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 Webinar: "Recognizing Resilience: Understanding Community Based Responses to Acute and Chronic Disturbance"
Please join the Northeast Climate Science Center on November 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM EST for a webinar: "Recognizing Resilience: Understanding community based responses to acute and chronic disturbance".
Speaker: Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service
In order to fill critical gaps in our understanding of social and environmental change, this presentation will explore how community-based environmental stewardship plays a role in the resilience cycle. Understanding stewardship as part of a larger social-ecological system aids in our collective ability to exchange information, innovate, respond and leverage resources critical to improving conditions in a changing climate. This presentation will draw from research and methods from a number of study areas including acts of terrorism, severe storms and economic downturns.
Erika Svendsen is a Research Social Scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, within the unit, "People and their environments: Social science supporting natural resource management and policy". Her research interests involve all aspects of urban environmental stewardship and how systems of stewardship shape new forms of governance, collective resilience, sacred space and human well-being. She studies these systems from the perspective of individuals and organizations.
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