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: Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in the Great Basin and Mojave Desert
A publication is now available synthesizing the outcomes of a recent climate change workshop (http://www.wr.usgs.gov/workshops/ccw2010/agenda.html) held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Federal and state natural resources managers, scientists, and stakeholders outlined potential impacts, recommendations, and collaborative opportunities related to climate change throughout much of the Intermountain West. The report, entitled “Natural resource mitigation, adaptation and research needs related to climate change in the Great Basin and Mojave Desert,” is available on line at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5103.
The workshop and publication were sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Desert Research Institute.
The report citation is: Hughson, D.L., Busch, D.E., Davis, Scott, Finn, S.P., Caicco, Steve, and Verburg, P.S.J., 2011, Natural resource mitigation, adaptation and research needs related to climate change in the Great Basin and Mojave Desert: Workshop Summary: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5103, 34 p.