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U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Blog Post
Columbia River

The U.S. Geological Survey is currently seeking proposals to host the Northwest Climate Science Center. Applications must be submitted to grants.gov by January 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Old growth forest

Scientists recently found air temperatures in old growth forest to be a surprising 2.5 degrees cooler than in similar closed canopy plantations that were logged 60 years ago.

U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Mt. Rainier

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a Program Announcement via Grants.gov to request applications to host Climate Science Centers (CSCs) in four regions: Alaska, Northwest, Southeast, and Midwest.

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researchers measure wetlands

The wetlands of eastern Washington’s Columbia Plateau provide critical habitat for a range of fish and wildlife species.  Wetlands here and elsewhere serve important landscape functions such as storing carbon, preventing flooding, and keeping excess sediment and nutrients from flowing into other water bodies. Because of the crucial role of wetlands, understanding the impacts of climate change on wetland dynamics is essential.

Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
View of Mt. Rainier

Each summer the Northwest Climate Science Center hosts a weeklong Climate Boot Camp. The Boot Camp invites early career climate professionals from the Northwest and across the country get together to expand their knowledge and skills.

Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Fall color of aspen trees in the Rocky Mountains

Aspen groves serve as important ecological hotspots in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists affiliated with the Northwest Climate Science Center are studying how projected climate change impacts like increased drought and fire will affect these trees.

Climate Change, Science, Youth, Blog Post
Glacier National Park

The Doctoral Residency in Science Communication is a 12-month doctoral fellowship sponsored by the Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) and the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources' McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS). During this residency, the Fellow will live and work at the McCall Field Campus and undertake an immersive program in climate-related science communication through guided study and mentored practice with a cohort of other graduate students.

Oregon, Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
Spotted Owl

Currently the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is revising its regional resource management plans for five districts in Oregon including Medford, Coos Bay, Roseburg, Salem and Eugene.  Resource management plans outline how the bureau will protect areas of critical concern, including habitat for threatened and endangered species, while also supporting recreation, mining and grazing on public lands. 

Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Climate Change, Blog Post
2015 Annual Report Cover

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) recognizes that preparing for climate-related environmental change requires a collective effort. In a broad sense, our fifth year was marked by an emphasis on forming new collaborations and strengthening existing ones

Climate Change, Science, Blog Post
drought in wetland

Through this solicitation, the NW CSC is seeking innovative projects to help us assess which ecosystem components and ecological processes are most vulnerable to pronounced water deficiencies and to test or demonstrate new methods or technologies intended to lessen or adapt to the ecological impacts of drought.

U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Science, External News
Fellow at Boot Camp
Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) University of Idaho Graduate Fellow, Ryan Neimeyer, used his science communication training from Climate Boot Camp 2015 to create a video about drought in the Northwest. This year, USGS communications specialist, Ryan McClymont, provided basic training in videography and editing to all Climate Boot Camp participants, enabling them to communicate their science visually using commonly available tools like smart phones and iMovie. Neimeyer took this training and ran with it, creating the first video to date about NW CSC's fifth annual Climate Boot Camp.
U.S. Geological Survey, Climate Change, Science, External News
In recent years, wildfires have burned trees and homes to the ground across many states in the western U.S., but the ground itself has not gotten away unscathed. Wildfires, which are on the rise throughout the west as a result of prolonged drought and climate change, can alter soil properties and make it more vulnerable to erosion. A new study shows that the increase in wildfires may double soil erosion in some western U.S. states by 2050, and all that dirt ends up in streams, clogging creeks and degrading water quality.
U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon, Climate Change, Conservation, Blog Post
Oregon Creek by Smith Rock

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) is recruiting a Deputy Director to support the center in Corvallis, OR.

Climate Change, Conservation, Science, Blog Post
Fire in Sagebrush

Wildfires in the American West are becoming more frequent due to global warming. This spells change for familar Northwest forests and plains on both sides of the Cascades. Scientists at the Conservation Biology Institute funded by the Northwest Climate Science Center have modeled projected vegetation changes under different emissions and management scenarios to give us the best available picture of what we can expect in the decades to come.

Idaho, Washington, Climate Change, Science, External News
Bootcamp Participants Listen to Tribal Presenter
A workshop on climate science, developed at the University of Washington and delivered for five years to scientists in this region, will become the framework for a new national workshop for early-career tribal members from across the country.
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