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.
The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) is supported by a consortium of Northwest academic institutions primarily led by Oregon State University (OSU), the University of Idaho (UI), and the University of Washington (UW). The academic consortium and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provide capabilities in climate science, ecology, impacts and vulnerability assessments, modeling, and advanced information technology, all of which are necessary to address and respond to climate change in the Northwest. This partnership provides an opportunity to strategically address science issues of regional significance by blending academic and federal expertise and resources.
Participants in the NW CSC academic consortium include: Boise State University, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University, Montana State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Portland State University, University of Idaho, University of Montana, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Washington State University, and Western Regional Climate Center.