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 Spring 2014 Webinar Series to Focus on Extreme Events and Climate Change!
The NE CSC will continue their webinar series for the spring semester under the theme, "Extreme Events and Climate Change: Adapting to an Uncertain Future". Six interdisciplinary speakers will cover topics ranging from sea level rise, hurricane risk, sustainable forestry, and the impacts of extreme events on breeding birds. Participants are encouraged to bring questions for discussion. Please join by webinar or in person (134 Morrill Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst)!
February 12 - Robert Thieler, USGS Woods Hole, “Sea-level Rise, Coastal Change, and Decision Making in an Uncertain Future”
February 26 - Jonathan Woodruff, UMass Amherst, “Why Was Hurricane Sandy So Damaging? Sea-level Rise and Geomorphic Dominance on Storm Impacts”
March 12 - Kerry Emanuel, MIT, “Hurricanes and Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate”
March 26 - Maria Janowiak, NIACS, “Sustaining Forests in the Face of Uncertainty”
April 9 - Brooke Bateman, Univ. Wisconsin, "Relevance of Extreme Events for Breeding Birds: Coping with Extreme Weather and Climate Change"
April 23 - Keith Nislow, UMass Amherst, "Extreme Climate Events and Species Population Dynamics: Overriding Influence or Not Such a Big Deal?"