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.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: Save the Dates for the New SW CSC Webinars!
The Southwest Climate Science Center is pleased to announce a new webinar series focused on climate science and resource management decisions in the Southwest.
The goal of the series is to create an interactive forum for resource managers, scientists, and other interested parties to discuss regional resource management concerns, climate information needs, and mechanisms for delivering that information in the most usable and useful ways.
The first webinar in the new Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC) webinar series will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 11 AM PST (2 PM EST). The topic of this webinar is "The IPCC Working Group 1 Report and Implications for the Southwest" and will be presented by Jonathan Overpeck, SW CSC University Director/University of Arizona. The webinar will begin with a short introduction to the SW CSC by SW CSC Directors and Investigators.