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: South Central CSC Welcomes Mike Langston as Assistant Director!
The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is excited to welcome Dr. Mike Langston to the staff as SC CSC Assistant Director.
Prior to joining the SC CSC, Mike served as the Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute from 2004 until 2014. Prior to that, he worked for 14 years with an environmental research and consulting firm in Florida where most of his research focused on treating wastewater using wetlands, wetland's ecology, and the ecology of threatened or endangered species. Since returning to Oklahoma in 2000, his research interests and experience have included developing protocols for involving stakeholders in watershed management decisions, water policy development, and the nexus of water and energy development.
Mike has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from Oklahoma State University and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Central Florida and a Doctorate in Environmental Science (emphasis in water policy) also from OSU.
Mike is married to Jeri Fleming and has four children, six grandchildren, and two out-of-control dogs. He enjoys weightlifting, carpentry, and backpacking.