The National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers are committed to operating under a partnership-driven model. At the national and regional level, major guidance on priorities and activities is provided by ongoing interactions with stakeholders from the management, science, and public communities. To learn more about our coordination with some of our federal partners, check out the white paper produced jointly by DOI, USDA, and NOAA. Learn about our other partners below.
Much of the information and tools provided by the CASCs are in response to the landscape-level priority needs of Department of the Interior bureaus, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation. Examples include working with BLM in Colorado to assess the potential vulnerabilities of the communities and businesses that rely on the state's 8.4 million acres of BLM-managed public lands, and providing scientific information to help National Wildlife Refuges in the Southeast assess coastal change to inform land acquisition decisions.