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).
The Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) is designed to encourage, facilitate, and participate in cooperative action to address climate adaptation science needs across the entire Northeast region. The NE CSC relies upon priorities identified by Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) and other regional natural and cultural resource management partners; and coordinates or integrates scientific activities with other public and private science entities working in the region.
Stakeholder Advisory Committees (SAC) assist Climate Science Center (CSC) Directors in the identification of regional natural and cultural resource management priorities. The following representatives serve on the NE CSC SAC (as of February 2014):
U.S. Department of Interior David P. Russ, Northeast Regional Director, U.S. Geological Survey (Committee Chair) Leon M. Carl, Midwest Regional Director, U.S. Geological Survey Mary Foley, Regional Chief Scientist, National Park Service Maryanne Gerbauckas, Associate Regional Director and Resource Stewardship Northeast Region, National Park Service Michael Reynolds, Midwest Regional Director, National Park Service Robert Krumenaker, Superintendent, National Park Service Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wendi Weber, Northeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Official designee: Rick Bennett, Regional Scientist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Tom Melius, Midwest Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Official designee: Craig Czarnecki, Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture Thomas L. Schmidt, Assistant Director Northern Research Station, U.S. Forest Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ellen Mecray, Regional Climate Services Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Heather Stirratt, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Norman Willard, Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Administration
Tribes John Daigle, Penobscot Indian Nation; University of Maine
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Jean Brennan, Coordinator Appalachian LCC, Virginia Tech Conservation Management Institute Glen Salmon, Coordinator Eastern Tallgrass Prairie & Big Rivers LCC, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Andrew Milliken, Coordinator North Atlantic LCC, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service John D. Rogner, Coordinator Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
State Fish & Wildlife Associations/Agencies Katherine DonCarlos, Deputy Director Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife John O'Leary, State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator, Massachusetts Division of Fish & Wildlife Marc Gaden, Communications Director and Legislative Liaison, Great Lakes Fisheries Commission (ex officio member)