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 research direction taken by the Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) is guided by the NE CSC Strategic Science Agenda for 2013-2018. This document describes the role and interactions of the NE CSC among its partners and stakeholders, clarifies the responsibilities of the Center to its partners, defines a context for climate impacts in the NE CSC region, and establishes the science priorities that the Center will address through research.
In developing the Strategic Science Agenda, the NE CSC received advice and guidance from its Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The NE CSC also periodically receives guidance from a panel of technical reviewers that assists with independent scientific review of projects comprising the NE CSC research program.
The NE CSC has identified seven priority science themes that will drive the CSC's regional science program:
Science Theme 1: Climate projections and assessments Science Theme 2: Climate impacts on land-use and land-cover Science Theme 3: Climate impacts on freshwater resources and ecosystems Science Theme 4: Climate impacts on Atlantic and Great Lakes coastal and nearshore environments Science Theme 5: Ecological vulnerability and species response to climate variability and change Science Theme 6: Impacts of climate variability and change on cultural resources Science Theme 7: Decision frameworks for evaluating risk and managing natural resources under climate change
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