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Hermit warbler
2016 (approx.)
Black-throated green warbler at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon.
February 18, 2016
USGS scientist shoots a repeat photograph of Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park to illustrate glacial recession due to impacts of climate change.
Hawaiian volcanoes, image of the week
February 9, 2016
Three images showing Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the island of Hawaii; 2016 satellite image mosaic
Scientists Collecting Arctic Sediments
2015 (approx.)
Scientists aboard USCGC Healy prepare to collect sediments from the Chukchi that will be used to reconstruct sea-ice history in the Arctic. USGS Image (L. Gemery).
Collecting permafrost information on the Tahana River
2015 (approx.)
David Pelunis-Messier and Milton Roberts navigating on the Tanana River, a main tributary of the Yukon River. The two are taking part in the Yukon River permafrost study.
USGS scientist Layne Adams places a radiocollar on a sedated large bull caribou in Denali National Park, Alaska
2015 (approx.)
USGS scientist Layne Adams places a radiocollar on a sedated large bull caribou in Denali National Park, Alaska.
2015 (approx.)
Jay Hootch, former employee of Yupitt of Andreafski, drills to take winter chemistry samples to be used in a permafrost loss study in the Yukon River Basin.
Packrats and Their Midden
2015 (approx.)
Packrats near their midden in the City of Rocks National Reserve. USGS Image (J. Betancourt).
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Claudia Regan
August 3, 2016

New Center Director to sustain NOROCK’s tradition of productivity and partnership in generating ground-breaking science relevant to resource managers in the Northern Rocky Mountains and beyond.

Black-throated gray warbler
July 22, 2016

Researchers are working to understand how to lessen the impacts of climate change on birds and other forest inhabitants.

Landsat 8
July 18, 2016

In western North America, mountain pine beetles infest and ravage thousands of acres of forest lands. Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other satellites can.

Smallmouth Bass
June 29, 2016

Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America -- including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live.

Dead Trees Caused by California Drought
June 8, 2016

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers have been awarded honorable mention for the inaugural Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources for their outstanding work in raising awareness and addressing the impacts of climate change on the nation’s valuable natural resources.