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: Southwest CSC to host the Southwest Climate Summit, June 11-14, 2012
The Southwest Climate Science Center will host the Southwest Climate Summit on June 11-14. The author team will unveil the 2012 Southwest Climate Assessment (SWCA). The SWCA is a state-of-the art assessment and synthesis of climate change projections; climate change impacts on social, economic, and ecosystems; and adaptive capacity in the Southwest. Facilitated discussions will focus on prioritizing regional climate concerns, knowledge gaps, and research to provide input to the Southwest Climate Science Center's Five Year Science Plan.