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: SE CSC Sponsored Workshop on Conservation Decision Making
On February 27 and 28, 2013, the Southeast Climate Science Center funded a workshop hosted by the University of Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. The workshop, Communicating and Using Uncertain Information in Conservation Decision Making, brought together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners to think about identifying research and strategic planning needs to facilitate science based decision support in the presence of uncertainty.
We invite you to view the plenary session talks by Dr. Marshall Sheperd (UGA and American Meteorological Association) and Dr. Michael Runge (USGS) that helped to frame the workshop.