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Date published: September 25, 2020

SFI Conservation Grant to Help Southeast CASC-Funded Researchers Explore Connectivity of Sustainable Forests Under Climate Change

The Southeast CASC and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative jointly funded a project at North Carolina State University to study how managed forests can contribute to landscape connectivity under future climate change and land use predictions.

Date published: September 25, 2020

Creating a Regional Network Focused on Climate Change and Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest

In a recently posted article, the Northwest CASC discusses the creation of the Pacific Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (PNW RISCC) Network to incorporate climate change science into invasive species management in the...

Date published: September 25, 2020

CASCs’ Climate, Tribal, and Partnership Work Recognized by the 2020 Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards

The Northeast and Southeast CASC Tribal Liaison and a Northwest CASC-funded project were among those honored by the 2020 Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards Given by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Date published: September 18, 2020

Scientist Spotlight: Laura Thompson & Connecting Adaptive Capacity Assessments to Management Decision Making

Learn about the work and research of Laura Thompson, Research Ecologist for the National Climate Adaptation Science Center.

Date published: September 15, 2020

Different Climate Scenarios Agree on Hotspots of Species Loss in Red River Basin

In a new study supported by the South Central CASC, researchers use species distribution models under a variety of climate change conditions to identify areas well suited for mitigation actions in the Red River Basin.

Date published: September 15, 2020

New Study Finds That Focal Species in Similar Habitats will Respond Differently to Climate Change

In a recently published article, Southeast CASC supported researchers assess suitable linked habitat for focal species in the southeastern U.S. under a changing climate.

Date published: September 14, 2020

North Central CASC Welcomes Their First Cohort of Graduate Students to Tribal Climate Leaders Program

Five graduate students have been named to the North Central CASC’s inaugural cohort to the Tribal Climate Leaders Program (TCLP).

Date published: September 14, 2020

Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout’s Varied Life History Strategies May Help Species Respond to Climate Change

In a new study supported by the NCASC, researchers look for variation in life history patterns across stream conditions in the remaining range of a threatened endemic fish.

Date published: September 14, 2020

Resource Managers Offer Different Approaches to Navigating Climate Change on Public Lands

In a recent study supported by the North Central CASC, researchers found that federal and state land managers in southwestern Colorado support a variety of different approaches for mitigating climate change impacts on public lands.

Date published: September 14, 2020

The State of California Collaborates with Native American Tribes to Prevent Wildfires

The Southwest CASC researcher Beth Rose Middleton from the University of California, Davis, is featured in an NPR segment discussing cultural burning and its use in wildfire management.

Date published: September 14, 2020

CASC Researchers Present Framework for Assessing Adaptive Capacity

As species around the globe are increasingly facing the choice between adaptation and extinction, an NCASC-funded study presents a new framework for measuring plant and animal’s ability to adapt to climate change.