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: Upcoming Training Course on Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails
VisTrails is an open-source management and scientific workflow system designed to integrate the best of both scientific workflow and scientific visualization systems. The Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails (SAHM) expedites habitat modeling and helps maintain a record of the various input data, the steps before and after processing, and the modeling options incorporated in the construction of an ecological response model.
Training for the Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails will be held on:
March 25-26, 2014
September 9-10, 2014
March 24-25, 2015
September 8-9, 2015
During this course, participants will
• learn the functionality and use of the SAHM:VisTrails package,
• get an overview of the statistical packages included in the SAHM, and
• work through an example species distribution dataset. After this course, participants will be prepared to
• understand and apply the SAHM:VisTrails package to their own datasets, and