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: PI CSC Works with Partners to Develop and Translate Climate Research!
The Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) is working with regional partners to support the development, translation and dissemination of climate science research in the Pacific Islands. Major partners of the PI CSC include the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC), the NOAA Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments, The Hawai'i at Mānoa, University of Hawai'i at Hilo and the University of Guam.
Dave Helweg, Director of the PI CSC, was quoted in an article by the O'ahu-based Midweek publication: “A great deal of science has been very high quality, but it has not been translated to who is going to use it to make decisions. And even though it is about climate, it is really a people program, and we have to get the information to people so they can use it”.
Dr. Helweg is visiting the University of Guam Water and Environmental Research Institute today (April 2) to give a presentation to regional stakeholders and the public on the "Vision and Framework of Science at the Department of Interior Pacific Islands Climate Science Center".
(from left) John J. Marra, NOAA Climate Services director, Pacific Region, Victoria Keener, East-West Center research fellow, and David A. Helweg, director, DOI/USGS Pacific Islands Climate Science Center