Northwest forests are plagued by drought and insects. However, refugia from these stresses were discovered in Oregon and new NCASC funded research discusses how these locations resist such disturbances.
Climate change threatens playa ecosystems. Research was conducted to evaluate responses of playa plant communities and soil processes to changing precipitation and temperature. Some factors may not be affected but social perceptions may limit adaptability
The Northeast CASC and partners collaborated on a Climate Change Adaptation for Wildlife Managers workshop for January 2019. Here, wildlife managers will learn about adaptation action development for effects of climate change on wildlife in the Midwest.
Adaptation and assessment practitioners gathered at the inaugural Southwest Adaptation Forum (SWAF) in October 2018, to identify shared challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities for future collaboration.
Native tribes maintain culturally significant traditions and livelihoods through the natural environment. Many are interested in protecting their increasingly limited resources through climate change planning. A new online tool has been created to help.
The Northwest CASC Tribal Liaison is Chas Jones, employed by the Associated Tribes of Northwest Indians through a BIA-funded program. He utilizes knowledge of Northwest tribal cultures to aid tribal resiliency to changing climate and landscape conditions.