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: North Central CSC 2012 Strategic Planning Workshop Report
On April 30‐May 2, Montana State University hosted the North Central Climate Science Center's (NC CSC) strategic planning meeting. The meeting brought together for the first time the North Central University Consortium (NCUC), members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), USGS centers within the NC CSC domain, other select and relevant federal research groups, and NC CSC staff. Appendix A provides a complete list of workshop attendees. With this workshop serving as the initial gathering of these groups an implicit, but important, component to the workshop was an introduction to each other and the management needs and research interests of the participants. The specific objective for the workshop was to gather information and input to initiate the five year science agenda and the related implementation plans for the North Central Climate Science Center and allow the NCUC to develop a prospectus for work funded by the NC CSC's 2012 fiscal year budget.
This report provides an introduction to the NC CSC Strategic Plan and an overview of the four Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) in the NC CSC domain and the university consortium and USGS Centers in the North Central region.