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: NW CSC Adopts 2012-2015 Communication Strategy
The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) adopted a Communication Strategy for 2012-2015 in March 2013. The purpose of this communication strategy is to describe the overall NW CSC communication goals and specific objectives, the target audiences for these objectives, the possible approaches for effectively communicating with those audiences, and the implementation process and status of the communication strategy as of January, 2013.
The NW CSC communication strategy has two overarching goals, which are to:
1. Facilitate development and dissemination of Northwest climate-related science, information, and tools to support management of natural and cultural resources under changing climate conditions; and
2. Increase access to and understanding of Northwest climate-related science and data.
To read more about communication services at the NW CSC or to download the communication strategy, please click here.