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: Climate Science and Resource Management Lecture Series
A special topics lecture series, organized through Colorado State University (CSU) and the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC), will be hosted by the USGS Fort Collins Science Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Regular lectures will be held 11:00 AM – 1 PM on Fridays, starting August 31 through December 7, 2012.
Location: Colorado State University, Natural and Environmental Sciences Building, Room A302-304
Objective: The course objectives are twofold: (1) expose students to state-of-the-science research providing the best available climate science and synthesis to inform energy, land, and cultural resource management within the North Central Domain and (2) present collaborative opportunities between students, lecturers, the North Central Climate Science Center Stakeholders, and University consortium for integrated vulnerability and adaptation research.
This will be a combined lecture series with the USGS Fort Collins Science Center and a graduate special-topics course through Colorado State University's Natural Resource Ecology Lab and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. The class will be co-run by Drs. Jeff Morisette and Dennis Ojima.