NW CASC Heading to 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

Bridge and city view
Bridge and city view
Source: Doyle Lewis, Bonneville Power Administration

The National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) will be participating in the 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference this week (October 8-10) in Portland, Oregon. The Northwest Climate Conference brings together a diverse community of practitioners, scientists, tribal communities and decision-makers advancing climate resilience across the Northwest. The conference offers an opportunity share knowledge, ideas and best practices related to climate change science, impacts and adaptation in the Northwest. Topics include drought, wildfire, extreme events, coastal flooding, human health, ecosystem health and resilience planning.

If you’re attending, don’t miss presentations from our NW CASC community of Fellows, researchers and staff! You can also view the complete schedule here.

Wednesday, October 9th

The Influence of Climate Change on the Distributions of Native and Nonnative Trout Species Across Montana
Who: Donovan Bell, Clint Muhlfeld, Robert Al-Chokhachy David Schmetterling, Diane Whited, Ryan Kovach, Andrew Whiteley
What: Talk
When: 10:35 AM

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Engineered Log Jam Projects at Improving Salmon Habitat
Who: Caroline Walls, James Helfield
What: Talk
When: 10:35 AM

The Climate Sensitivity of Water Quality in the Pacific Northwest: Linking Anticipated Shifts in Hydrologic Regime to Riverine Nitrogen Sources in Puget Sound Watersheds
Who: Elizabeth Elmstrom, Gordon Holtgrieve, Karrin Leazer, Andrew Schauer
What: Talk
When: 10:55 AM

Non-native Introgression from Rainbow Trout Alters Seasonal Growth and Migratory Patterns of Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Three Wild Populations
Who: Jeffrey Strait, Lisa Eby, Ryan Kovach, Clint Muhlfeld, Matt Boyer, Stephen Amish, Gordon Luikart
What: Talk
When: 10:55 AM

Tribal Climate Camp: Tribes Engaging Tribes to Achieve their Climate Programming Goals
Who: Chas Jones
What: Talk
When: 1:05 PM

Understanding Climate Change Impacts on the Nutrition and Cultural Benefits of the Makah Tribe’s Traditional Seafood Species
Who: Laura K. Nelson
What: Talk
When: 1:25 PM

Developing an Occupancy-based Monitoring Framework for Wolverines in the Cascades
Who: Robbie Emmet
What: Poster
When: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Satellite Based Vegetation Optical Depth Data Detects Plant Water Status and its Sensitivity to Supply and Atmospheric Drivers of Drought
Who: Drew Lyons
What: Poster
When: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Moist Mixed-Conifer Seedling Hydraulic Performance Following Short-Interval Wildfire
Who: Katherine Swensen
What: Poster
When: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Is Climate Change Increasing Predation on Hoary Marmots in North Cascades National Park
Who: Logan Whiles
What: Poster
When: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Mechanisms for Integrating Water Resource Management into Biophysical Models
Who: Kendra Kaiser
What: Poster
When: 6:00 – 8:00 AM

How Can Floodplain Restoration Lower Stream Temperatures and Improve Salmon Habitat in the Stillaguamish River basin, WA?
Who: Ashley Bagley
What: Poster
When: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday, October 10th

How Post-fire Weather Variability Affects the Balance Between Sagebrush, Exotic Annual Grasses, and Perennial Grasses and What it Means for Climate Change
Who: Cara Applestein, Matthew Germino, Trevor Caughlin
What: Talk
When: 10:45 AM

Coupled Ecohydrology and Plant Hydraulics Modeling Predicts Ponderosa Pine Seedling Mortality and Lower Treeline in the Inland Northwest
Who: Solomon Dobrowski, Marco Maneta, Zack Holden, Caelan Simeone
What: Talk
When: 1:05 PM