NW CSC To Host First-Ever Tribal Climate Boot Camp

The Northwest Climate Science Center is thrilled to host the first-ever Tribal Climate Boot Camp next June! This national event will bring together early-career professionals from among the 83 member Tribes of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and United South and Eastern Tribes for a week-long intensive educational experience to learn about climate-related impacts, with a specific focus on issues connected to Tribal needs and concerns. The week-long retreat will be modeled on NW CSC's highly successful Climate Boot Camp. More information in the recent press release and UW story.

Landscape Planning With Global Climate Models

NW CSC- funded scientists wrote a chapter titled “Using a dynamic global vegetation model to help inform management decisions” for a recently published book about the MC1 dynamic global vegetation model. The chapter outlines how results from MC1 were used with landscape-planning models to compare different management strategies for NW forests. Using MC1 results to create climate-informed landscape planning models makes both models more relevant to managers by incorporating the effects of climate change and land management. More information here.

NW CSC Helps Predict Sea Level Rise Impacts to Coastal Marshes

Results from a Northwest Climate Science Center report published this week give managers a picture of the likely impacts of sea level rise on saltwater marshes along the coastlines of Oregon and Washington. Coastal wetlands are economic engines for our region- providing recreational benefits to local communities and creating critical habitat for our iconic fisheries of salmon and trout. They also help purify water and protect seaside towns from flooding. What effects will rising sea levels have on these ecological powerhouses? Read here to find out.