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.
DOINews: SC CSC Director will Serve on Advisory Committee to the Vice President for Research at OU
Dr. Kim Winton, Director for the USGS, South Central Climate Science Center was invited to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Vice President for Research (VPR) at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier established this organization about four years ago as a means to advise him on important matters regarding research across the entire university but also as a sounding board for him to test new ideas before discussing them more broadly. The committee has about 20 members, including all Associate Deans for Research, with representation across a broad array of disciplines. Also included is a member from the private sector as well as from a Federal agency - the latter in recognition of the importance of Federal partners (NOAA and now DOI).