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NC CASC Webinar Series Webinar: Setting habitat protection and restoration priorities in a warming world: Lessons from Wyoming

Please join us for the NC CASC webinar on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11a -12p MDT:  "Setting habitat protection and restoration priorities in a warming world: Lessons from Wyoming"





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NC CASC Tribal Drought Webinar

Join us on Thursday, December 2nd at 1 PM MT for a Tribal Climate Webinar. The session will provide updates on drought in the Northern Great Plains and an outlook on what to expect for the winter and spring seasons.





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Spotlight: Tribal Climate Adaptation Planning

On October 18 – 21, 2021, participants from the Ute Mountain Ute, Southern Ute and Ute Tribe of Utah came together in a virtual setting to attend the Tri Ute Climate Adaptation Workshop, the first in a series of four climate adaptation w





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Adaptation Framework Co-developed by CSP Senior Scientist Shelley Crausbay Highlighted in Special Section of High-Impact Journal "BioScience"

The work of NC CASC PI and CSP senior scientist Shelley Crausbay and colleagues is currently featured in a special issue of the high-impact journal BioScience. The publications also feature Amanda Cravens and Katie Clifford, two





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USGCRP to Hold Virtual Stakeholder Engagement Workshops to Get Input on NCA5 report

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Christy Miller Hesed publishes new paper, "Using cultural consensus analysis to measure diversity in social-ecological knowledge for inclusive climate adaptation planning"

NC CASC Research Associate Christy Miller Hesed has published a new paper in the American Meteorological Society Journals,





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James Rattling Leaf to Present at Geo for Good Annual Conference

The Geo for Good Summit is an annual conference geared toward nonprofits, scientists, government agencies and other change-makers who want





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Spotlight: Interactive and Easy to Use R-Shiny Apps

Read about the R-shiny apps developed by NC CASC's Dr. Imtiaz Rangwala and graduate student, Prasad Thota in the Spotlight Section on our home page.

 





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Western Water Assessment Webinar: What’s up with the weather? A summer of extremes in the Intermountain West, featuring Seth Arens

Summer 2021 was a year of extreme weather events in the Intermountain West. Drought conditions that were building since 2019 covered vast areas of the region with extreme and exceptional drought.





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NW CASC Webinar: Tribal Experiences in Collaborative Fire Management in the Northwest

Our partners at the NW CASC are hosting a webinar, "Tribal Experiences in Collaborative Fire Management in the Northwest".





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ESA Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section to Host Webinar Series on the Role of TEK in Building Circular Economies and Influencing Federal Land Tenure Policy Changes on Reservations

The ESA Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section will be hosting a webinar series to facilitate a virtual space to welcome and hear from Indigenous voices who work to help sustain and nurture TEK within their communities.





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NC-CASC Consortium Partner WCS Publishes New Paper on Criteria for Evaluating Adaptation Success for Biodiversity and Natural Resource Conservation

A new study in Environmental Science & Policy, "Flexible and comprehensive criteria for evaluating climate change adaptation success for biod





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NC CASC Consortium Partner Dr. Molly Cross Quoted in German News Outlet Covering COP26

NCCASC Consortium Partner Dr. Molly Cross, Wildlife Conservation Society, was quoted in a German news outlet covering COP26:





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NC CASC September/October 2021 Newsletter Now Online

The September/October 2021 issue of the NC CASC newsletter, along with previous editions, is





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USGS Announces Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow (CAST) Program Undergraduate Research Experience

 

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Spotlight: US Climate Resilience Toolkit adds Northern Great Plains Section

Read the Spotlight Section on our website to find more about the addition of the Northern Great Plains Region





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Stefan Tangen and Brian Miller Present at Tribal Climate Adaptation Planning Workshop

NC CASC Tribal Resilience Liaison, Stefan Tangen and USGS Research Ecologist, Brian Miller provided presentations and facilitated sessions at a workshop from October 18-21, 2021 on Tribal Climate Adaptation Planning.





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November NC CASC Tribal Climate Newsletter Now Online

Our November Tribal Climate Newsletter is now available online: https://mailchi.mp/6d66e32c5023/tribal-clim





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NC CASC Workshop: Climate Data 101 in Python

Are you a resource manager or scientist interested in learning how to work with climate data in Python?





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New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons at the CASCs

The BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program is pleased to announce the availability of funding to support the hiring of Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons in the North Central, Midwest and Northeast/Southeast regions of the DOI Climate Ada





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Read Brian Miller's Paper on Agent-Environment Feedbacks

A new paper by Brian Miller, USGS and NC CASC Research Ecologist, is now available online in the Landscape Ecology journal.





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James Rattling Leaf to Speak at Alliances for Climate Action: Virtual Forum Series

James Rattling Leaf will be speaking at an upcoming talk as part of the Alliances for Climate Action: Virtual Forum Series, sponsored by the Resilient Nation Partnership Network, on October 20th from 12-2pm ET.





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Brian Miller to Speak at Upcoming Talks at UNC and The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference

NC CASC and USGS Research Ecologist, Brian Miller, will be spe





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Spotlight: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Hosts Climate Change Summit in September

Read a summary of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Climate Change Summit held in September in the Spotlight Section on our





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Read Molly Cross's Blog Post in Current Conservation

NC CASC Consortium Partner Dr.





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Read the Latest Tribal Climate Newsletter

Read the October 2021 edition of the NC CASC Tribal Climate Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/639cab6ed39e/tribal-climate-newsletter-january-48





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Read the latest NC CASC publications

Read the latest NC CASC publications:





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Read New Publication on the Resilience of Native Amphibian Communities

A new paper, "Resilience of native amphibian communities following catastrophic drought: Evidence from a decade of regional-scale monitoring," was recently





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NC CASC Welcomes Conservations Science Partners Postdoctoral Scientist, Wynne Moss

Wynne is an ecologist and conservation biologist interested in how wild populations respond to environmental stressors, including land use transformation, climate change, and infectious disease.





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NC CASC Welcomes Data Scientist, Ty Tuff

Dr. Ty Tuff is our friendly neighborhood data scientist. He is based in Earth Lab’s Analytics Hub where he helps members and affiliates of the lab process, analyze, and publish their hard-won data.





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NC CASC PI Shelley Crausbay to Present in NPS RAD Webinar on Bandelier NM TOMORROW!

Please register for Stewarding transforming landscapes using the Resist-Accept-Direct framework & transformation-oriented natural & cultural science on Oct 6, 2021, 1:00 PM MDT at:





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Watch the latest Tribal Drought Webinar

The fourth in a series of Tribal Drought Webinars, hosted by N





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Welcome to the New Midwest CASC Host and Consortium!

The Midwest CASC is the ninth and final member to the CASC network.





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Brian Miller to Participate in IPBES Review of Draft Nature Futures Framework

USGS and NC CASC Research Ecologist, Brian Miller, will partic





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James Rattling Leaf and Brian Miller to Participate in Rising Voices Workshop

NC CASC’s consultant to the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance





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New Project on Management Decisions for Amphibians Fully Open

A new NC CASC-funded project, led by PI Amanda Kissel, is now





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NC CASC-USGS team members publish new paper, "Engaging with stakeholders to produce actionable science: a framework and guidance"

This post was updated on October 6th, 2021 with the correct link to the paper.





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James Rattling Leaf Helps Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Host Climate Change Summit, Several NC CASC Staff Presented

NC CASC’s consultant to the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance, James Rattling Leaf, helped the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe organize and host a two-day C





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Upcoming NCASC Webinar: Setting Habitat Protection and Restoration Priorities in a Warming World: Lessons From Wyoming

Join the National CASC for an upcoming webinar, “Setting Habit





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Imtiaz Rangwala Speaks at CIRES and DRI Webinar on Drought Tools

NC CASC’s Climate Science Lead, Imtiaz Rangwala, and his partn





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DOI Signs a Major Tribal Water Compact

On Friday, September 17th, the Department of the Interior (DOI) signed off on a major tribal water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana.





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NC CASC Webinar Series: "Forest impacts on snow water resources: management and climate adaptation possibilities"





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NC CASC's Edwards, Rangwala, Rattling Leaf, Tangen Contribute to Launch of U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit's New Section for the Northern Great Plains Region

September 15, 2021

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit launches new section for the Northern Great Plains Region





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Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report

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James Rattling Leaf Helps Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Host Climate Change Summit

NC CASC’s consultant to the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance





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NC CASC Publication on Drought Decision Making Highlighted by NCASC News Announcement

A recent news announcement by the National CASC highlighted a publication funded by the NC CASC, "A typology of drought decision making: Synthesizing across cases to understand drought preparedness and response actions."





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NC CASC Welcomes New Communications Specialist, Ulyana Horodyskyj

The NC CASC welcomes our new Communications Specialist, Ulyana Horodyskyj. Ulyana is a geologist/glaciologist/climate change expert with exten





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Read the Latest NC CASC Tribal Climate Newsletter

Read the September edition of the NC CASC Tribal Climate Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/b28a0130a004/tribal-climate-newsletter-january-48006





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Aparna Bamzai-Dodson to Speak at Upcoming INSTAAR Seminar

NC CASC USGS Deputy Director, Aparna Bamzai-Dodson, is scheduled to give an upcoming seminar at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) on September 20th at 12:00pm MT.





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Read the latest NC CASC publications

Read the latest NC CASC publications below:





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James Rattling Leaf to Speak at 2021 RNPN Annual Forum

James Rattling Leaf is scheduled to speak at the 2021 Resilient Nation Partnership Network (RNPN) Annual Forum: Alliances for Climate Action.





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New Project on High-Mountain Snowpack Now Open

A new project, “Estimating future high-mountain snowpack to in





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James Rattling Leaf Sr to Speak at USGS National Imagery Summit

NC CASC's James Rattling Leaf will be speaking at USGS' National Imagery Summit: Landsat and Society, which will be held from August 31st to September 2nd.





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Reminder! Upcoming JSC Listening Session on Grasslands

The NC CASC and USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub will hold a series of topic-based listening sessions with the Joint Stakeholder Committee (JSC) and their team members.





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Lisa Dilling Quoted in AP Article on Greely's Water Supply

NC CASC’s Adaptation Co-lead, Lisa Dilling, was quoted in an A





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New article by Brian Miller, "Divergent, plausible, and relevant climate futures for near- and long-term resource planning" now available online

A new article by USGS Research Ecologist and NC CASC partner, Brian Miller, is now available online:





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James Rattling Leaf to Moderate Workshop at FOSS4G

James Rattling Leaf will moderate a workshop at the FOSS4G (Free and Open Source for Geospace) 2021 Annual International Gathering, "Building Relational &a





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Joint Fire Science Program Open Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

The Joint Fire Science Program has posted Open Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). Read more:

 https://www.firescience.gov/JFSP_funding_announcements.cfm





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Northern Great Plains 2022 Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to conserve and restore grasslands and wildlife species in the Northern Great Plains.





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NC CASC Welcomes Elsa Culler

Elsa Culler has joined the NC CASC as an Education Trainer.





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Laura Edwards Featured in South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s, “The Moment”

NC CASC PI, Laura Edwards at South Dakota State University, wa





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Join us for the next ESA Webinar

Join us for the next Ecological Society of America (ESA) webinar, "Integrating Western Science Into Indigenous Knowledge Processes" on August 20th at 12:00pm EST.





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GEO Releases its First Indigenous Alliance 2020 Report

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) released its first Indig





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Join us for the July Tribal Climate Webinar

Join us for the next Tribal Climate Webinar on July 27th at 10:00am MT.





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Read the Latest Tribal Climate Newsletter

Read the July 2021 edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9d30426339d7/tribal-climate-newsletter-january-4782522?e=675





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NC CASC Webinar Series: Understanding and projection of space-time variability of summer hydroclimate and ecology in the United States





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Imtiaz Rangwala's Work Featured in Climate Toolbox Case Study

NC CASC Climate Science Lead, Imtiaz Rangwala, and his work fo





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Fireworks Article by Phil Higuera and Jennifer Balch Picked Up by Multiple Media Outlets

NC CASC University Director, Jennifer Balch, and Consortium Pa





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Read Jennifer Balch's Fireworks Op-ed in The Hill

NC CASC University Director, Jennifer Balch, wrote an op-ed that was featured in The Hill before the 4th of July.





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New Invasive Species Project Open at the NC CASC

A new project under PI Chelsea Nagy will focus on integrating the research and management of invasive species, climate change, and fire.





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New Publications Supported by the NC CASC

Below is a list of recent publications that were supported by the NC CASC:





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NC CASC Hiring a Communications Specialist!

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) invites applications for a part-time Communications Specialist.





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Register for our next Climate Data 101 in Python Workshop





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Jennifer Balch Quoted in AP Article on Fireworks

NC CASC University Director, Jennifer Balch, was quoted in a recent AP article on recent cautions in the West on firework use before July 4th celebrations amid a historic drought. 





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New Paper: Rapid assessment to facilitate climate-informed conservation and nature-based solutions

A new article from the Wildlife Conservation Society (@WCSAdapts), a North Central CASC Consortium Partner, and co-authored by PI Molly Cross, introduces a rapid assessment framework to make nature conservation more resilient to climate





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Upcoming ESA Webinar: Guidelines for the Use of Traditional Knowledges

Join the Ecological Society of America (ESA) for their upcoming webinar on July 23rd at 12:00pm EST, "Guidelines for the Use of Traditional Knowledges." NAU's Anne Marie Chischilly will discuss Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and





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Join us for the next Joint Stakeholder Committee (JSC) Listening Session on Grasslands

The NC CASC and USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub will hold a series of topic-based listening sessions with the Joint Stakeholder Committee (JSC) and their team members.





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NC CASC Webinar Series: Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) Framework for Modern Natural Resource Management and Action

Please j





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Imtiaz Rangwala Quoted in The Guardian on Recent Heat Wave

Imtiaz Rangwala, the NC CASC’s Climate Science Lead, was quote





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Join ITEP for a Virtual Climate Change Planning Course for Tribes

Join the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) for the virtual course, "Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning (Western Region)," from August 9th-13th.





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Read Phil Higuera's Article on Rocky Mountain Wildfires

NC CASC Consortium Partner and PI Phil Higuera, at the Univers





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Check out USGS' Land Treatment Exploration Tool

A new USGS tool, the "Land Treatment Exploration Tool" was just released as a part of a NC CAS





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Read the Latest Tribal Climate Newsletter

Read the June 2021 edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/40629d05a9d5/tribal-climate-newsletter-january-4767070?e=675





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Three New Projects Fully Open at NC CASC

Three new projects, all with USGS PI's, are now up and running at the NC CASC. Information about each project can be viewed below.





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Paper Co-Authored by Imtiaz Rangwala Receives SWCS Award

A paper co-authored by the NC CASC’s Climate Science Lead, Imt





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Watch the Latest Tribal Webinar

Watch the latest tribal webinar, "Tribal Drought Conditions and Actions in the North Central," which discusses the updates and projections on drought conditions in the Missouri River Basin focused on Tribal lands.





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New Paper Published on "Campfire Conversations" at Society for Range Management Annual Meeting

A new paper was published that discusses the lessons learned from the Campfire Conversations at the 2020 Annual Meeting for the Society for Range Management.





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NC CASC Webinar Series: "Integrating Climate Change Projections with Breeding Waterfowl Habitat Models"





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NC CASC Tribal Outreach Featured in CIRES "Spheres" Magazine

The NC CASC's Tribal Climate Leaders Program (TCLP) was featured in the 2021 Edition of CIRES annual magazine, "Spheres." The feature included quotes from James Rattling Leaf, Sr., an NC CASC partner, and William Crawford, a stu





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Read New Publications on Great Plains and Sagebrush-Steppe Communities

Three new papers, all funded by the NC CASC, are published and available online. Read them below:





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Join NC3 for Upcoming Climate Change Virtual Conference

Join the North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3) for their upcoming virtual conference, Advanced Climate Change Topics: North Central Climate 201 from June 8th-10th.





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Upcoming ITEP Film Screening and Panel Discussion (Tuesday, June 1): Inhabitants - An Indigenous Perspective

We hope the shift into spring is bringing each of you so much wellness.





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Read the May Edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter

Read the May 2021 Edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/3167e950ac00/tribal-climate-newsletter-january-4753510?e=6758





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New Paper Published on Drought in the Upper Missouri Headwaters

A new paper was recently published in the Journal of Weather, Climate, and Society, "





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Upcoming GWC Webinar Featuring Deb Haaland and Joe Neguse

The Getches-Wilkinson Center at CU Law is hosting the webinar, "Land, Water, and People: The Natural Resource Priorities of the Biden Administration," on May 13th from 5:00-6:15pm MDT as part of their webinar series, "The Climate Justice





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Join us in welcoming our new summer graduate research assistants!

The NC CASC is proud to announce our four new summer graduate research assistants, who will be helping NC CASC researchers with summer projects. 





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr., to Participate at InterTribal Buffalo Council’s 2021 Annual Membership Meeting

James Rattling Leaf, Sr., will participate in the panel, “Plan





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr., to Participate at American Water Resources Association Summer Conference

James Rattling Leaf, Sr., will participate in the panel, “Coll





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Laura Edwards to Present in SDSU Extension May Drought Hour

NC CASC Consortium Partner, Laura Edwards, will present in the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Drought Hour on May 24th. She will give a climate update for South Dakota based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor.





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Laura Edwards Featured in South Dakota State University Extension Drought Hour

On April 19th, NC CASC Consortium Partner, Laura Edwards, was featured in the Sout





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NC CASC Webinar Series: "Grass-Cast: A grassland productivity forecast"

Please join us for the NC CASC webinar on Thursday, May 13, 2021, 11a -12p MDT:





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NW CASC 2020 Ecological Transformation Deep Dive Products Available Online

The NW CASC organizes an annual Ecological Transformation Deep Dive to identify emerging clim





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Three Centers Retreat Biannual Meeting Recap

On Wed March 17, the leadership teams of the North Central CASC, NOAA's Western Water Assessment, and USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub met virtually for their bi-annual retreat.





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Brian Miller to Present at IALE North America Annual Meeting

USGS Research Ecologist Brian Miller will give a conference presentation on new software developments that facilitate modeling interactions between wildlife and their environment.





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Stefan Tangen to Participate on Panel in NPS Webinar: Navigating the Climate Adaptation Science Centers: A National Network of Climate Adaptation Support for Native Nations

This post was updated on May 4th, 2021.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT





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WCS Climate Adaptation Fund Releases New Call for Proposals

NC-CASC Consortium Partner Wildlife Conservation Society has released a call for proposals for the Climate Adaptation Fund , which supports the imple





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Read the April Edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter

Read the April edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/a47f67e57d06/tribal-climate-newsletter-january-4740466?e=6758500





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr., to give presentation at the Boulder Labs Diversity Council

On April 21st, James Rattling Leaf Sr., will give a presentation titled, “Engaging





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New Paper: The impact of production network economies on spatially-contiguous conservation—Theoretical model with evidence from the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region

A paper funded by the NC CASC was recently published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management titled, "The impact of production network economies on spatially-contiguous conservation—Theoretical model with evidence from t





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Watch Stefan Tangen’s Latest Webinar Presentation, “Building Tribal Community Resilience: The Role of Nonprofits”

On March 31st, Stefan Tangen and Dr. Valerie A.





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Molly Cross Testifies at Hearing of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

NC CASC Consortium Partner, Molly Cross, testified on a March 23rd, 2021 hearing o





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New Multi-Agency Report on Sagebrush Conservation Features Two Members of the NC CASC

USGS released a new multi-agency report on sagebrush, "Sagebrush Conservation Strategy—Challenges to Sagebrush Conservation".





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Imtiaz Rangwala co-author on new paper, “Seasonal to multi-year soil moisture drought forecasting”

NC CASC Climate Science Lead, Imtiaz Rangwala, is co-author of a new paper published in Nature, “Seasonal to multi-year soil moisture drought forecasting”.





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Aparna Bamzai-Dodson Featured on USGS Instagram

USGS Deputy Director, Aparna Bamzai-Dodson, was featured on one of USGS’ Instagram accounts,





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Watch Our Latest Webinar on YouTube

The presentation recording from our latest webinar, "Our Changing Fire Regimes" on March 11th was posted to YouTube.





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NC CASC Webinar Series: "Demographic uncertainty and disease risk drive climate-informed mountain goat management" Thursday, April 8th, 2021

NC CASC Webinar Series: Demographic uncertainty and disease risk drive climate-informed mountain goat management 





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Phil Higuera gives talk, “Colorado’s Record-Setting 2020 Fire Season in the Context of the Past 6000 Years”

On March 4th, PI Phil Higuera at the University of Montana, gave a talk for the As





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NC CASC Seeks Graduate Assistants for Summer 2021

The NC CASC is looking to hire three Graduate Research Assistants for summer 2021:

Climate Data, Tools and Science Support Summer 2021 Graduate Research Assistant





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Molly Cross Finished FY18 Project on Species of Conservation Concern Planning

NC CASC PI Molly Cross at the Wildlife Conservation Society finished her fiscal year 2018 pro





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Resource Stewardship Strategy (RSS) for Wind Cave National Park Published





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New Paper: Challenges to the Reforestation Pipeline in the United States

NC CASC Research Scientist, Kimberley Davis at the University of Montana, is listed as a co-author on a recent publication, "Challenges to the Reforestation Pipeline in the United States," which was published in the Frontiers in Forests





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NC CASC Webinar Series: "Our Changing Fire Regimes" March 11th, 2021

Presented by: Jennifer Balch, NC CASC University Director, University of Colorado-Boulder 

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11a-12p MST





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Read the Latest Tribal Climate Newsletter

The March 2021 edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter has been released.





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New paper: R-R-T (resistance-resilience-transformation) typology reveals differential conservation approaches across ecosystems and time

NC CASC' Molly Cross is a co-author on a recently published paper, "R-R-T (resistance-resilience-transformation) typology reveals differential conservation approaches across ecosystems and time" in the Nature Journal.





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New Paper by WCS on Climate Adaptation Practice in the US

North Central CASC Consortium Partner, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has published a new analysis of the ways that conservation practitioners in the U.S. are embracing climate change in their work.





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. featured in Bay Area Environmental Research Institute's "Connecting Tribal Lands with NASA Remote Sensing Tools" podcast

James Rattling Leaf, Sr. was recently featured in the podcast, "Connecting Tribal Lands with NASA Remote Sensing Tools", hosted by the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute. The podcast can be heard on the following stations:





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Announcement of USGS’ first Wildland Fire Science Strategic Plan

We are very pleased to announce that USGS’ first Wildland Fire Science Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan) has been published and is now available.





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NC CASC Partner, Kim Davis, University of Montana, to Present in NCASC webinar: "Managing Post-Fire, Climate-Induced Vegetation Transitions"

Please join us on, Thursday, March 11 at 3:00 pm ET for the NCASC webinar:





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. featured in Warm Regards podcast episode, "Indigenous Climate Knowledge and Data Sovereignty"

James Rattling Leaf, Sr., was featured in the February 22nd episode of Warm Regards, "Indigenous Climate Knowledge and Data Sovereignty," where he discussed traditional ecological knowledges and the Indigenous relationship with climate a





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James Rattling Leaf Sr., to speak at Posner Center Event, “Climate Justice and Indigenous Rights”

James Rattling Leaf, Sr., will be speaking at the Posner Center event, "Climate Justice and Indigenous Rights" on February 25th from 11am-12:30pm.





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CU Professor, Regents Testify for In-state Tuition for American Indian Students with Colorado Ties

A CU professor, two regents, and alumni testified before the Colorado Senate Education Committee for a bill that would grant in-state tuition to members of American Indian nations with historical ties to Colorado. 





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University of Montana Partners Hold "Managing Post-fire Vegetation Under Climate Change" Workshop

NC CASC consortium partners, Phil Higuera and Kim Davis, University of Montana, held a workshop, "Managing Post-fire Vegetation Under Climate Change" on February 3-4, 2021 for land managers in the North Central region.





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Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Informational Webinar

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program is hosting an informational webinar on Tuesday, March 2, featuring the





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Interior Announces Series of Tribal Consultations in Recognition of the Importance of Nation-to-Nation Relationship





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Western Water Assessment Webinar: Snowpack Monitoring in the Rocky Mountain West Webinar, Part 1: Observations





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Release of Climate Change Report and Habitat Management Plan from Partnership Between Wildlife Conservation Society and Wyoming Game and Fish

A climate change workshop and other collaborative activities between Molly Cr





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Watch Our Latest Webinar on YouTube

A recording of our latest webinar, "Drought, Wildfire, and Climate Change: From Scenarios to Real Life through the Eyes of a Scientist-Land Manager," and presented by Koren R.





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Climate Futures Toolbox Featured in USGS Project Spotlight

The Climate Futures Toolbox (CFT) was featured in the latest USGS Project Spo





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Read the Latest Tribal Climate Newsletter

Read the February 2021 edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/a59bf13f5abc/tribal-climate-newsletter-january-4261129?e





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Christy Miller Hesed to Receive Awards

NC CASC Postdoc Christy Miller Hesed and her colleagues - Michael Paolisso, Elizabeth Van Dolah, and Katherine Johnson - are receiving two a





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Watch Anthony Ciocco’s Recent Webinar on Tribal Climate and Wildlife Management

Anthony Ciocco, NC CASC’s BIA Pathways Program Intern, presented the webinar,





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. to Present in Two Upcoming Webinars

James Rattling Leaf, Sr. will be presenting in two upcoming webinars.





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New Paper: Human activities and weather drive contact rates of wintering elk

A new paper, "Human activities and weather drive contact rates of wintering elk" was rece





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New Paper: Climate resilient management in response to flash droughts in US Northern Great Plains

A new paper, "Climate resilient management in response to flash droughts in the US Northern Great Plains", funded by the NC CASC, has been published in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability by PI Dennis S O





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NC CASC Webinar Series: "Drought, Wildfire, and Climate Change: From Scenarios to Real Life through the Eyes of a Scientist-Land Manager"

Presented by: Koren R. Nydick, Chief of Resource Stewardship at Rocky Mountain National Park 

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11a -12p MST





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New Publications on Fire and Rangelands and Pastures

Two new papers funded by the NC CASC were recently published. 





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New FY20 Project, now live, Integrates Indigenous Knowledge and Paleoperspectives to Inform Climate Change Adaptation

NC CASC PI Shelley Crausbay will work directly with the Ute Mountain Ute deci





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Amanda Cravens and Robin O’Malley Co-Authors on Recent NPS Report

A new report titled Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD)—A Framework for the 21st-centu





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The November/December 2020 issue of our newsletter is available online

The November/December 2020 issue of the NC CASC newsletter is available online:





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Article in Nature: How to include Indigenous researchers and their knowledge

An article, "How to include Indigenous researchers and their knowledge" was published by Nature on January 12th. Read the article: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00022-1





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Shelley Crausbay Featured Speaker in Upcoming Ecological Drought Webinar Series

A four-part Ecological Drought National Webinar Series, hosted by NIDIS, USGS





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. Featured as Panelist at American Meteorological Survey 101st Annual Meeting

James Rattling Leaf, Sr. will be a panelist in the American Meteorological Su





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Read the Latest Tribal Climate Newsletter

The January 2021 edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter was released.





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James Rattling Leaf, Robin O’Malley & Chad McNutt receive Rising Voices project funding award

Congratulations to James Rattling Leaf, Robin O’Malley and Chad McNutt who have been awarded seed funding from Rising Voices for their project "Enabling Tribal Data Sovereignty: Supporting Great Plains and Northern Rockies Tribes Data Ne





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U.S. Representative Debra Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) added as keynote speaker to ATNI's National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit Session II: Tribal Climate Resiliency

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Please join us for the next NC CASC webinar, "Revised Thinking on Adaptation: Will We be Less Successful than Assumed?"

Revised





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Phil Higuera Gives Wildfire Talk at National Academies of Science Board in Agriculture and Natural Resources Public Session

On December 8th, NC CASC





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Read the Latest Tribal Climate Newsletter

The December 2020 edition of the Tribal Climate Newsletter is released.





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New Drought Portal Highlighted at AGU's 2020 Press Briefing

During a press briefing for AGU 2020, Kelsey Satalino from CIRES/NIDIS highlighted the National Integrated Drought Information System's (NIDIS) Drought Portal (





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. discusses tribal issues with regard to natural hazards and climate change in the "2020 Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change" panel presentation

The 2020 Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration that monitors and reports annually on the relationship between health and climate, and its implications for national gov





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Earth Lab/USGS Data Science & Remote Sensing Internship

Earth Lab and the USGS are hiring a CU Boulder undergraduate Data Science & Remote Sensing Intern.





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James Rattling Leaf Sr., to Speak at the GEO Indigenous Summit 2020

Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is holding the GEO Indigenous Summit 2020 virtually from December 7-9th. James Rattling Leaf Sr.





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EROS Offers Two Postdoctoral Land Change Fellowships for 2021

The USGS Land Change, Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative is offering two Mendenhall Fellowships to improve its land change products.





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Watch James Rattling Leaf Sr.'s Latest CIRES Presentation

James Rattling Leaf Sr.





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Imtiaz Rangwala Featured in KRDO Story About Colorado’s Record Fire Season

Imtiaz Rangwala Featured in KRDO





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Link to Watch James Rattling Leaf Sr. in ADSA Annual Meeting Panel Now Available

On Friday, October 15th, James Rattling Leaf Sr.





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USDA Announces Scholars Programs for Students at Historically Black and Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and Universities

(Washington, D.C., November 12, 2020) – Twenty-first century agriculture involves cutting-edge science, technology, business management – and you. Today, the U.S.





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NC CASC tribal partners participate in development of NIDIS' Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy for the Missouri River Basin & Midwest Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS)

NIDIS Releases Tribal Drought Engagement Strategy for the Missouri River Basin and Midwest Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS)





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Stefan Tangen co-author on ATNI-led tribal review of the Congressional Action Plan on the climate crisis

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) has released its Tribal Review of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis' Congressional Action Plan, co-authored by NC CASC Tribal Liaison, Stefan Tangen. 





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CU Regents vote to approve in-state tuition status for out-of-state Indigenous peoples

At its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov.





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. to present at NTGISC's 11th Annual National Tribal GIS Conference

NC CASC PI James Rattling Leaf, Sr. will present "Every Tribe has a Climate Story: Climate Assessment Planning on Tribal Lands in the Great Plains" on November 19 at NTGISC's 11th Annual National Tribal GIS Conference (virtual). 





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NC CASC welcomes Dr. Jilmarie Stephens

Dr. Jilmarie Stephens is a bio-micro-meteorologist studying plant-atmosphere interactions in a changing climate, from surface layer turbulence to ecosystem scale climate, carbon, and water fluxes.





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. elected Chair, ESA Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Section

NC CASC PI James Rattling, Sr. has been elected Chair of ESA's Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Section.





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Small-Scale Droughts Limit Sagebrush Recovery After Wildfires

A new study supported by the Southwest, Northwest, and North Central CASCs found that a few days of water scarcity during critical growth periods dramatically limited post-fire sagebrush regeneration across the Great Basin.





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Climate Data 101 in Python workshop

The NC CASC hosted a fully remote Climate Data 101 in Python workshop for resource managers and climate scientists on Friday, October 30th, 2020. There was overwhelming interest in the workshop with 115 RSVPs for 45 spots.





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. Featured in GEO Week 2020 Virtual Panel Discussion

On Friday, November 6th, James Rattling Leaf Sr., participated in





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Three FY20 NC CASC-funded projects go live

PI: Davis (UM) : Science to Inform Post-fire Conifer Regeneration and Reforestation Strategies Under Changing Climate Condit





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ESA Water Cooler Chat: Exploration of Modern Indigenous Knowledge and the Power of Indigenous Western Science

Celebrate Native American Heritage month with James Rattling Leaf, Sr , Rosebud Sioux Tribe, University of Colorado-Boulder and Robert Newman, University of North Dakota from ESA’s Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section as we explore:





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. featured in article about digital NASA training for tribes

NC CASC PI James Rattling Leaf, Sr. was featured in a Space.com article: "With pandemic thwarting workshops, NASA training for tribes goes digital".





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CIRES Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Workshop with James Rattling Leaf

“Building Relational and Effective Partnerships with Indigenous Communities” with James Rattling Leaf, Sr.

Tue, November 17, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST





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Join us in celebrating National Bison Month!

NC CASC partner, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is working with the American Bison Society to celebrate National Bison Day on November 7th, an annual commemoration of the ecological, cultural, historical, and economic contribution o





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NC CASC Welcomes Christy Miller Hesed to the Grasslands Project

Christy Miller Hesed is an environmental anthropologist and conservation biologist whose work focuses on engaging diverse stakeholders in climate change adaptation planning.





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CU develops first systemwide Indigenous Lands Acknowledgement Statement

Initiative by Board of Regents results in history-minded reflection: https://connections.cu.edu/stories





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New Paper- Linking surface and subterranean climate: implications for the study of hibernating bats and other cave dwellers

A new paper has been published in the journal, Ecosphere, called "Linking surface and subterranean climate: implications for the study of hibernating bats and other cave dwellers." The lead author is Meredith McClure, the lead s





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New NC CASC Projects Are Live, Relating to Native Trout and Pinyon-Juniper Communities

Two new projects went live in late-October,





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NC CASC Webinar Series: Will there still be snow in wolverine denning habitat in the 2050s? High resolution projections for two study areas in the Rocky Mountains

Thursday





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New Publication Addresses Climate Change and 2020 Fire Season

Consortium Partner, Phil Higuera at the University of Montana, co-authored a recent publication discussing climate change and the record-setting 2020 fire season, "Record‐setting climate enabled the extraordinary 2020 fire season in the





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New Paper: Small-scale water deficits after wildfires create long-lasting ecological impacts

A new paper has been published, "Small scale water deficits after wildfires create long-lasting ecological impacts." This paper was funded by the NC CASC. 





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Upcoming Workshop: Dinosaur National Monument Scenario Planning

On October 28-29th, USGS NC CASC employees Brian Miller, Brecken Robb, and Danika Mosher, along with staff from the NPS Climate Change Response Program, NPS Biological Resources Division, and Scenario Insight, LLC, are co-facilitating a





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New Paper: Projections of Mountain Snowpack Loss for Wolverine Denning Elevations in the Rocky Mountains

A new paper co-authored by NC CASC's Imtiaz Rangwala was published today, "Projections of Mountain Snowpack Loss for Wolverine Denning Elevations in the Rocky Mountains."





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Ecodrought Synthesis Paper Mentioned in NIDIS' Drought.gov

Imtiaz Rangwala and Shelley Crausbay wrote a short article, "Ecological Drought Enters Unfamiliar Territory," for the National Integrated Drought Information System's (NIDIS) ecodrought publication. 





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Climate Data 101 in Python Workshop - October 30

Registration for this event has reached capacity.





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SDSU One of Four Schools Chosen to Lead the Upper Missouri River Snowpack Monitoring System, Awarded $12.8 Million Contract

SDSU One of Four Schools Chosen to Lead the Upper Missouri River Snowpack Monitoring System, Awarded $12.8 Million Contract





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Watch Imtiaz Rangwala's Guest Lecture at University of Wyoming

On September 15th, Imtiaz Rangwala gave a virtual guest lecture to a graduate class at the University of Wyoming, “Understanding and Quantifying Impacts of Regional Climate Change." Watch it here: 





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Survey for Resource Managers

Closing the Gap Between Climate Change Ecology Research and Resource Management





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. to speak at Environmental Law Institute Webinar

James Rattling Leaf, Sr. will be on a panel of speakers at an upcoming Environmental Law Institute webinar, "Swept Away: Safeguarding Tribal Cultural Heritage from the Impacts of Climate Change".





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New Paper: Fire-catalyzed vegetation shifts in ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests of the Western United States

Consortium Partner, Phil Higuera, and Research Ecologist, Kim Davis, at the University of Montana are authors on a recently published paper that discusses findings of fire-catalyzed vegetation shifts in ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir for





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Read the ADSA Quarterly Newsletter

The Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) released their Quarterly Newsletter, which features updates on the Data Science Leadership Summit, the ADSA Annual Meeting, and event reminders. 





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New Paper- A new framework to map fine resolution cropping intensity across the globe: Algorithm, validation, and implication

A new paper, "A new framework to map fine resolution cropping intensity across the globe: Algorithm, validation, and implication," was recently published. The paper and project were funded by the NC CASC. 





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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day!

Right Relationship Boulder is co-sponsoring an exciting series of online events to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day from October 9th-12th. 





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Western Water Assessment webinar: Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology, Part 3: Current Understanding of Processes, Patterns, and Variability

Western Water Assessment webinar: Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology, Part 3: Current Understanding of Processes, Patterns, and Variability





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New NC CASC Project: Determining Successful Management and Restoration Strategies for Pinyon-Juniper Communities in the Face of Changing Climate and Wildfire

Determining Successful Management and Restoration Strategies for Pinyon-Juniper Communities in the Face of Changing Climate and Wildfire

Project Summary:





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University of Montana partners Phil Higuera & Kim Davis talk wildfires, climate change in recent media interviews

NC CASC consortium partners Phil Higuera and Kim Davis from th





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James Rattling Leaf, Sr. to host webinar: "Building Effective Partnerships with Indigenous Communities"

sponsored by The Boulder Labs Diversity Council:

 





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2020 National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference

Several members of the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) participated in last week’s 2020 National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference.





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NC CASC welcomes USGS Data Steward Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton is a USGS Data Steward serving the North Central CASC as well as the South Central and Pacific Island CASCs.





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NC CASC partner South Dakota State University launches new Center of Excellence to advance bison research, knowledge

Collaborative Commitment among South Dakota State University, Bison Organizations





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New article: Unfamiliar Territory: Emerging Themes for Ecological Drought Research and Management

NC CASC consortium partner, Shelley Crausbay (CSP) and Climate Science Lead,





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New film: "Holding Back the Snowpack"

A film, "Holding Back the Snowpack ," explores the suite of tools stakeholders in the Big Hole Valley are using to improve riparian habitat along the Big Hole River. (





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Jennifer Balch makes the media rounds to talk wildfires, smoke, climate change

This article has been updated to include events posted after September 17, 2020.





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Workshop on climate change scenario planning for the Apostle Islands NP

From September 21-25, Brian Miller, NC CASC/USGS Research Ecologist, along with Danika Mosher and Brecken Robb from the NPS Climate Change Response Program and Denver Service Center, are co-facilitating a remote workshop on climate chang





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New publication: The role of economic returns in land use change: Evidence from farm-level data in the US Northern Great Plains

New publication on project funded by the NC CASC: M. Doidge, D. A. Hennessy, and H.





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Version 0.3.0 of the Climate Futures Toolbox (CFT) R package

The Climate Futures Toolbox (CFT) R package which provides easy and robust access to MACA climate data has reached version 0.3.0: https://gith





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High Plains Regional Climate Center survey on Climate Normals data

Greetings from the High Plains Regional Climate Center!





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Recent publications by NC CASC principal investigators focus on flash drought, fires

Recent publications by NC CASC principal investigators focus on flash drought, fires (not funded by the NC CASC):





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NC CASC partners awarded NOAA-NIDIS "Coping with Drought" Initiative funding

NC CASC consortium partners Shelley Crausbay, Conservation Science Partners, and Molly Cross, Wildlife Conservation Society, have been awar





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New paper: 2,200-Year tree-ring and lake-sediment based snowpack reconstruction for the northern Rocky Mountains highlights the historic magnitude of recent snow drought

This paper was part of the project "Characterizing Historic Streamflow to Support Drought Planning in the Upper Missouri River Basin:  Paleohydrologic Resources for Drought Planning and Improved Operations in the Upper Missouri River Bas





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NEDTalks to feature James Rattling Leaf, Sr.

 





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NC CASC Hires New Graduate Research Assistant, Danika Mosher

The NC CASC is proud to welcome a new research assistant, Danika Mosher.





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Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians announces Youth Video Contest focused on climate change and the environment

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, host of the Northwest CASC Tribal Liaison, announces Youth Video Contest focused on climate change and the environment:





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Jennifer Balch featured on KUNC podcast, Colorado Edition: Feeling the Heat

NC CASC University Director Jennifer Balch talks wildfires and climate change on KUNC's Colorado Edition: Feeling the Heat





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How Bad is the Smoke? Current Fires and Air Quality Resources: Top 10 ways to get up-to-date information on fires and air quality

NC CASC team members partnered with Earth Lab and CIRES partners to compile a list of resources on current fires and air quality: https://cir





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CPR News: Colorado Wildfires Are Climate Change ‘In The Here And Now’ — And A Sign Of Summers To Come

NC CASC University Director Jennifer Balch quoted in CPR News, "Colorado Wildfires Are Climate Change ‘In The Here And Now’ — And A Sign Of Summers To Come".





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AP News: Science Says: Climate change, people stoke California fires

NC CASC University Director Jennifer Balch quoted in AP News article about climate change, California wildfires.





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NC CASC Webinar Series: People, Nature, and Future Climate: Developing prioritized climate adaptation actions through a stakeholder driven process in southwest Colorado





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Executive Summary Released for Mountain Goat Project

NC CASC’





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NC CASC Hosts Tribal Climate Leaders Program Welcome Event





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New Publications from NC CASC Projects

Several papers were recently published from NC CASC projects. Read the papers below:





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LERI Tool Featured in "Dry Times"

Landscape Evaporative Response Index (LERI), a tool used to remotely-sense high-resolution information of the evaporative response from the land in near real time, is featured in the August 13th edition of 





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NC CASC Hires New Research Assistant, Brecken Robb





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Three Centers Summer 2020 Virtual Meeting & Retreat

On July 22-23, NC CASC team members joined colleagues from NOAA, DOI and USDA to participate in the virtual, semi-annual Three Centers Retreat.





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NC CASC Seeks Postdoc for Grasslands Project

The NC CASC is seeking a post doc for the new Grasslands Project.





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USGS Releases New Report on Ecological Forecasting

NC CASC's Brian Miller and Imtiaz Rangwala, along with other USGS researchers, are co-authors in a new report, "Ecological Forecasting—21st Century Science for 21st Century Management".





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Full-court suppress: Land managers anticipate pivot to 'fast and furious' wildfire strategy in light of COVID-19

Phill Higuera, University of Montana Associate Professor of Fire Ecology and NC CASC consortium partner, discusses potential COVID19 impacts on fire management during the 2020 fire season in an article featured in the Montana Free Press:





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NC CASC Welcomes Jane Wolken as Program Manager

Jane Wolken is a forest ecologist that works at the nexus of climate science research, program coordination and communication.





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NC CASC Launches Tribal Climate Leaders Program

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Tribal Climate Leaders Program that will support Native American students pursuing a graduate degree at the





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Rosebud Sioux Tribe to Create North America's Largest Native Owned and Managed Bison Herd

"Economic Arm of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Works With World Wildlife Fund and Department of the Interior To Create Historic Public Private-Partnership For Plains Bison Restoration" - read more 





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NC CASC Webinar Series: Post-fire conifer regeneration in a changing climate

Advanced registration is required for this webinar.





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Snow Collider Workshop: Future Projections of Snow

This post has been updated to include a link to the meeting summary.





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New Project: Anticipating Forest Vulnerability to Fire-Catalyzed Ecosystem Change

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USGS Project Proposals Selected, Details Coming Soon





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Blog Post for New Paper About Fire as a Fundamental Ecological Process

A new pa





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Save the Date! NC CASC announces new webinar series starting July 9

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) is excited to announce the launch of a new webinar series that will highlight ongoing research from the





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NC CASC welcomes Nicole DeCrappeo as new USGS Director

Nicole DeCrappeo is the U.S.





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USGS hires NAGT summer intern

USGS has





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Upcoming Webinar: Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology State of the Science

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

11:00am to noon (MDT)





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Interview with James Rattling Leaf Sr: How the Earth Observation Community can learn from Indigenous Peoples and a Lakota worldview

James Ra





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NC CASC and Earth Lab release Drought Index Portal

NC CASC and Earth Lab have recently released the Drought Index Portal (DrIP) through the University of Colorado, Boulder.





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New research uses tree ring data to assess drought severity in the Missouri River Basin

A newly-published article, partially funded by the North Central CASC and co-authored by Alaska CASC scientists Stephen Gray and Jeremy Littell, examined data collected from tree-rings to reconstruct historic natural streamflows and aid





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New R package: Climate Futures Toolbox

The North Central Climate Adapatation Science Center (NC CASC) has released a new R package, Climate Futures Toolboxwith the goal to





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NC CASC seeks National Park Service Research Assistant

The NC CASC is looking to hire a National Park Service Research Assistant. Job description and application information follow:





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Western Water Assessment releases major report on state of the science and practice for the Colorado River

Western Water Assessment Director and NC CASC PI Lisa Dilling, along with fellow scientists at Western Water Assessment, released a major report on the state of the science and practice for the Colorado River.





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Upcoming workshop: Scenario planning in Dinosaur National Monument

NC CASC scientists Brian Miller and Imtiaz Rangwala are currently preparing for an upcoming virtual workshop, May 5-6,  where they will assist the National Park Service with scenario planning activities to inform future grazing managemen





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Monitoring and Predicting Drought on our Grasslands

An article, "Monitoring and Predicting Drought on our Grasslands" by NC CASC scientist Imtiaz Rangwala has been featured in Grasslands News, the USDA’s National Grasslands Council’s Spring 2020 Newsletter.





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New publication: Advances in Remote Sensors For Earth Observation and Modeling of Earth Processes

USGS scientist Gabriel Senay and others have published a paper on the operational global actual evapotranspiration (ET) product that has been used by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network for use in drought monitoring and early warnin





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New Project: Synthesis of Climate Impacts and Adaptation on Grassland Ecosystems in the Northern Great Plains

Heather





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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





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Regional CASC research displayed in new Ecodrought Story Map

Every region of the United States is susceptible to drought.





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NC CASC Scientists to present at Rocky Mountain National Park 2020 Biennial Research Conference

NC CASC scientists Brian Miller (USGS) and Imtiaz Rangwala (CU-Boulder) will present at the 2020 Rocky Mountain National Park





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2020 National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has announced the 2020 National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference.





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Save the Date: GPTWA 2020 Spring Water Conference

The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance has announced its 2020 spring water conference:

 





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Draft for Partner Review: North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center Tribal Engagement Strategy (2019-2024)

A revised draft of the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center Tribal Engagement Strategy (2019-2024), updated 1/20/2020, is available for review 





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New paper on adaptive cattle management in a changing climate

Researchers from CSU’s Center for Collaborative Conservation and other authors, including NC CASC’s Imtiaz Rangwala, discuss adaptive cattle management for healthy





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

NC CASC ecologist, Brian Miller, partnered with NPS to publish a report on scenario planning as a climate





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New paper synthesizes best available science on pinyon-juniper communities

USGS scientist Jessica Hartsell and colleagues published “





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National Park Service staff, with support from NC CASC, outline how protected places can adapt to a changing climate

NPS and  NC CASC have been collaborating to





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USGS researchers and colleagues identify potential maladaptive climate response in riparian systems

USGS researchers, looking to understan





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NC CASC funds a year full of impactful research in 2019

In addition to numerous reports and fact sheets, at least 15 articles in high-impact journals were published in 2019 that were in part funded by the NC CASC:





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NC CASC seeks Program Manager

The NC CASC is seeking a Program Manager.





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NC CASC Seeks Postdoc for Wildfire Research

Due to delays stemming from COVID19, this announcement has been updated to reflect a new application review date of July 13.





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Apply for the 2020 Science to Action Fellowship!





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NC CASC Collaborting with NPS to Develop RSS for Yellowstone National Park's Northern Range

NC CASC ecologist Brian Miller is collaborating with NPS Denver Service Center, Climate Change Response Program, and park staff to develop a climate-informed Resource Stewardship Strategy (RSS) for Yellowstone National Park's Northern Ra





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NC CASC Announces FY20 Funding Opportunity

This solicitation invites prop





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NC CASC posts update to Strategic Science Plan draft

The NC CASC has posted an update to its Strategic Science Plan draft. 





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Project Examines Emerging Challenges Related to Climate Change, Disease, and Wildlife Health

The USGS National Wildlife Health Center, in partnership with the USGS Climate Adaptation Science Center Network, is leading a one-year project to understand and prepare for emerging challenges related to fish and wildlife health, diseas





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SERDP Announces Funding Opportunity for FY2021

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT





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Save the Date! 8th Annual Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences Workshop

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leri R drought data tool now available on Comprehensive R Archive Network

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center is happy to announce that the leri R package, which facilitates access to the NOAA Landscape Evaporative Response Index




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GPTWA announces 2019 Fall Water Conference

The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance and the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association present the 2019 Fall Water Conference, "Protecting Tribal Water and Lands: Vision and Planning to adapt to a Changing Climate"





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NC CASC welcomes new Research Coordinator, Alisa Wade

The NC CASC welcomes Dr. Alisa Wade to our team as our new research coordinator.




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NC CASC University Director Jennifer Balch comments on "the Smokey Bear effect"

NC CASC Director Jennifer Balch comments on "the Smokey Bear effect" as Smokey celebrates 75th birthday.





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NC CASC University Director Jennifer Balch speaks at U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Congressional hearing on campus highlights CU Boulder climate change leadership. Read more here.





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NC CASC Announces Tribal Climate Leaders Graduate Degree Program

Tribal Climate Leaders Program:

Are you interested in a graduate degree exploring how climate may impact natural and cultural resources and resilience?

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center is s




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Drought & Change in the Mancos Watershed

"Drought & Change in the Mancos Watershed", a research brief for planners and managers in the Mancos River Valley in southwest Colorado, was produced by the Mountain Studies Institute and included input from NC CASC partners.




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Meet NC CASC/BIA Pathways Program Intern, Jordan Matula

Jordan Matula has joined the NC CASC team as a BIA Pathways Program intern.




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Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Storage Change Characteristics (2003–2016) over Major Surface Basins and Principal Aquifers in the Conterminous United States

Abstract





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EROSPublication - Long-Term (1986–2015) Crop Water Use Characterization over the Upper Rio Grande Basin of United States and Mexico Using Landsat-Based Evapotranspiration

Gabriel B. Senay, et al

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NC CASC Leads Climate Workshops with Tribes of the Lower Missouri River

by Noah Williams, NC CASC Intern





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Consortium Partners meet in Boulder

NC CASC 2019 Annual Consortium Partner Meeting




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Meet NC CASC Intern, Rebecca Reath

NC CASC intern Rebecca Reath is a senior at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, with a concentration in Biological and Geospatial Sciences.




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Meet NC CASC Intern, Tori Pfaeffle

Tori Pfaeffle joined the NC CASC as an intern in June.




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Meet NC CASC Intern, Noah Williams

Noah Williams recently joined the NC CASC as an intern to work with the NC CASC's Tribal Resilience Liaison, Stefan Tangen.




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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 in




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Joint Stakeholder Committee Meeting

On June 25-26, the North Central CASC (NC CASC), along with the USDA Northern Plains Regional Climate Hub (Hub), will convene the




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NC CASC Education Lead Leah Wasser Receives Open Educator Award

Leah Wasser is the recipient of the 2019 CU Boulder Open Educator Award from the CU Student Government and the University Libraries.




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NC CASC Announces 2018 Projects

The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the following fiscal year 2018 projects funded via the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center:
 





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NC CASC University Director Jennifer Balch to be featured in PBS Nova episode, "Inside the Megafire"

NC CASC University Director Jennifer Balch will be featured in the Nova special, "Inside the Megafire", airing on PBS on May 8.




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National Adaptation Forum Honors North Central CASC USGS Director Robin O'Malley





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New Product Showcases Implications of Climate Scenarios for Badlands National Park Resource Management

One of the biggest challenges facing resource managers today is not knowing exactly when, where, and how climate change effects will unfold.




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NC CASC members to present at National Adaptation Forum

Several members of the NC CASC will present at the National Adaptation Forum in Madison, WI, April 23-25:

 





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Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance Board meets with NC CASC members, others at CU Boulder

On December 19, 2018, The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance Board traveled to Boulder to discuss opportunities for engagement with other CU and Boulder-area groups interested in working with the GPTWA, NC CASC, and indigenous communities.




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Applications now being accepted for the USGS NCASC Science to Action Fellowship Program

The Science to Action Fellowship is provided through a partnership between the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) and Michigan State University (MSU).




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Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance to meet with NC CASC teams in Boulder

Members of the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance Board will travel to Boulder to meet with NC CASC teams on December 19 to discuss synergistic opportunities.




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CASC Presentations at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Click here to view a list of CASC presentations at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C., December 10-14, 2018.





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NC CASC USGS Deputy Director to chair session at American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

NC CASC USGS Deputy Director Aparna Bamzai-Dodson will chair the session "PA14B: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Drought and Drought Decisions" at the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in W




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CIRES Special Seminar: Dr. Jennifer Balch, "The Human Imprint on Modern Fire Regimes"

Dr. Jennifer Balch, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder, Director of Earth Lab and University Director of North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center




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CU Boulder to Host Federal Climate Adaptation Science Center

 

Researchers will focus on science in support of natural resource management, addressing tribal, federal, state and local needs

 





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