The majority of ecological research conducted at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) supports Department of the Interior (DOI) issues and lands in the Upper Midwest. UMESC also coordinates its research with other U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Science Centers, to broadly address ecological and population concerns throughout the Nation's heartland.
Development of a Climate Change Vulnerability Map for Bodies of Water
The Northeast CASC-funded research, carried out in collaboration with land managers, helps prioritize locations needing support for adaptation planning with a focus on riparian systems.
Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (MWCASC) workshop - “Nature-based Solutions to Reduce Impacts from Extreme Precipitation Events in the Upper Mississippi River Basin”
The USGS National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) is a partnership-driven program that teams scientists with natural and cultural resource managers and local communities to help fish, wildlife, water, land, and people adapt to a changing climate.