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 Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives at the Western Mountain Initiative Annual Meeting
The Western Mountain Initiative unites U.S. Geological Survey, Forest Service, National Park Service and university researchers to help project climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation solutions for mountain resources of the American West.
At their September 21 - 22 annual meeting in Glacier National Park, WMI scientists were joined by representatives of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (including Dr. Rick Sojda of the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center), as well as the interim directors of the North Central and Southwest Climate Science Centers (Drs. Jay Hestbeck and Dave Busch, respectively) who provided briefings on CSC and LCC activities and explored future opportunities with WMI.