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).
DOINews: Northwest CSC Adopts Education and Training Strategy for 2013-2015
The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) is pleased to announce the adoption of the NW CSC Education and Training Strategy for 2013-2015. The NW CSC provides education and training services to groom the next generation of climate scientists and practitioners and deliver science-based knowledge and educational opportunities to various audiences. The Strategy describes the NW CSC education and training goals and objectives, approaches for effectively educating target audiences, and the strategy implementation process and program evaluation. This Strategy is integrated with the NW CSC Communication Strategy and NW CSC Tribal Engagement Strategy in its goals of sharing NW CSC-funded research results with climate researchers, educators, resource managers, and policy makers, as well as advancing the understanding and practice of knowledge integration (e.g., incorporating traditional ecological knowledge in climate research) in NW CSC educational programs.