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 Presents "Introduction to the New SC CSC"
On April 19 at 3:30 PM (Central), Dr. Kim Winton, SC CSC Director, will present a seminar, "Introduction to the New South Central Climate Science Center", to the University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability.
The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is a new research center formed by the Department of the Interior. It is operated through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The SC CSC is hosted on the University Research Campus. The University of Oklahoma is the Host University and one of the research Consortium Members. Other members of the Consortium are Texas Tech University, Oklahoma State University, Louisiana State University, the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab. The groups all work together on themes such as climate change, precipitation variability, effects of climate on ecosystems and the human dimension related to climate change. The SC CSC just had its one year anniversary on March 1, 2013. This presentation will give you history of why the centers were established, a summary of the ongoing work, as well as information of how you can participate.