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: The NE CSC Presents a New Webinar Series: "Extreme Events and Climate Change: Adapting to an Uncertain Future"
The NE CSC introduces the first webinars in a new series for the 2013-2014 academic year focusing on extreme events and climate change adaptation:
Monday, September 23, 3:30 pm ET - The New Communication Climate: Exploring how fast-evolving information pathways and platforms can limit losses where people live in harm's way, Andrew Revkin, The New York Times (Or join us live at ELab II, Room 119, UMass Amherst Campus)
Wednesday, October 9, 3:30 pm ET - Sustaining Forests in the Face of Uncertainty, Maria Janowiak, NIACS
Wednesday, October 23, 3:30 pm ET - Climate adaptation in the Great Lakes region: Application of networks of boundary organizations, Donald Scavia and Maria Carmen Lemos, GLISA
Wednesday, November 6, 3:30 pm ET - The Great Outdoors: How communities use and value New York City's natural areas and open spaces in an era of climate change, Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service
Wednesday, November 20, 3:30 pm ET - Conservation in the face of climate change: How can decision makers use the best available science in preparation for extreme events?, Michael Runge, USGS
Wednesday, December 4, 3:30 pm ET - Paleo perspectives on climate extremes, Raymond Bradley, UMass Amherst