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.
A four day set of combined workshops to develop the five year science agenda and the related first year implementation plan for the North Central Climate Science Center (first two days) and allow collaborators to develop prospectus for work funded by the NC CSC (last two days).
Participants were invited from the North Central University Consortium (NCUC), members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), USGS centers within the NC CSC domain and other select and relevant federal research groups.
A near completed draft of the NC CSC five year science plan and initial draft of the first year implementation plan.
Self-organized teams with prospectus for research projects that fulfill the needs expressed in the five year science agenda which leverage existing university and federal programs, and deliver tangible benefits to land managers within the next two to five years.
Date: April 30 - May 3, 2012
Where: Montana State University, Transportation Systems Engineering Building