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 Bureau of Indian Affairs, the USGS, and Tribal organizations have collaborated to place Tribal Resilience Liaisons at the regional CASCs. Read on to meet the Liaisons and learn about their recent activities to promote resilient Tribal communities.
In recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we're exploring the ways in which the CASC network is supporting and partnering with Tribal nations and Indigenous communities to address science needs, build capacity, and inform climate adaptation planning.
Vegetation abundance has been declining due to drought in the western U.S. where the landscape is predicted to become dryer and hotter. This project offers information on tracking the conditions that can cause significant vegetation declines.