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NC CSC Strategic Planning Webinar

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The full webinar is now available on our YouTube channel!
See attachments to this event for a transcript of the webinar. 


Led by Robin O'Malley, the NC CSC will kick off its revisitation of the Strategic Science Plan with a webinar from 1-2:30. 

What: NC CSC Revisits Strategic Science Plan
When: August 17, 2017 from 1-2:30 PM MDT
How: Dial 1-855-547-8255, code 1924 2077 or 1-703-648-4848, code 1924 2077 and join the Webex: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?MTID=m6c4225fae3edc3f170442b7f6a500e4b

About the NC CSC Strategic Planning Process:

The North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) is one of eight regional centers created by the US Department of Interior under the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) to help meet the changing needs of land and resource managers. The North Central region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. The NC CSC was designed to provide resource managers with the latest data, tools, and knowledge on the impacts of and adaptation to climate change to support adaptation and management decisions.

The NC CSC was stood up in 2011 and developed an initial science agenda for the years 2012-2017. This agenda, as well as annual and five-year progress reports and a report from an external evaluation team commissioned by NCCWSC, all detail the history and process of the NC CSC. We are now beginning a multi-stage science strategic planning process to cover the period of 2018 and beyond. As this process unfolds, we will post progress and additional information.

Steps within this process will include:

  • Soliciting input via a survey on strategic land and resource management issues and problems federal, state, and tribal managers currently face in the north-central US
  • Conducting follow up interviews and listening sessions to identify specific priority issues requiring scientific research or synthesis to enable climate-informed planning
  • Evaluating previously funded projects to examine whether science outputs have proven useful and usable to stakeholders

This process will be open for public comment and input. Your guidance will help us tailor our future activities and help us provide the highest quality of service to you as possible. To contribute, contact the NCCSC’s Deputy Director, Aparna Bamzai