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: 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.