Climate change is creating novel challenges for our nation’s resource managers, decision-makers and communities. Seize the opportunity to play a direct role in addressing those challenges and apply to host the Southwest or North Central Climate Science Centers (CSCs) by Sept. 7, 2017.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) manages eight CSCs across the country. Together, the NCCWSC and the CSCs provide resource managers and other stakeholders with information and decision-making tools to respond to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, ecosystems and the communities they support.
The USGS invites state, non-profit, local government, tribal and academic institutions to apply to host the Southwest or North Central CSCs. Host institutions are expected to provide expertise and experience to achieve the CSC mission of identifying climate change impacts to and effective adaptation strategies for:
- Fish and wildlife
- Nearshore, coastal and cultural heritage resources
- Ecosystem services upon which human communities depend
Host Institutions will be eligible for projects and project funding as a component of this agreement.
For more information on the application process and to view slides from the recent information session, visit the NCCWSC website.