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: USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center Scientist to Attend Meeting on Marcellus Shale Research
USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center (EGSC) scientist Lesley Milheim will attend the Chesapeake Bay Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) workshop on "Exploring the Environmental Effects of Shale Gas Development in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" in State College PA on April 11-12, 2012.
The objectives of the workshop are to 1) review and synthesize the research available regarding the environmental effects of shale gas development, 2) identify the environmental effects that shale gas development may pose to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed relative to Bay water quality, and 3) identify and prioritize future research needs relative to shale gas development and Bay water quality.
A team of EGSC scientists is currently working on publishing geospatial research relating to the landscape effects of Marcellus Shale development. (Contact: Lesley Milheim, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-648-7230)