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 collect and secure climate data while providing timely access, analytical functions, and interpretive services.
Data Services of the Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) facilitate public access to comprehensive climate data, interpretive products, and decision-making tools for use by cultural and natural resource managers, researchers, and others. Data services assure that research projects funded by the NW CSC follow national data administration standards and procedures, and that the information and tools generated by projects are stored securely and in perpetuity. To read more about Data Services at the NW CSC, please download the Data Services section of the Strategic Plan by clicking here.
Northwest CSC Data Services Accomplishments to-date:
Climate-science data, interpretive products, and decision-making tools generated by projects funded by the NW CSC and other regional Climate Science Centers are housed in ScienceBase, a system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that catalogs data and provides a platform for collaborative data management.
The Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN), led by the University of Idaho, will replicate information housed in ScienceBase for the Northwest and provide additional, value-added data services.
As part of its funding selection process, the NW CSC ensures that research projects include a data management plan that conforms with national standards and procedures.