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: Jeremy Littell Named Editor of Northwest Science Journal
Jeremy Littell, Lead Research Scientist for the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC), has been named Editor of Northwest Science, the journal of the Northwest Scientific Association. Northwest Science has an 87 year history as an outlet for researchers to publish relevant, peer reviewed papers that advance multiple aspects of regional knowledge. It also has a recent history of USGS editors, with Edward Schreiner (FRESC, until 2008) and Jeffrey Duda (WFRC, until 2013) at the helm. Jeremy is pleased to be able to continue the role of USGS in the region, and to work with Northwest Scientific Association to promote science in the Northwest.