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: Northwest CSC Adopts Tribal Engagement Strategy for 2012-2015
The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) announces the adoption of the NW CSC Tribal Engagement Strategy for 2012-2015. The purpose of the Strategy is to describe the opportunities for collaboration between the NW CSC and the 52 Native American tribes within its geographic area. Engagement between the NW CSC and Northwest tribes is intended to assist tribes in being better prepared to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.
Tribal communities throughout the Northwest are especially vulnerable to climate change because of their significant relationship with natural resources, such as fish, wildlife, and vegetation, to sustain their economies and traditional way of life. The NW CSC is committed to collaborating with tribes on all aspects of its Strategic Plan, which focuses on the delivery of executive, science, data management, communication, and education and training services. Tribal engagement is a high priority for all eight Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers and their parent organization, the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. The NW CSC Tribal Engagement Strategy provides a blueprint for similar efforts across the CSC network.