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.
The U.S. Geological Survey announced the first look image from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The image captures both the host institution of the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC), Colorado State University (CSU), as well as the Galena fire scar just west of CSU. The NC CSC is a member node of the NASA Applied Sciences DEVELOP program and the NC CSC Director, Jeff Morisette, worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for 10 years prior to joining the USGS. The center is integrating climate observations and models with remote sensing observations to help meet its mission of bringing the best available earth science to help land managers within the Department of Interior.
View of Galena Fire from Colorado State University. Image taken by Jeff Morisette.