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2021 Science to Action Fellowship Accepting Applications Through January 31st

The Science to Action Fellowship program supports graduate students in directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources. During the fellowship year and beyond, Fellows benefit from collaborations with university and USGS mentors, from interactions with other colleagues and partners of USGS, and from exposure to high priority, real-world challenges in the natural resources policy arena. 

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Recurring, Large-Scale Drought Patterns Shape Forest Recovery After Wildfires

Large and severe wildfires, like those recently experienced across much of the West, are expected to become more common as the climate changes. In addition to the obvious damage and disruption these wildfires wreak on human communities, there is a lesser-known side effect of growing concern to managers and researchers — that some forests may not be able to recover from more intense wildfires under hotter and drier conditions brought on by climate change. 

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Upcoming Webinar Series on Collaborative Fire Planning on the North Coast

An upcoming webinar mini-series about Collaborative Fire Planning on the North Coast will introduce a new NW CASC-supported project to develop strategies for managing future wildfires in the North Coast Resource Partnership and Western Klamath Mountains planning areas and solicit local input on key questions and dynamics to consider as the project is developed. 

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Register for the NW CASC’s Fall Webinar: Improving Ethical Practice in Transdisciplinary Research Projects

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is hosting its fall skills-building webinar on Improving Ethical Practice in Transdisciplinary Research Projects on Monday, November 16th at 10:00 AM (PT). This webinar will explore ethical concepts to consider to better account for working with individuals, communities and organizations as partners in, rather than subjects of, transdisciplinary research. 

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