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: Southwest Climate Science Center Participates in the American Indian / Alaska Native Climate Change Meeting
On April 23 - 24, the Tohono O'odham Community College is hosting the 2012 Spring meeting of the American Indian Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group. Among those with Southwest Climate Science Center connections who will be participating are: Dr. Jonathan Overpeck (University of Arizona and the SWCSC research host principal) and Dr. Karletta Chief (also University of Arizona and a SWCSC Science Panelist) who will be delivering the meeting keynote addresses. In addition, Dr Dave Busch (SWCSC Interim Director) will be briefing the group on the Climate Science Centers as part of a panel with Dr. Dan Wildcat (Haskell Indian Nations University), Dr. T.M. Bull Bennett (Kiksapa Consulting), and Sue Wotkyns (Northern Arizona University, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals). The USGS and NASA are helping to sponsor the Climate Change Working Group meeting.