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: Upcoming Q&A, Information Session about AK CSC Research Funding Opportunity
Funding opportunities were recently announced from the eight U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014. Proposals are invited for projects that support CSC science priorities. Eligible applicants are principal investigators from the USGS, CSCs, or university consortium partners of the CSCs. Other interested parties (federal, tribal, state, and others) are encouraged to collaborate with eligible applicants. The deadline for submission of a Statement of Interest for a science project is February 1, 2013.
The Alaska CSC will host a call-in session to address questions related to this solicitation on January 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM Alaska Standard Time.
The call-in number for this session will be 703-648-4848, Code 15405. Please RSVP to Steve Gray (email@example.com) by COB January 14, 2013 if you wish to participate.
The Alaska CSC will present information on implementation of the Center's Strategic Plan and host an in-person Q&A session on this solicitation January 17, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Alaska Standard Time at the USGS Alaska Science Center, Glenn Olds Hall Conference Room. Please contact Steve Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on remote access.