The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center is a partnership between the US Geological Survey, the University of Colorado Boulder and five consortium partners. The NC CASC fosters innovative and applied research in support of tribal, federal, state, and local natural resource management and decision-making. The North Central center is one of eight regional climate centers in the national CASC network created to help meet the changing needs of land and resource managers across the country. It serves Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska. 

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NC CASC seeks Program Manager

The NC CASC is seeking a Program Manager.


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State of knowledge on pinyon-juniper communities

The USGS has released a new handout on the state of knowledge on pinyon-juniper (PJ) communities.


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CSP’s Priya Nanjappa Appointed to Serve on the Wildlife Stamp Habitat Committee in CO

Priya Nanjappa, Director of Operations, Conservation Science Partners (CSP) was recently appointed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis to serve on the Wildlife Stamp Habitat Committee for the state of Colorado.


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Funding opportunity: WCS Climate Adaptation Fund 2020 Request for Proposals

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce a new round of grantmaking through its Climate Adaptation Fund, a program that supports projects that implement effective interventions for wildlife and ecosystem adaptation to climate change.


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Climate Change Scenario Planning for Resource Stewardship: Applying a Novel Approach in Devils Tower National Monument, 2020

This article, reproduced here from the NPS website, showcases a collaboration between the National Park Service, the USGS, the NC CASC, and Devil's Tower National Monument. Photo courtesy of the NPS,  Avery Locklear

This report [8.5 MB PDF] introduces scenario planning as a climate change adaptation tool, then describes how it was applied to Devils Tower National Monument in the context of a first-of-its-kind, pilot project to dovetail scenario planning with NPS Resource Stewardship Strategy (RSS) development. An RSS is a long-range planning tool for a National Park Service unit to achieve its desired natural and cultural resource conditions, and therefore can benefit from a flexible tool for working with climate change uncertainty. This report documents the climate-resource scenario development part of the overall process and complements RSS supplemental guidance that draws on lessons from the Devils Tower project to describe how to incorporate climate change scenario planning outcomes into an RSS.