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The National CASC (NCASC), based at USGS headquarters in Reston, Virginia, serves as the national office for the CASC network. NCASC provides leadership and guidance on administration, partnerships, information management, and communications. In addition to its management capacities, NCASC conducts research on cross-regional and national science priorities.

NCASC-Led Initiatives

    • CASC Network Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows Program

      The USGS Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) hosts an innovative nationally-coordinated postdoctoral research program that provides cohorts of early-career researchers with management-relevant research experiences on the effects of climate change on fish, wildlife and ecosystems.

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      CASC Network Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows Program

      The USGS Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) hosts an innovative nationally-coordinated postdoctoral research program that provides cohorts of early-career researchers with management-relevant research experiences on the effects of climate change on fish, wildlife and ecosystems.

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    • Resist-Accept-Direct Framework

      The Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) framework is a decision-making tool that helps resource managers make informed strategies for responding to ecological changes resulting from climate change. 

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      Resist-Accept-Direct Framework

      The Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) framework is a decision-making tool that helps resource managers make informed strategies for responding to ecological changes resulting from climate change. 

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    • CASC Fish Research

      The CASC Fish Research Program addresses the impacts of climate and other stressors on fish and aquatic systems to inform conservation, adaptation, and sustainable use.

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      CASC Fish Research

      The CASC Fish Research Program addresses the impacts of climate and other stressors on fish and aquatic systems to inform conservation, adaptation, and sustainable use.

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