The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) encourages cooperative action to address climate adaptation science needs across the entire Northwest region. Our consortium partners are involved in a diverse range of federal climate programs, interagency adaptation collaborations and regional and national planning efforts. Key Northwest program partners include:
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium, which supports communities, policy makers and resource managers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Western Montana adapting to climate change.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northwest Climate Hub, which provides science-based, region-specific tools and information that assist with climate-informed decision making. The Northwest Climate Hub serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
- The Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), which provide an opportunity for States, Tribes, Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, private landowners and other conservation partners to work across boundaries to address today’s complex, landscape-scale environmental challenges. The national network of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives was established by the Department of the Interior in 2009 to address large-scale conservation issues, including climate change.
The Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative addresses large-scale conservation issues across Nevada, Utah, California, Idaho and Oregon.
The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative works across international boundaries, from the interior British Columbia to southwest Wyoming.
The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative addresses landscape-scale conservation challenges across the coasts of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California.