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: Upcoming Webinar: "From Icefield to Ocean: Impacts of Glacier Change in Alaska"
On Thursday, April 25 at 3:30 PM Eastern, Shad O'Neel, USGS Alaska Science Center, and Eran Hood, University of Alaska Southeast, will conduct a presentation titled "From Icefield to Ocean: Impacts of Glacier Change in Alaska".
Mountains ringing the Gulf of Alaska host large maritime glaciers that are experiencing some of the highest rates of volume loss on Earth. These rapidly changing glaciers demonstrate tight physical and ecological linkages with downstream ecosystems that bridge the icefield-to-ocean continuum. This talk will highlight recent efforts of an Alaska Climate Science Center supported research project to better understand these linkages, including how glaciers influence hydrology and oceanography as well as the biogeochemistry and ecology of freshwater and near-shore marine ecosystems that receive glacial runoff. We will also discuss a framework for developing an interdisciplinary research program related to glacier change that will inform future management efforts in the diverse and productive coastal ecosystems along the Gulf of Alaska.