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: NE CSC Science Coordinator Discusses Climate Impacts on Ecological Systems in the Northeast
Michelle Staudinger, Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) Science Coordinator, will give a talk on May 6th at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife "Brown Bag Lecture Series" on "Climate Impacts on Ecological Systems in the Northeastern United States".
This lecture will discuss the process and results of the technical workgroup on Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Ecosystem Services that contributed to a recent (November 2013) Special Issue in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and the soon to be released 2014 National Climate Assessment. In addition, Michelle will provide an overview of the science priorities and activities of the NE CSC that seek to address regional challenges presented by climate change.
A selection of recent studies demonstrating the diverse array of observed (black icons) and projected (white icons) biological responses to climate change across the US. FromStaudinger et al., 2013in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.