About the North Central CSC



Location:  Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Established: 
2011
Director and Point of Contact: 
Dr. Jeff Morisette

The North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) is part of a network of eight CSCs created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.

The NC CSC is hosted by a consortium of nine institutions: Colorado State University - Fort Collins, University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Montana State University, University of Wyoming, University of Montana, Kansas State University, and Iowa State University. In addition to the host institutions, the NC CSC also includes important partner institutions.

These institutions provide expertise in climate science, ecology, impacts assessment, modeling, urban environments, and advanced information technology.  This expertise is needed to deal with climate issues in the North Central US, where changes in temperature and precipitation could have significant effects on streams, forests,  agricultural lands, and mountain ecosystems, in addition to the fish, wildlife, and human communities supported by these environments.

Colorado State University in Fort Collins will serve as the central location and administrative center for the NC CSC. USGS will locate scientific and administrative staff there and will distribute additional research staff at the affiliated host institutions. Other research organizations have been invited to station scientists at the NC CSC host institutions.

For more information about strategic planning at the NC CSC, please see the NC CSC five year science agenda. The NC CSC also recently released its Annual Report that highlights program accomplishments for 2012. (The annual report is also available in low resolution, here.)

From August - December 2012, the NC CSC co-sponsored a seminar series, Managing our Natural Resources for Changing Climate, with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University. For more information about the series, please click here

North Central CSC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


October 2, 2012

Department of the Interior and Colorado State University Dedicate the North Central Climate Science Center. To view all pictures (85) from this event, please click here.


  • Photo Credit: Mary Willson
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  • NC CSC Director, Dr. Jeff Morisette Photo Credit: Mary Willson
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  • NC CSC Director, Dr. Jeff Morisette Photo Credit: Mary Willson
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  • Photo Credit: Marissa Isgreen
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  • Warner College of Natural Resources Dean, Joyce Berry Photo Credit: Marissa Isgreen
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  • NC CSC University Consortium Coordinator, Dennis Ojima and Warner College of Natural Resources Dean, Joyce Berry Photo Credit: Marissa Isgreen
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