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: 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.