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: "Clearing Out the Haze on Climate Change" - NC CSC News Feature
The North Colorado Business Report recently featured the North Central Climate Science Center and its science initiatives on its website.
The feature begins:
"CSU's North Central Climate Science Center wants to give farmers, ranchers and land managers better information to help them decide how to respond to climate change.
The climate science center was selected last year as one of nine U.S. Department of Interior regional climate science centers. In all, there are six climate science regions and 37 centers nationwide.
CSU leads the group of climate science centers in the North Central region, which includes Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. Colorado institutions include the University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines...."