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: "Sustaining Forests in the Face of Uncertainty"
Upcoming Webinar: "Sustaining Forests in the Face of Uncertainty”
March 26, 2014 at 3:30pm (ET)
Speaker: Maria Janowiak of Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
Description: There is rapidly-growing interest in adapting forest ecosystems to changing and uncertain future conditions, but there are relatively few real-world examples of forest adaptation. This presentation will describe a set of forest adaptation resources that can be used by resource managers to incorporate regional information about climate change vulnerability and potential adaptation strategies into on-the-ground management, while meeting a variety of management goals. Examples from public, private, and tribal lands will be highlighted in order to discuss challenges and opportunities for incorporating climate change considerations into forest management.