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 Hosts Workshop on Communicating the Impacts of Climate Change
On February 6-7, 2014, the South Central Climate Science Center hosted a workshop on the communication and policy aspects of climate change. The workshop, held at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, was organized by Drs. Katharine Hayhoe and Dennis Patterson of Texas Tech University and Dr. Riley Dunlap of Oklahoma State University.
Participants ranged from across the national CSC network, and workshop sessions focused on topics such as how to clearly communicate climate science to general audiences. The workshop included seven sessions led by nationally-recognized speakers in the areas climate change and its communication and policy dimensions.