Director: Dr. Gustavo Bisbal
Location: Corvallis, Oregon

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) was established in 2010 by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to address the challenges presented by climate change in managing cultural and natural resources in the northwestern United States. The center's mission is to provide resource managers with the scientific information, tools, and techniques they need to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.  

Map of Northwest Region
Geographic Area of the Northwest CSC
The NW CSC is a federally led research collaboration hosted by three primary university partners: Oregon State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Idaho. The NW CSC is co-located with the USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Corvallis, Oregon. The NW CSC works with additional partners, including Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), tribal groups, and others. The NW CSC is guided by the Executive Stakeholder Advisory Committee (ESAC) and is one of eight Climate Science Centers managed by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A blueprint for the operation of the NW CSC is described in its Strategic Plan for 2012-2016; implementation plans and progress reports are described in annual workplans and annual reports.

For more information, please see the 2013 printable brochure (PDF, 3.98MB) for the NW CSC.