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Date published: May 5, 2021

Fish Rescue Programs as a Climate Adaptation Strategy for Vulnerable Coho Salmon

Northwest CASC-supported researchers have produced an application that evaluates a strategy to help the endangered Coho salmon adapt to drought.

Date published: May 5, 2021

New Indicator Framework Emphasizes Importance of Ecological and Social Factors to Rangelands and Pastures

Scientists funded in part by the North Central CASC recently developed a framework of ecological, demographic, and economic indicators to help managers and researchers explore the effects of climate and land use changes on rangelands and pastures in a socio-ecological context.

Date published: May 5, 2021

Identifying the Effects of Climate and Land Use Change on Snowshoe Hare in the Midwest

Midwest CASC-supported researchers found that maintaining forests with dense understory (e.g. aspen-alder) habitat and connectivity may help snowshoe hare populations in central Wisconsin persist through land use and climate change.

Date published: May 5, 2021

Early Career Climate Network Supports Career Development of Young Researchers and Practitioners

In a new study, researchers found that the Early Career Climate Network provides a sense of community and hope for the future and highlights the beneficial role the online science, networking, and communication platform plays in supporting the next generation of climate change scientists and practitioners.

Date published: April 30, 2021

Recordings Available: Ecological Drought National Webinar Series

The ecological drought webinar series was co-hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA's) National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) program and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Adaptation Science Center, with expert speakers from the research community, tribal nations, and government agencies.

Date published: April 20, 2021

Assessing the Impacts of Future Drought on the Reliability of the Colorado River Water Supply

Southwest CASC researchers worked with water resource managers in the Upper Colorado River Basin to develop a collaborative approach for addressing future drought in the region. 

Date published: April 19, 2021

Preparing for and Managing Invasive Species

Northeast CASC researchers with the Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change (RISCC) management team contributed to a new handout that outlines strategies for managing the combined impacts of pests and climate change on forests.

Date published: April 19, 2021

New Interactive Website: Agroforestry in the Climate of the Marshall Islands

Pacific Islands CASC-supported researchers create a "Green Dashboard" to present Marshallese agricultural producers with climate information that may help them adapt their growing practices to changing climate conditions. 

Date published: April 12, 2021

NCASC Student Position: Species Range Shifts

The National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) is seeking a student contractor to assist with a national synthesis of species range shifts in response to climate change.

Date published: April 7, 2021

Development of a Climate Change Vulnerability Map for Bodies of Water in the Midwestern U.S.

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. 

Date published: April 7, 2021

Building a Climate-Informed Conservation Strategy for Southern California’s Montane Forests

By building a community of practice among partners across the region, Southwest CASC-funded researchers advance their collective understanding of the vulnerabilities and challenges facing montane forests in Southern California and identify opportunities and strategies for increasing forest resilience.