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Date published: December 21, 2018

Upcoming Webinar: Evaluating Playa Wetland Vulnerability in Future Climates

Climate change threatens playa ecosystems. Research was conducted to evaluate responses of playa plant communities and soil processes to changing precipitation and temperature. Some factors may not be affected but social perceptions may limit adaptability.

Date published: December 3, 2018

Post-fire Sagebrush Recovery Looks to Landsat Time Series Data for Solutions

A new multi-CASC funded project will explore post-fire sagebrush recovery using Landsat data.

Date published: December 2, 2018

CASC Presentations at the 2018 AGU Meeting

Are you attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting this year in D.C.? Don't miss these presentations from staff and partners from across the CASC network!

Our research looks at how intense droughts, sea-level rise, extreme storms, and other consequences of climate change are affecting wildlife, ecosystems, and human communities that depend on these resources. We strive to develop data and tools that are usable and that directly address the informational needs of natural & cultural resource managers.

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Date published: December 14, 2018
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Regional CASC Education & Training Opportunities

The National and Regional CASCs are committed to supporting young and early-career scientists and managers. Read on to see a list of education and training opportunities offered by the regional CASCs. 

Date published: December 14, 2018
Status: Active

National CASC Student Interns & Volunteers

The National CASC provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in our program through paid internships and volunteer positions. Students work on everything from supporting NCASC research projects to communications and program operations. Read about some of our students and the work they're doing below!

Date published: December 11, 2018
Status: Active

Ecological Drought Across the Country

Droughts of the future will be hotter, longer-lasting, and larger than droughts of the past.

Drought can lead to increases in wildfire and insect outbreaks, local species extinctions, forest diebacks, and altered rates of carbon, nutrient, and water cycling – all of which can have real consequences for ecosystems and human communities alike.

Date published: December 1, 2018
Status: Active

Landscapes

Landscapes throughout the U.S. are being impacted in different ways by changing temperature and precipitation patterns. CASC scientists are studying topics such as how vegetation may change in the future on Federal lands in the Great Basin, how Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plains landscapes are being impacted by thawing permafrost, and much more.

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Date published: December 1, 2018
Status: Active

Alaska CASC

Scientists throughout Alaska are examining topics such as how wildfire patterns in the state may change in the future, how streamflow in Southeastern Alaska may be impacted by changing precipitation and air temperature, how scientists can work together with tribes and communities to promote adaptation and resilience in coastal areas, and much more. 

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Contacts: Stephen Gray, Ph.D., T. Scott Rupp
Date published: December 1, 2018
Status: Active

Past CASC Funding Opportunities

Learn more about past CASC research and host opportunities. 

Date published: December 1, 2018
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Drought, Fire and Extreme Weather

CASC supported scientists throughout the country are working to understand how drought, fire and extreme weather are changing and how they are impacting important natural and cultural resources. Projects include examining how sagebrush ecosystems respond to wildfire, how water availability will be effected by more extreme droughts, and much more.

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Date published: December 1, 2018
Status: Active

Northwest CASC

Northwest CASC researchers are working throughout the region to study how coldwater fish will fare in warmer temperatures, how wildfire patterns might change in Pacific Northwest forests in the future, where areas of "refugia" are located that remain relatively unchanged compared to the surrounding landscape, and much more. 

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Contacts: Nicole DeCrappeo, Amy Snover
Date published: December 1, 2018
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Wildlife and Plants

Wildlife and plants face threats from a changing climate such as increased competition from invasive species and a loss of access to freshwater and suitable habitat. CASC supported scientists are examining how coldwater fish will fare in a warming climate, how conifers and other trees will be impacted by more extreme fires, and much more.  

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Date published: December 1, 2018
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North Central CASC

Scientists in the North Central region are working to understand how sagebrush and invasive grasses will respond to changes in climate, how future lake temperatures will impact fish populations, how shifts in prairie pothole wetlands will impact critical waterfowl habitats, and much more. 

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Contacts: Robin I O'Malley, Aparna Bamzai-Dodson, Jennifer Balch
Date published: December 1, 2018
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Water, Coasts and Ice

CASC-supported scientists are examining how water, coasts and ice across the United States are being impacted by changes in our climate. Projects include studying how shifts in wetlands will effect critical waterfowl habitats, how sea level rise might impact coastal National Parks across the country, how glacier melt might change coastal ecosystems in Alaska, and much more.

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Date published: December 1, 2018
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Northeast CASC

Scientists supported by the Northeast CASC are conducting projects on a range of topics throughout the region, including how climate change may impact wildlife health, projected changes in the quality and quantity of water in the Upper Mississippi watershed, how managers may be able to increase the resilience of vulnerable plants and animals, and much more. 

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Contacts: Olivia LeDee, Ph.D., Richard Palmer
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Date published: June 11, 2018

West Portrillo Mountains Scaled Quail Adult Survival 2014-2015

Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods.

Date published: June 11, 2018

West Portrillo Mountains Scaled Quail Nest Survival 2014-2015

Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods.

Date published: June 11, 2018

West Portrillo Mountains Scaled Quail Brood Survival 2014-2015

Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods.

Date published: February 1, 2018

Impact of Drought on Southwestern Pronghorn Population Trends and Predicted Trajectories in the Southwest in the Face of Climate Change_Predictor

Climate often drives ungulate population dynamics, and as climates change, some areas may become unsuitable for species persistence. Unraveling the relationships between climate and population dynamics, and projecting them across time, advances ecological understanding that informs and steers sustainable conservation for species. Using pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) as an ecological model,...

Date published: February 1, 2018

Impact of Drought on Southwestern Pronghorn Population Trends and Predicted Trajectories in the Southwest in the Face of Climate Change

Climate often drives ungulate population dynamics, and as climates change, some areas may become unsuitable for species persistence. Unraveling the relationships between climate and population dynamics, and projecting them across time, advances ecological understanding that informs and steers sustainable conservation for species. Using pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) as an ecological model,...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Effects of Climate on Scaled Quail Reproduction and Survival

Grassland birds are among the most imperiled bird guilds in North America. Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) are a semi-arid grassland bird whose populations have declined over the past half century. We monitored scaled quail in New Mexico to study the effects of habitat, temperature and precipitation on survival of scaled quail adults, nests, and broods. Seasonal nest survival (39.4%) had a...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Supporting data for two MWBMglacier applications to the Copper River basin in Alaska

These data can be used to replicate the application of MWBMglacier as described in two journal articles: 1) Enhancement of a parsimonious water balance model to simulate surface hydrology in a glacierized watershed (in review), and 2) Hydrologic regime changes in a high-latitude glacierized watershed under future climate conditions (doi:10.3390/w10020128). These simulations provide results...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Data for Plant production responses to precipitation differ along an elevation gradient and are enhanced under extremes (Northern Arizona, 1991-2016)

This dataset is from a precipitation manipulation experiment conducted at five grassland sites along an elevation gradient near Flagstaff, AZ. The data consist of pre- (1991 - 2015) and post-experimental (2016) treatment plant production and precipitation measurements. The plant production measurements were taken from satellite and hand-held spectroradiometer, in addition to plot-based...

Date published: May 31, 2017

Seed biomass from shallow coastal water areas along a salinity gradient in Barataria Bay, Louisiana (2015)

This dataset provides bi-monthly data on seed biomass collected in shallow water habitats across the fresh to saline gradient at coastal sites in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

Date published: May 31, 2017

Seed biomass from shallow coastal water areas from Texas through Alabama, 2013-2015

This projects primary goal was to provide data on biomass of potential seed resources located within shallow water coastal areas within fresh to saline coastal waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. The data set provides biomass of seeds, by species or lowest practical taxon from 2013, 2014 and 2015 across 384 randomly selected sites located in shallow water coastal areas. The data were...

Date published: May 1, 2017

Potential climate change impacts on grassland connectivity in the U.S. Northern Rockies

Establishing connections among natural landscapes is the most frequently recommended strategy for adapting management of natural resources in response to climate change. The U.S. Northern Rockies still support a full suite of native wildlife, and survival of these populations depends on connected landscapes. Connected landscapes support current migration and dispersal as well as future shifts...

Date published: May 1, 2017

Potential climate change impacts on mountain goat connectivity in the U.S. Northern Rockies

Establishing connections among natural landscapes is the most frequently recommended strategy for adapting management of natural resources in response to climate change. The U.S. Northern Rockies still support a full suite of native wildlife, and survival of these populations depends on connected landscapes. Connected landscapes support current migration and dispersal as well as future shifts...

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Date published: October 22, 2018

CASC Network & Region Maps

The CASC network covers the entire continental U.S., Alaska, Hawai'i, the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, and the U.S. Caribbean. View or download maps for each of the eight Climate Adaptation Science Center regions and for the National CASC.

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Year Published: 2019

Hypotheses from recent assessments of climate impacts to biodiversity and ecosystems in the United States

Climate change poses multiple threats to biodiversity, and has already caused demonstrable impacts. We summarize key results from a recent national assessment of observed climate change impacts to terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems in the United States, and place results in the context of commonly articulated hypotheses about ecosystem...

Filho, Walter Leal; Barbir, Jelena; Preziosi, Richard; Carter, Shawn L.; Lynch, Abigail J.; Myers, Bonnie; Rubenstein, Madeleine A.; Thompson, Laura M.

Year Published: 2018

Trophic implications of a phenological paradigm shift: Bald eagles and salmon in a changing climate

Climate change influences apex predators in complex ways, due to their important trophic position, capacity for resource plasticity, and sensitivity to numerous anthropogenic stressors. Bald eagles, an ecologically and culturally significant apex predator, congregate seasonally in high densities on salmon spawning rivers across the Pacific...

Rubenstein, Madeleine A.; Christophersen, Roger; Ransom, Jason I.

Year Published: 2018

Habitat overlap between Asiatic black bear Ursus thibetanus and red panda Ailurus fulgens in Himalaya

Studying habitat overlap between sympatric species is one of the best ways to identify interspecies relationships and to direct conservation efforts so that multiple species can benefit. However, studies exploring interspecies relationships are very limited in Nepal, making it difficult for the government of Nepal and conservation partners to...

Bista, Manjit; Panthi, Saroj; Weiskopf, Sarah R.
Bista M, Panthi S, Weiskopf SR (2018) Habitat overlap between Asiatic black bear Ursus thibetanus and red panda Ailurus fulgens in Himalaya. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203697. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203697

Year Published: 2018

U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers and U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center—Annual report for 2017

IntroductionThe year 2017 was a year of review and renewal for the Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC). The Southeast, Northwest, Alaska, Southwest, and North Central CSCs’ 5-year summary review reports were released in...

Varela Minder, Elda
Varela Minder, Elda, 2018, U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers and U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center—Annual report for 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1049, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181049.

Year Published: 2017

Early-career experts essential for planetary sustainability

Early-career experts can play a fundamental role in achieving planetary sustainability by bridging generational divides and developing novel solutions to complex problems. We argue that intergenerational partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration among early-career experts will enable emerging sustainability leaders to contribute fully to a...

Lim, Michelle; Lynch, Abigail J.; Fernández-Llamazares, Alvaro; Balint, Lenke; Basher, Zeenatul; Chan, Ivis; Jaureguiberry, Pedro; Mohamed, A.A.A.; Mwampamba, Tuyeni H.; Palomo, Ignacio; Pliscoff, Patricio; Salimov, R.A.; Samakov, Aibek; Selomane, Odirilwe; Shrestha, Uttam B.; Sidorovich, Anna A.
Lim, M., A.J. Lynch, Á. Fernández-Llamazares, L. Balint, Z. Basher, I. Chan, P. Jaureguiberry, A.A.A. Mohamed, T.H. Mwampamba, I. Palomo, P. Pliscoff, R.A. Salimov, A. Samakov, O. Selomane, U.B. Shrestha, A.A. Sidorovich. 2018. Early-career experts essential for planetary sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 29:151-157. IP-085650.

Year Published: 2017

The nexus of fun and nutrition: Recreational fishing is also about food

Recreational fishing is a popular activity in aquatic ecosystems around the globe using a variety of gears including rod and line and to a lesser extent handlines, spears, bow and arrow, traps and nets. Similar to the propensity to engage in voluntary catch-and-release, the propensity to harvest fishes strongly varies among cultures, locations,...

Cooke, Steven J.; Twardek, William M.; Lennox, Robert J.; Zolderdo, Aaron J.; Bower, Shannon D.; Gutowsky, Lee F. G.; Danylchuk, Andy J.; Arlinghaus, Robert; Beard, Douglas
Cooke SJ, Twardek WM, Lennox RJ, et al. The nexus of fun and nutrition: Recreational fishing is also about food. Fish Fish. 2017;00:1–24. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12246

Year Published: 2017

Defining ecological drought for the 21st century

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Crausbay, Shelley D.; Ramirez, Aaron R.; Carter, Shawn L.; Cross, Molly S.; Hall, Kimberly R.; Bathke, Deborah J.; Betancourt, Julio L.; Colt, Steve; Cravens, Amanda E.; Dalton, Melinda S.; Dunham, Jason B.; Hay, Lauren E.; Hayes, Michael J.; McEvoy, Jamie; McNutt, Chad A.; Moritz, Max A.; Nislow, Keith H.; Raheem, Nejem; Sanford, Todd
Crausbay, S.D., A.R. Ramirez, S.L. Carter, M.S. Cross, K.R. Hall, D.J. Bathke, J.L. Betancourt, S. Colt, A.E. Cravens, M.S. Dalton, J.B. Dunham, L.E. Hay, M.J. Hayes, J. McEvoy, C.A. McNutt, M.A. Moritz, K.H. Nislow, N. Raheem, and T. Sanford, 0: Defining ecological drought for the 21st century. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 0, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0292.1

Year Published: 2017

Snow and ice: Chapter 3

Temperature and precipitation are key determinants of snowpack levels. Therefore, climate change is likely to affect the role of snow and ice in the landscapes and hydrology of the Chugach National Forest region.Downscaled climate projections developed by Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP) are useful for examining projected...

Hayward, Gregory D.; Colt, Steve; McTeague, Monica L.; Hollingsworth, Teresa N.; Littell, Jeremy; McAfee, Stephanie A.; O'Neel, Shad; Sass, Louis C.; Burgess, Evan; Colt, Steve; Clark, Paul
Littell, JS, S McAfee, S O'Neel, L Sass, E Burgess, S Colt, and P Clark. 2017. Chapter 3: Snow and Ice. In Hayward, GD, S Colt, ML McTeague, and TN Hollingsowrth, eds. 2017. Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Peninsula. US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station General Technical Report PNW-GTR-950

Year Published: 2017

Global synthesis of the documented and projected effects of climate change on inland fishes

Although climate change is an important factor affecting inland fishes globally, a comprehensive review of how climate change has impacted and will continue to impact inland fishes worldwide does not currently exist. We conducted an extensive, systematic primary literature review to identify English-language, peer-reviewed journal publications...

Myers, Bonnie; Lynch, Abigail; Bunnell, David B.; Chu, Cindy ; Falke, Jeffrey A.; Kovach, Ryan; Krabbenhoft, Trevor J. ; Kwak, Thomas J.; Paukert, Craig P.
Myers, B.J.E., Lynch, A.J., Bunnell, D.B. et al. Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2017) 27: 339. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-017-9476-z

Year Published: 2017

U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers and U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center—Annual report for 2016

Introduction2016 was an exciting year for the Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC). In recognition of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness and provide the scientific data and tools needed to address the impacts of climate...

Weiskopf, Sarah R.; Varela Minder, Elda; Padgett, Holly A.
Weiskopf, S.R., Varela Minder, Elda, and Padgett, H.A., 2017, U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers and U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center—Annual report for 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1033, 12 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171033.

Year Published: 2017

Grand challenges in the management and conservation of North American inland fishes and fisheries

Even with long-standing management and extensive science support, North American inland fish and fisheries still face many conservation and management challenges. We used a grand challenges approach to identify critical roadblocks that if removed would help solve important problems in the management and long-term conservation of North American...

Lynch, Abigail; Cooke, Steven J.; Beard, Douglas; Kao, Yu-Chun; Lorenzen, Kai; Song, Andrew M.; Allen, Micheal S.; Basher, Zeenatul; Bunnell, David B.; Camp, Edward V.; Cowx, Ian G.; Freedman, Jonathan A.; Nguyen, Vivian M.; Nohner, Joel K.; Rogers, Mark W.; Siders, Zachary A.; Taylor, William W.; Youn, So-Jung

Year Published: 2017

Comparing stream-specific to generalized temperature models to guide salmonid management in a changing climate

Global climate change is predicted to increase air and stream temperatures and alter thermal habitat suitability for growth and survival of coldwater fishes, including brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis), brown trout (Salmo trutta), and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). In a changing climate, accurate stream temperature modeling is increasingly...

Andrew K. Carlson; William W. Taylor; Hartikainen, Kelsey M. ; Dana M. Infante; Beard, Douglas; Lynch, Abigail
Carlson, A. K., W. W. Taylor, K. M. Schlee, D. M. Infante, T. D. Beard, Jr., A. J. Lynch. 2017. Comparing stream-specific to generalized temperature models to guide salmonid management in a changing climate. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 27(2):443-462.

The images below show examples of the types of wildlife, habitats, and landscapes our researchers are studying. Our projects help resource managers and decision-makers protect these important animals and places. Learn more about our work and the ways that climate change will impact wildife and ecosystems by browsing through our website or checking out our library of webinar recordings.

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November 29, 2018

Impact of Future Climate and Non-Natives on HI's Aquatic Ecosystems

A warming climate will have fundamental impacts on freshwater, a critical driver of tropical island ecosystems. Declining baseflows are of particular concern as they threaten to interrupt the link between the freshwater habitats of adult migratory fish and the marine environments where their larvae grow and disperse, especially where habitat availability is already limited

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March 15, 2018

Projecting Climate Change Impacts on Wetland-Dependent Birds - YouTube

Projections of climate and land use change can help inform the allocation of resources across space and among species. North Central CSC supported work in the Prairie Pothole Region highlighted a framework for projecting climate change impacts, and developed methods for assessing surrogate species relationships. Join this webinar to learn more about the degree to which

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February 22, 2018

Ungulates in a Warmer Climate

Researchers supported by NCCWSC are working to improve managers’ understanding of ungulates’ response to a warmer climate. For example, when surface water is unavailable, the water content within ungulates’ food provides them with their main source of water, and they must make resourceful foraging decisions to meet their water needs. Scientists researching desert bighorn

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Glacier off Sargent Icefield
December 31, 2017

Glacier off Sargent Icefield

Landscape view of an un-named glacier off the Sargent Icefield, directly across from Wolverine Glacier, above the Nellie Juan River, in Alaska. Taken during a visit to a wolverine glacier field site as part of a study to examine how alpine areas are changing as temperatures rise in Alaska. 

October 19, 2017

Can Prescribed Fire Help Forests Survive Drought in the Sierra Nevadas

This webinar was conducted as part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, held in partnership by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the FWS National Conservation Training Center. 

Webinar Summary: Prescribed fire is commonly used by managers in the western U.S. to remove potential wildfire fuel, such as small trees

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A boreal bog surrounded by grasses and plants with the sun setting in the background
October 17, 2017

Boreal bog in the Adirondack Park, New York

Boreal bog in the Adirondack Park, New York

September 18, 2017

Rainfall Variability and Drought in the Hawaiian Islands

This webinar was conducted as part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, held in partnership by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildilfe Science Center and the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. Webinar Description: Drought is a prominent feature of the climate of Hawai‘i with severe impacts in multiple sectors. Over the last century,

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August 7, 2017

Developing Effective Drought Monitoring Tools for Farmers and Ranchers

This webinar was conducted on August 7, 2017 as part of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center’s Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, held in partnership with the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. 

Webinar Summary: The South Central U.S. is one of the main agricultural regions in North America: annual agricultural

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July 17, 2017

Sagebrush Ecosystems in a Changing Climate and Adaptive Management

This webinar was conducted on July 17, 2017 as part of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, held in partnership with FWS National Conservation Training Center. 

Webinar Summary: Sagebrush steppe rangelands comprise a large fraction of North America, but they are in decline due to increases

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May 18, 2017

Hydrologic Research and Assessment: From Local to Regional Scales

This webinar was recorded on May 18, 2017 as part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, held in partnership by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. 

Webinar Summary: Estimates of streamflow are critical to inform natural resource managers about water availability for

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April 27, 2017

Using Drought Forecasts to Improve Natural Resource Management

Natural resource managers face increasing challenges in dealing with drought. As competition for water increases between its various uses (water supply, energy demands, ecological services, recreation, and other environmental and ecological needs), our ability to forecast the onset and termination of drought becomes ever more important. This is particularly true given

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Date published: December 21, 2018

Upcoming Webinar: Evaluating Playa Wetland Vulnerability in Future Climates

Climate change threatens playa ecosystems. Research was conducted to evaluate responses of playa plant communities and soil processes to changing precipitation and temperature. Some factors may not be affected but social perceptions may limit adaptability.

Date published: December 3, 2018

Post-fire Sagebrush Recovery Looks to Landsat Time Series Data for Solutions

A new multi-CASC funded project will explore post-fire sagebrush recovery using Landsat data.

Date published: December 2, 2018

CASC Presentations at the 2018 AGU Meeting

Are you attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting this year in D.C.? Don't miss these presentations from staff and partners from across the CASC network!

Date published: November 28, 2018

Climate Change Adaptation for Wildlife Managers: A Hands-on Workbook Process

The Northeast CASC and partners collaborated on a Climate Change Adaptation for Wildlife Managers workshop for January 2019. Here, wildlife managers will learn about adaptation action development for effects of climate change on wildlife in the Midwest.

Date published: November 26, 2018

Practitioners Gather to Build Integrated Climate Adaptation Network in the Southwest

Adaptation and assessment practitioners gathered at the inaugural Southwest Adaptation Forum (SWAF) in October 2018, to identify shared challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities for future collaboration.

Date published: November 15, 2018

New Resources Support Tribes in Preparing for Climate Change

Native tribes maintain culturally significant traditions and livelihoods through the natural environment. Many are interested in protecting their increasingly limited resources through climate change planning. A new online tool has been created to help.

Date published: October 31, 2018

Building Relations with Northwest Tribal Nations: The Role of Chas Jones, Tribal Liaison

The Northwest CASC Tribal Liaison is Chas Jones, employed by the Associated Tribes of Northwest Indians through a BIA-funded program. He utilizes knowledge of Northwest tribal cultures to aid tribal resiliency to changing climate and landscape conditions.

Date published: October 29, 2018

Southwest CASC Receives $4.5 Million for Continued Research

Following an open competition and extensive review by scientific experts, a host institution and consortium partners have been selected for the Southwest CASC.

Date published: October 26, 2018

2019 Science to Action Fellowship: Statements of Interest Being Accepted Starting Oct. 31

The National Climate Adaptation Science Center will begin accepting Statements of Interest for the 2019 Science to Action Fellowship beginning October 31.

Date published: October 23, 2018

CU Boulder to Host Federal Climate Adaptation Science Center

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as the new host for the North Central CASC.

Date published: October 22, 2018

Southeast CASC Project Recognized with DOI Environmental Achievement Award

Southeast CASC project "Protecting Cultural Resources in the Face of Climate Change" has received honorable mention for the 2017 Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award.

Date published: October 9, 2018

News from the Tribal Resilience Liaisons

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the USGS, and Tribal organizations have collaborated to place Tribal Resilience Liaisons at the regional CASCs. Read on to meet the Liaisons and learn about their recent activities to promote resilient Tribal communities.

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