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As the climate changes in the Northwest, increasing temperatures and changing precipitation patterns are expected to significantly alter our annual snowpack, stream flows and water availability. Along with these changes comes an increased risk of ecological drought, or periods of water stress that significantly impact species, habitats, ecosystems and the services they provide.Read more
Chas Jones serves as the NW CASC Tribal Resilience Liaison through the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI). In this role, Chas works to build relationships with Northwest tribes and tribal staff and understand their climate-related concerns.Read more
NW CASC Partnering on Project Examining Relationship Between Fish & Wildlife Health, Disease and Climate Change Across North America
The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is part of a one-year project led by the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC), in partnership with the USGS Climate Adaptation Science Center Network, to understand and prepare for emerging challenges related to fish and wildlife health, disease, and climate change across North America.Read more
Funding Opportunity: NW CASC Seeks Fellowship Applications from Graduate Students & Postdocs at Oregon State University
The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) invites proposals for its 2019-2020 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students and postdoctoral scientists at Oregon State University (2019-20 Fellows have already been selected from University of Washington, Boise State University, University of Montana, Washington State University, and Western Washington University).Read more
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.Read more
The Rising: Facing the Existential Threat of Climate Upheaval
On Thursday, October 24th, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center University Director Amy Snover will join other climate scientists, tribal representatives and journalists in discussing climate change and adaptation in the Northwest during a Crosscut Talks event on The Rising: Facing the Existential Threat of Climate Upheaval.
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.Read more
We are pleased to welcome the NW CASC’s 2019-2020 Research Fellows as they kick off their Fellowship activities this fall. These nine Fellows represent each of our consortium universities.
Throughout their Fellowship year, each Fellow will conduct research in close collaboration with regional natural resource managers and decision-makers to produce relevant science on climate change impacts and adaptation actions.
What does increasing drought mean for the Northwest streams that provide critical habitat for our region’s fish and wildlife? As the climate changes, which streams will continue to flow year-round and which will dry up?Read more
NW CASC Researchers Join Fish & Wildlife Professionals at The Wildlife Society & American Fisheries Society Joint Conference
Are you attending The Wildlife Society & American Fisheries Society 2019 Joint Annual Conference? If so, be sure to check out presentations from the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and from across the Climate Adaptation Science Center network!Read more