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: Upcoming NE CSC Stakeholder Outreach and Science Planning Meeting
The Northeast Climate Science Center will convene stakeholder meetings on January 9-10 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and January 17-18 at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.
Objectives for this stakeholder outreach and science planning meeting are:
To share and receive feedback on the draft science themes and annual priorities and how they fit with the climate science needs of the NE CSC stakeholders and partners, and
To create new and expand existing communication networks to exchange and disseminate climate science research and seek input about preferred methods of engagement between the NE CSC and its stakeholders.