The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is pleased to welcome Oregon State University (OSU) as our new University Consortium member, joining Boise State University, University of Montana, University of Washington, Washington State University and Western Washington University. As part of the federal-university partnership that makes up the NW CASC, our University Consortium enables the Department of the Interior and Northwest natural and cultural resource managers to leverage the research capacity, expertise and infrastructure of public agencies and universities across the region to support science-based resource management in the face of ongoing change.
Oregon State University brings expertise in forestry, freshwater ecology and habitat restoration, wildlife and coastal resource management, and management strategy modeling. Oregon State University also brings a network of partners that will expand the NW CASC’s impact in promoting regional resilience in a changing climate. Dr. Selina Heppell will lead Oregon State University’s partnership with NW CASC.