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North Central CASC

Established in 2011, the North Central CASC provides regionally-relevant scientific information, tools, and techniques to resource managers and communities in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Map of the North Central CASC showing consortium members
Map of the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (North Central CASC) region and consortium members. The North Central CASC serves the states Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. Its consortium includes University of Colorado at Boulder (Host), University of Montana, South Dakota State University, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation Science Partners, and Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) is a partnership between the USGS, the University of Colorado Boulder, and five consortium partners. The North Central CASC fosters innovative and applied research in support of Tribal, federal, state, and local natural resource management and decision-making. It serves Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska. 

To facilitate communication and collaboration with Tribal Nations in the region, the North Central CASC is joined by a Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Liaison. Their current liaison is Stefan Tangen with the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance 

 

Consortium 

  • University of Colorado at Boulder (Host)
  • Conservation Science Partners
  • Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Montana
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Past consortium members: 2011-2018: Colorado State University (Host), Colorado School of Mines, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Iowa State University, University of Wyoming, Montana State University, Kansas State University

 

Priority Landscapes:

  • Sagebrush steppes
  • High elevation
  • Freshwater ecosystems
  • Grasslands

 

Priority Management Topics:

  • Habitat loss and connectivity
  • Wildfires
  • Water availability
  • Wildlife phenology
  • Invasive species
  • Wildlife disease 

 

Key Documents & Reports

 

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