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.
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and Climate Science Centers
The geographic area of the Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) partially overlaps three Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs): the Great Basin, Great Northern, and North Pacific. LCCs are locally established and governed partnerships that coordinate shared objectives to manage climate risks to natural and cultural resources and adaptation efforts launched by federal, tribal, state, local, and international governments, and other entities. Collaboration between the NW CSC and these three LCCs will address the highest priority regional climate science needs, and deliver the necessary scientific information required by natural and cultural resource managers in the Northwest.