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: Pacific Islands Climate Science Center Inaugural Lecture
"Navigating Change: Climate Science and Collaboration in the Pacific" will be presented by Loyal Mehrhoff,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Deanna Spooner, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative on October 26, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, University of Hawai'i Manoa Campus, Kuykendall Auditorium. The Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) is pleased to present the first in a regular series of lectures at UH Manoa discussing stakeholder-driven science related to Pacific climate change and ecology. This inaugural lecture will be preceded by a short description of the status and plans for the PI CSC and of the opportunities it will provide for researchers at UH and its partner institutions.