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: Joint Western Alaska LCC and Alaska CSC Projects Featured in Senate Testimony
Last Friday, September 13th, Senator Mark Begich held a hearing in Anchorage, Alaska on "Extreme Weather in Alaska: State and Federal Response to Imminent Disasters in the Arctic". The hearing featured testimony by Dr. Thomas Ravens from the University of Alaska Anchorage, whose work is funded by the Western Alaska LCC and the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC). Dr. Ravens discussed his research aimed at understanding and predicting the impacts of coastal storms under a changing climate. These WALCC and AK CSC projects are receiving wide attention because of their connection to coastal communities, as well as for their value in addressing resource management questions.