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: "Hands-on Discovery in Portage Valley" - AK CSC Affiliates' Research Featured by Alaska Public Media
Douglas Causey, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and Maio Nishkian, Alaska Climate Science Center fellow, were recently featured in a radio interview by Alaska Public Media. The story, "Hands-on Discovery in Portage Valley", describes a research project that Causey is currently working on that involves "catching juvenile fish in the Portage area. The idea is to find out what kinds of fish are living there, and how those fish are reacting to factors like wintering and climate change."
Causey engages his undergraduate students, such as Nishkian, in collecting information for the project.