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.
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.