Three Centers Summer 2020 Virtual Meeting & Retreat

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. The objective of the this event is to bring together staff from regional climate efforts that are headquartered in the Front Range and are working on climate issues in the Northern Rockies and northern Great Plains. Agenda topics for this session included:

A.) Assessing Wyoming’s landscape of climate adaptation planning & identifying potential opportunities for Western Water Assessment (WWA)

B.) How are the different centers reworking stakeholder engagement in the current COVID-19 era (with an eye on social justice)?

C.) Update: The economic benefits of Grass-Cast

D.) 3-Centers’ Projects: Do the puzzle pieces form a picture?

1. NPS Grazing Management Plan (USGS-NPS)

2. CO River State of the Science (WWA)

3. Grassland Vulnerability Assessment

E.) Next Steps Toward Moving the Needle: Strategic Collaboration Across 3 Centers

The group will reconvene in winter 2021.