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: The North Central Climate Science Center Welcomes Brian Miller to its Staff!
Starting in the fall of 2013, Colorado State University hired Dr. Brian Miller to join the North Central Climate Science Center. Brian is working with the Center to make climate science more relevant to resource managers by developing tools for climate change scenario planning. He earned his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also worked at the Carolina Population Center. His dissertation focused on how conservation areas and land use changes have affected access to drought resource areas in East Africa, how these changes in resource access have influenced the livelihood decisions of Maasai pastoralists, and how livelihood decisions and resource management institutions have affected rangeland rivers. More broadly, Brian's research addresses the ways in which resource management initiatives influence social dynamics, and how these social changes in turn affect ecosystems. He draws on a variety of research methods, including remote sensing, geospatial mapping, household surveys, interviews, measures of fluvial geomorphology, and agent-based modeling. He has applied these methods to questions of resource management in East Africa and the Galápagos Islands, and is now expanding his work to the western U.S.