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 Training Course: Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices - Adaptation in Action
Training Course: Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices - Adaptation in Action
August 20-21, 2013 - College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI.
Cost: $45 (includes meals).
Application deadline: June 28
This new course provides active, hands-on training for public, private, and tribal natural resource managers across the Midwest and Northeast who are interested in actively enhancing the ability of forests to cope with changing conditions. During this course, managers will learn how to incorporate climate change considerations into forest management planning and activities. Participants will use the report, "Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches" to identify practical adaptation actions for their own real-world forest management projects. The training will be held on August 20-21 in Keshena, WI, and cohosted by NIACS and NE CSC Consortium Institution, College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute. More information >>