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 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?"