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: Climate Science Centers present at the UNIDO Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem (GoM-LME) Coastal Community Resilience Workshop
The Southeast and South Central Climate Science Centers (CSCs) were invited to participate in the UNIDO GoM-LME Coastal Community Resilience Workshop held in Villahermosa, Tabasco Mexico August 15-17, 2012. Melinda Dalton presented an introduction and overview of CSCs as well as updates on science activities that may help researchers and resource managers advance resiliency and adaptation in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting was another step in developing collaboration between partners involved in coastal community resilience and adaptation in the U.S. and Mexico. Much of the meeting focused on developing transboundary methods of community resilience and climate change mitigation, with an emphasis on the potential for technological and environmental partnerships. Workshop participants also include representatives of UNIDO, multiple Mexican federal and state agencies, EPA, NOAA Sea Grant, universities, and non-governmental research organizations. For more information please contact Melinda Dalton (firstname.lastname@example.org; 770-903-9142).