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: Powell Center Funding Opportunity for Research on Sage-Grouse
The DOI Climate Science Centers
and the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area
are interested in promoting synthesis activities surrounding
questions about the implications of climate change effects on Greater
sage-grouse and sagebrush habitat in the semi-arid west. They are
coordinating with the Powell Center
to provide funding for a Working Group on this topic. A working group
would synthesize existing climate science as it relates to Greater
sage-grouse and the sagebrush habitat that supports the species with a
consideration for how climate change may be altering the sagebrush
We encourage teams of scientists working at the
intersection of climate science and sage brush/sage grouse to consider
developing a Powell Center Working Group proposal
related to this topic.
Information pertaining to the Powell Center
can be found at powellcenter.usgs.gov. The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2014 for Working Groups starting
in FY15. All Powell Center Working Group proposals will be reviewed by
the Science Advisory Board. Please refer questions to Jill Baron or
Marty Goldhaber (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).@usgs.gov>@usgs.gov>