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.
April Taylor, Sustainability Scientist with the South Central Climate Science Center, will give a presentation on drought monitoring tools at the 2014 Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition Summit in Shawnee, OK on June 3-5. April will partner with Rachel Riley from the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) on this presentation.
The Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition (ITEMC) works to minimize the effects of disasters, (chemical, biological, technological, natural or man made), upon the Indian Tribes in Oklahoma by preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against all natural and man made disasters. The Coalition implements, exercises, and coordinates preparedness plans and assists other emergency response departments within Tribes, the Coalition, and the local Emergency Management agencies through training and mitigation of disasters, and by coordinating actual disaster response/recovery operations. For more information about the ITEMC, please visit: http://www.itemc.org/.