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).
The Department of the Interior (DOI) Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) provides scientific information, tools and techniques that land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate and ecologically-driven responses at regional-to-local scales.
Science products developed at the SE CSC provide models of potential future climate impacts, assessments of likely impacts, and tools that can be used to inform the conservation management decisions of partners, including state and local governments, NGOs, and federal partners like the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). (To learn more about the collaborative effort of the SE CSC and the LCCs, please see the SE CSC & LCC Fact Sheet.)
The Southeast CSC is hosted by North Carolina State University (NCSU). NCSU serves as the central location and administrative center for the SE CSC. NCSU also provides up-to-date information about SE CSC projects and programs on its Global Change Forum website.
In addition to the host institution, the SE CSC also engages with several important partner institutions. These institutions provide expertise in climate science, ecology, impacts assessment, modeling, urban environments, and advanced information technology. SE CSC collaborations are focused on common science priorities, addressing priority partner needs, minimizing redundancies in science, sharing scientific findings, and expanding understanding of climate change impacts in the Southeast.