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Learn more about the science behind our Species of Conservation Concern project

In a new science brief, learn more about our work to identify species and habitats of priority for State conservation. Currently the project team is conducting interviews with state fish and wildlife chiefs to ascertain which species or habitats would benefit from science related to future conditions. Among the expected outcomes will be a working group or groups to conduct the needed science. 

Land use change and habitat fragmentation of wildland ecosystems of the North Central United States

Regional Climate Response Collaboratives: Multi-Institutional Support for Climate Resilience

Title: Regional Climate Response Collaboratives: Multi-Institutional Support for Climate Resilience

Authors: Kristen Averyt, Justin D. Derner, Lisa Dilling, Rafael Guerrero, Linda Joyce, Shannon McNeeley, Elizabeth McNie, Jeffrey Morisette, Dennis Ojima, Robin O’Malley, Dannele Peck, Andrea J. Ray, Matt Reeves, and William Travis

Anticipatory natural resource science and management for a changing future

TitleAnticipatory natural resource science and management for a changing future

Authors: John B. Bradford, Julio L. Betancourt, Bradley J. Butterfield, Seth M. Munson, and Troy E. Wood

NC CSC 2017

The 2017 Annual Report details the ongoing efforts of the North Central Climate Science Center to offer itself as a resource for vulnerability assessment, adaptation, and management projects. The Center strives to help Department of Interior land managers and others in the region to manange a portfolio of ever-increasing climate data in such a way as to make informed and effective on-the-ground decisions. More details can be found in the report below. 

New NC CSC Newsletter - Climate

The NC CSC has compiled a new quarterly newsletter - this issue's theme is Climate. Read on to learn about the work we do to capture, analyze, and synthesize climate data, and see what else is new at the NC CSC!

Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought Factsheet

The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) Ecological Drought Working Group put together a resource for scientists and managers that addresses the question, "How does incorporating climate change and ecological impacts into drought preparedness planning improve longer term outcomes for people and nature?" The ecological drought approach is important because it goes beyond typical drought definitions to take into consideration ecosystems and the services they provide to human communities. Learn more in the attached factsheet! 


Colorado Bureau of Land Management Social Climate Vulnerability Assessment


NC CSC Adaptation Newsletter - Winter 2017

This newsletter from early 2017 focused on Adaptation, with stories from several of the NC CSC's climate adaptation projects. 

NC CSC Five-Year Report (2011-2016)

The NC CSC created a report summarizing its first five years, 2011-2016, including notable activities, publications, and projects. Please contact the NC CSC at for a full version, including high-quality graphics. 


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