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 International Panel on Climate Change Contributions Highlighted in DOI Newswave
USGS authors of the next IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), are featured in the Spring 2012 edition of DOI Newswave. The article also mentions USGS contributions to the U.S. Global Change Research Program's upcoming National Climate Assessment (NCA). In the IPCC AR5, Virginia Burkett is a Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 1, Point of Departure; Abby Sallenger is a Lead Author of Chapter 5, Coastal Systems and Low-Lying Areas; and Margaret Hiza Redsteer is a Lead Author of Chapter 15, Adaptation Planning and Implementation.