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: Southeast Climate Science Center to present poster at the AGU Science Policy Conference
The SE Climate Science Center co-authored a poster that will be presentated at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Science Policy Conference to be held in Washington DC, May 1-2, 2012. The poster “Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives: A Coordinated Federal Effort to Sustain Natural and Cultural Resources in the Face of Climate Change” outlines the U.S. Department of the Interior's strategy for a collaborative effort to develop integrated adaptation and mitigation strategies for natural and cultural resources with the challenge of climate change. The poster will present information on how CSCs (with specific focus on the Southeast CSC) are working closely with the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) in their regions to develop science-based information using physical and biological research, ecological modeling, and multi-scale scenario-building and decision analysis that supports natural and cultural resource managers. The abstract was co-authored by representatives of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC. (Melinda Dalton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-903-9142)