New Name, Same Mission

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Our program has a new name, but our mission hasn't changed. We are still hard at work delivering science to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people adapt to a changing climate.

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Elk, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

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You may have noticed something different about our website. On March 23, 2018, with the passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, our program name was changed from the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center to the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC). The eight regional Climate Science Centers were also renamed the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). You may also see us referred to collectively as the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (NRCASCs). You will now see these changes reflected throughout our website; however, there may still be some documents or resources that use our old names. Thank you for your patience as we work through all of these updates.

Although we have new names, the mission of our program has not changed. We are still hard at work delivering science to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people adapt to a changing climate. The name changes, however, more clearly align the national and regional centers, and emphasize the centers’ focus on meeting natural resource adaptation needs.

While you're here, be sure and check out some of our updated resources:

Climate Adaptation Insights NewsletterOur biweekly e-newsletter (formerly named BioClimate) provides the latest news on science, webinars, events, publications, funding opportunities, and other items of interest from the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers and our community. Subscribe now to stay in touch

CASC Region Maps: The eight regional CASCs are located in eight different regions across the country. The NCASC is located at the U.S. Geological Survey headquarters in Reston, VA. Check out our maps to learn more about where we work. 

Science Snapshots: Learn more about the impacts of changing climate conditions on fish, wildlife and other important natural resources, and learn how our science is helping to inform important resource adaptation decisions. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch! casc@usgs.gov