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: EROS Scientist Gabriel Senay to be Co-located at North Central CSC
Gabriel Senay will be co-located at the DOI North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) starting August 2014. His research work focuses on the integration and application of remotely sensed data for agro-hydrologic modeling. Gabriel will promote and advance the use of satellite-derived multi-scale evapotranspiration products by the key stakeholders in the irrigation community for water resources planning and management. He will establish a stronger linkage between the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center's Land Cover Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) program and the NC CSC Resource for Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation and Mitigation Planning (ReVAMP) activities in order to improve data and information products for climate and land use research and applications.