Spotlight Stories

The Future of International Waterways: The Milk and St. Mary River Basins Case Study

Along the US-Canadian border, international waterways weave a path from the mountains down to the foothills, feeding the Milk and St.




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Climate Solutions Days 2022

Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education surrounding environmental issues. In recent times, Earth Day has focused on confronting the climate crisis.




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NC CASC to Celebrate Earth Week 2022 by Hosting "Climate Solutions Days" Events

Thank you for your interest in Climate Solutions Days. Registration is now closed.




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Spotlight: Uncertainty, complexity and constraints, but also growing insights into the future of climate and ecosystems

In an era of rapidly changing climate where temperatures are rising and precipitation is varying, forecasting trajectories of ecological changes is critical for land and resource managers to be able to make timely conservation decisions.




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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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Spotlight: Interactive and Easy to Use R-Shiny Apps

Dr. Imtiaz Rangwala and graduate research assistant, Prasad Thota at the NC CASC have released eight different interactive and easy to use R-Shiny apps to plot and extract data for both observed and future projections of climate change as it pertains to different drought metrics, extreme dry atmospheric conditions and grassland productivity.




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Spotlight: Tools for Building a Resilient Community: US Climate Resilience Toolkit

As climate continues to change and adaptations become a necessity, building resilience is of utmost importance to communities.




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

In a first of its kind summit, government leaders from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe led a Climate Change Summit on September 9th and 10th, 2021 in Bismarck, North Dakota.




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Spotlight: James Rattling Leaf Sr. Featured in Panels, Presentations, and Discussions on Issues Relating to Tribes and Climate

Throughout fall 2020, NC CASC PI and Consultant to the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance James Rattling Leaf, Sr. participated in a variety of panels, presentations, and discussions relating to indigenous peoples and climate.




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

As large fires blaze across the landscape of the American west, NCCASC University Director Jennifer Balch has been fielding numerous media requests for her expertise in wildfire science.




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Spotlight: NC CASC Launches Tribal Climate Leaders Program at CU Boulder

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

Kimberley Davis and Philip Higuera, University of Montana   Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11am MDT  




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Spotlight: RSS Supplemental Guidance: Integration of Climate Change Scenario Planning into the RSS Process





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Spotlight: NC CASC and Earth Lab release Drought Index Portal

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Spotlight: 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.




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Spotlight: 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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