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.
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.