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.
DOINews: Dr. Nicole DeCrappeo Hired as Research Coordinator for the Northwest Climate Science Center
In November 2012, the NW CSC hired Dr. Nicole DeCrappeo to better administer and coordinate the growing regional climate science effort. Prior to joining the NW CSC, Nicole worked at the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Corvallis, Oregon, for 10 years as a soil ecologist, and she brings extensive knowledge of the scientific issues of the Northwest and the Great Basin in particular. Her duties at the NW CSC are to inventory current climate science research projects to assess regional scientific strengths and information gaps, foster collaborative research partnerships, and ensure that scientific products generated from projects funded by the NW CSC and partners are being disseminated and used by resource managers and other stakeholders.