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: NE CSC Consortium Institution Receives Innovations in Climate Education Tribal Award
The College of Menominee Nation, a member of the Northeast Climate Science Center Consortium, has been awarded a 2014 Innovations in Climate Education Tribal Award from NASA to enhance learning through the use of NASA's Earth science resources.
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project has awarded nearly $3 million in new cooperative agreements to four Tribal Colleges and Universities across the US: College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI; Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND; Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, MN; and Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT.
Congratulations to the College of Menominee Nation!