Science Workshop in Fairbanks, AK, April 2, 2014.
The first talk, entitled "The limits of statistical fire modeling: what goes up must come down", will discuss advances in the statistical modeling of fire-climate relationships and projections of future fire activity given anticipated climate changes in the lower 48 western U.S..
The second talk, entitled "Smokey Bear and Prometheus fist-fight in heaven", is a public talk about the general nature of past, present, and future fire-climate relationships and fuels in the west.
Both fire managers and the public in fire-prone interior Alaska can benefit from understanding the expected changes in fire regimes under climate change. The purpose of these talks is to further catalyze research in Alaska that is comparable to work that has been done in the lower 48 but recognizes Alaska's unique climate, fuels, and fire management objectives.
Please contact Alaska CSC Director Steve Gray (email@example.com) with questions or comments.