Welcome to the New Midwest CASC Host and Consortium!

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The Midwest CASC is the ninth and final member to the CASC network. It will be hosted at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities that will lead a consortium of universities and natural resource organizations that are dedicated to advancing science in response to climate change in the Midwest.

Text "Welcome, Midwest CASC Consortium!" and map of Midwest CASC footprint imposed upon image of a lighthouse.

Infographic celebrating the announcement of the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (Midwest CASC) consortium on September 29, 2021. (Public domain.)

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MIDWEST CASC HOST & CONSORTIUM!

“In order to address the climate crisis, we need to be guided by the best available science. Integrated collaboration with educational and natural resource organization partners ensures that federal, Tribal and state resource managers have access to the collective wisdom of world renowned experts. The Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center will better position us to mitigate climate impacts while focusing needed attention to Tribal and state resources that are particularly vulnerable to climate change,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

WHAT

The Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) is the ninth and final CASC in the national network. The U.S. Geological Survey has selected a host and consortium of universities and natural resource organizations that are dedicated to advancing science in response to climate change in the Midwest.

Map showing Midwest CASC state footprint and consortium, described in image caption.

Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center regional footprint and consortium. (Public domain.)

WHO

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities was selected as host institution for the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), after a competitive request for proposals. 

The Midwest CASC consortium partners will include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Minnesota Duluth, College of Menominee Nation, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, and The Nature Conservancy. 

WHERE

Together, the CASC organizations will work closely with federal, state and tribal entities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio to support management and protection of land, water, and natural resources with actionable climate science, innovation, and decision support tools. 

LEARN MORE

Check out the USGS press release here.

Explore the Midwest CASC funded projects here.

View the Midwest CASC maps here.