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Date published: June 12, 2019

AK CASC Program Coordinator Publishes Scientific American Article on Wildfire in Alaska

The Program Coordinator at the AK CASC recently published an article in Scientific American Observations about the growing threat of wildfires in Alaska.

Date published: June 6, 2019

SE CASC Researcher Embarks on a Five-Day Expedition through the Colorado Basin

The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center's USGS Research Ecologist Mitch Eaton has joined the Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (...

Date published: June 5, 2019

Tribal Liaison in Focus: Sara Smith

Learn more about Sara Smith, tribal liaison for the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, in this short interview conducted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP).

Date published: May 31, 2019

Thinning Forests: Prescribing Fire Before Drought May Reduce Tree Loss

The results of a study partly funded by the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center suggest that prescribed fire treatments may reduce tree loss during future droughts and bark beetle epidemics.

Date published: May 31, 2019

Cape Lookout Research Could Help National Park Managers

Researchers with North Carolina State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Park Service collaborated on a decision support model to help with long-term preservation decisions for Cape Lookout National Seashore. 

Date published: May 30, 2019

"Voice of the Sea" Episode Featuring PI CASC Research Wins Bronze Telly Award

An episode of Voice of the Sea, featuring research funded by the Pacific Islands CASC, has won a Bronze Telly Award honoring creative and distinguished local, regional, and cable television programming.

Date published: May 22, 2019

Research Explores Climate Effects on Small, Biodiversity-rich “Island” Ecosystems of the Southeast

A new SE CASC-supported paper, Ecological islands: conserving biodiversity hotspots in a changing climate, was published today in the journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, presenting results of work by SE CASC researcher and USGS ecologist Jennifer...

Date published: May 14, 2019

Climate, Fire, and Forest Change in California’s Sierra Nevada

The southwest CASC has developed an informational handout that summarizes and synthesizes information on climate, fire, and forest change in California’s iconic Sierra Nevada. This useful resource provides a summary of key management issues and options for adaptation in this important region.

Date published: May 9, 2019

Southeast CASC Helps Produce New Study on How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests

When saltwater inundates coastal forests as sea levels rise, it kills salt-sensitive trees, leaving "ghost forests" of bare snags behind. A new study from North Carolina State University and the Southeast CASC explores how changes in vegetation affect coastal bird species.

Date published: May 9, 2019

North Central CASC Receives Funding from the Community for Data Integration (CDI) for New “Climate Scenarios Toolbox”

With support from the USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI), researchers at the North Central CASC will develop and implement an efficient and robust “Climate Scenarios Toolbox” to help on-the-ground management partners access and interpret relevant climate data, assess resource vulnerabilities to climate variability and change, and design adaptation strategies.

Date published: May 9, 2019

Northwest CASC Welcomes USGS CASC Director Nicole DeCrappeo!

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is thrilled to welcome Nicole DeCrappeo as their U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) CASC Director! 

Date published: May 6, 2019

Workshop Helps Coastal Communities Plan for Climate Change

Fourteen representatives from five Alaska tribes traveled to Fairbanks for a three-day knowledge-sharing workshop, hosted by the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, on a topic they are reckoning with daily: climate change.