Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Meet Our Partners

Climate change effects are not bound by federal, state, local, or Tribal domains. The CASC network partners with management agencies at multiple spatial scales as well as non-governmental science entities, including universities and non-profit organizations, to collaboratively address the challenges posed by climate change. 

Partners listed alphabetically. 

Federal Agencies 

As a USGS program, the CASC network is dedicated to partnering with and addressing the priority science needs of bureaus within the Department of the Interior (DOI). The CASCs partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), and the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) on topics ranging from integrating climate data into Species Status Assessments to modeling future climate scenarios for national parks. Learn More

The CASCs also partner with a number of other federal agencies outside of DOI, including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Projects done in collaboration with these agencies address management needs such as understanding post-fire forest regeneration and the effects of sea level rise on coastal marshes.  Learn More

Non-profits and Conservation Organizations  

The CASCs partner with conservation non-profit organizations on climate adaptation projects, allowing the CASC network to engage with different sets of stakeholders and to benefit from diverse pools of resources, scientific experience, and mechanisms of stakeholder engagement. Learn More

State Agencies 

State management agencies represent a key stakeholder group for the CASC network. One way  CASCs address states’ climate science needs is helping state agencies incorporate climate information into State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs). The CASCs have also developed state-specific tools that provide information on state-level climate data, vulnerability assessments, and adaptation strategies, such as the Massachusetts Climate Action Tool. Learn More

Tribal and Indigenous Partners 

Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other Indigenous peoples and communities are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The CASC network partners with tribes and Indigenous communities to better understand their specific vulnerabilities to climate change and to help them adapt to these impacts. This work is conducted through research projects, trainings and workshops, and through the BIA-supported Tribal Resilience Liaison program. Learn More

Universities and Colleges 

The CASCs are a federal-university partnership. Each regional CASC is co-located at a host university, and has a consortium that includes universities, tribal colleges, and other institutions. Through this model, the CASCs harness the diverse expertise of federal, university, and tribal scientists and have mechanisms to support early-career scientists through training and capacity-building opportunities. Learn More

 

Interested in partnering? Contact us! 

<< Return to Partners Page