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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. 

NC CSC Contribution to Disaster and Climate Change Response Book

The NC CSC has collaborated on a project called Rising Voices - the former NC CSC director Jeff Morisette and others affiliated with the center built on that experience to write a chapter for the book "Responses to Disasters and Climate Change" called, "The Story of Rising Voices: Facilitating Collaboration between Indigenous and Western Ways of Knowing." 

Integrating Multiscale Seasonal Data for Resource Management - a phenology workshop article

An article written in part by our director, Jeff Morisette, and based on last year's workshop, Phenology at Scales from Individual Plants to Satellite Pixels, is available through Eos. The paper talks about benefits and challenges of incorporating phenology, a branch of science that bridges the gap between the biosphere and the climate system, into existing climate science applications like data products. 

Informational NC CSC Handout

We made this handout recently as a brief introduction and highlight of the work we do. Stay tuned for a regularly updated, longer-form handout that will be updated soon. 

NC CSC Fall 2016 Newsletter - Ecological Impacts

This extended edition fall 2016 Ecological Impacts newsletter contains updates from the Ecological Impacts FSA team and other related project updates.