Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
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.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Jose Montero is a Ph.D. student in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (CEOAS) at Oregon State University working on developing methods to quantify thresholds and characterize uncertainty for an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional project addressing forest mortality, economics, and climate change (FMEC). Jose has a B.S. in Biology with a second emphasis in biological conservation and biodiversity from University of Concepcion in Chile. Jose also holds an M.S. in Marine Resource Management from CEOAS at Oregon State University.