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 Welcomes Announcement of USDA Climate Hubs
The North Central Climate Science Center is pleased to see the announcement of the USDA Climate Hubs. The NC CSC continues to be in close communication with the team leads for the Northern Plains Hub. The NC CSC is excited about the additional attention and resources the USDA hubs will bring to the arena of climate science and land management. Their focus on agricultural and private lands should compliment well the NC CSC's focus on DOI lands. There is also the potential for mutually beneficial forest-related climate science activities where collaboration will be explored. Further, close communication and coordination between the NC CSC and the USDA hubs, as well as with NOAA's Western Water Assessment and National Integrated Drought Information Service, will ensure maximizing leverage and expertise among these groups.