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: USGS and the SWCSC at the California LCC Open House
On June 3, the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative hosted an open house at its new offices on the California State University - Sacramento campus. Jeff Keay, acting Regional Executive for the Pacific Southwest Area, joined Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Regional Director, Ren Lohoefner, and CSUS President, Alexander Gonzalez,to provide welcoming addresses. Mark Schwartz, Southwest CSC host institution principal based at the University of California - Davis, and Dave Busch, interim director of the SWCSC, were among the participants.