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).
The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) funds research projects designed to help meet the climate science needs of natural and cultural resource managers in the Northwest. The science needs are identified by federal, tribal, and state resource managers, three partner Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) and other stakeholders in the Northwest.
Descriptions of funded research projects and their products and data are available on the website of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC).
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Since fiscal year 2011, the NW CSC has allocated $5 million to support research projects in the following categories (most projects address more than one science theme). Please click on each graph below to enlarge the image: