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) was established in 2010 by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to address the challenges presented by climate change in managing cultural and natural resources in the northwestern United States. The center's mission is to provide resource managers with the scientific information, tools, and techniques they need to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.
The NW CSC is a federally led research collaboration hosted by three primary university partners: Oregon State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Idaho. The NW CSC is co-located with the USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Corvallis, Oregon. The NW CSC works with additional partners, including Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), tribal groups, and others. The NW CSC is guided by the Executive Stakeholder Advisory Committee (ESAC) and is one of eight Climate Science Centers managed by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).