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.
The Southwest Climate Science Center is planning for the initial Southwest Climate Science Summit to be held in Tucson, Arizona, June 11 - 14, 2012. SWCSC scientists will be working with federal, state, and tribal stakeholders to help structure the Summit agenda. Summit participants will have opportunities to provide perspectives about the climate-related research needed to help inform future societal and resource management decisions. The Summit will be an important step in helping to structure future climate-effects research in the Southwest. More information is available at http://www.doi.gov/csc/southwest/index.cfm, and in the attached announcement.