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From the expansion of invasive species to wildfire, from drought to sea-level rise, changes in climate have created new and evolving challenges for our nation’s resource managers and communities. Our science helps managers of fish, wildlife, and ecosystems understand these impacts and strategically adapt to changing conditions. 

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The CASCs develop data and tools that address the informational needs of natural and cultural resource managers. Projects cover topics that address the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, ecosystems, & the communities they support.

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The Regional CASCs

Our network is comprised of the National CASC and eight regional CASCs, covering the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawai'i, and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Learn more about each CASC here.

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Our Climate Adaptation Insights Newsletter shares our latest news on webinars, events, publications, funding opportunities, and other items of interest from the National and Regional CASCs. Updates are sent out every two weeks.

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Date published: November 9, 2020

Identifying the Impacts of Climate Change in the Republic of Palau and Guam

Pacific Islands CASC-supported report describes challenges caused by climate change in the island nations of Palau and Guam.

Date published: November 9, 2020

Small Streams Shown to Have Big Water Quality Impacts on Lake Michigan

The University of Wisconsin – Madison recently posted an article highlighting a study by former Northeast CASC Fellow, Rob Mooney, that shows the impacts of tributaries on nutrient loading in Lake Michigan.

Date published: November 9, 2020

Assessing Adaptive Forest Management Strategies for Future Forest Composition Under a Changing Climate

Northeast CASC-funded researchers review adaptive management strategies in forest ecosystems.