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 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) celebrated a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to announce its establishment on Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012. The event was hosted by Tony Frank, president of Colorado State University who was joined by David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of Interior and Matt Larsen, Associate Director, Climate and Land Use Change, USGS. In conjunction with the ceremony the NC CSC conducted a two day workshop, Oct. 2 and 3, to bring together staff, lead investigators from its University Consortium, and its Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) to 1) review the 5 year strategic science plan, 2) provide an update of funded projects, and 3) discuss conservation target priorities for 2013 and 2014.