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).
To provide professional communication and outreach services that support the exchange of information among regional stakeholders, and effectively raise awareness of climate issues in the Pacific Northwest.
The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) adopted a Communication Strategy for 2012-2016 in March 2013. Our Communication Services are designed to 1) inform climate scientists of the science needs of cultural and natural resource managers, 2) transfer research findings and tools developed by scientists to resource managers and others, and 3) increase the general knowledge and understanding of climate science among resource managers, researchers, policy and decision makers, and the general public. To read more about Communication Services at the NW CSC, please download the Communication Services section of the Strategic Plan by clicking here.
Northwest CSC Communication Services Accomplishments to-date: