Dr. Philip Mote Returns as NW CSC University Director

On July 1, 2015, Philip Mote of Oregon State University (OSU) returned to the Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) as University Director. Mote took a six-month leave from the NW CSC starting on January 1, 2015. Anne Nolin, a snow hydrologist at OSU, replaced Mote as University Director during his temporary leave and will remain involved with the NW CSC after Mote's return. Welcome back, Phil! For more information please contact Phil Mote at pmote@coas.oregonstate.edu.

New Publication from a NW Climate Science Center Graduate Fellow

Ronda Strauch, a NW CSC Fellow, is lead author on a paper recently published in Climatic Change. It reports results of a collaboration with land managers from the National Park Service and US Forest Service to conduct a climate change vulnerability assessment and identify adaptation strategies for a large transportation network of roads and trails in north-central WA. The main climate impacts identified include projected increases in high flows and flooding; elevated winter soil moisture and landslide risk; and loss of snowpack. For more information contact Ronda Strauch at rstrauch@uw.edu.

NW CSC Announces Climate Boot Camp 2015

The NW CSC is pleased to announce its 2015 Climate Boot Camp, to be held in Pack Forest, WA, Aug. 16-21. This annual retreat is designed to support and train graduate students and early career professionals to work at the interface of scientific research on climate and resource management decision-making. Participants include NW CSC Graduate Fellows, Graduate Fellows from other CSCs, and early career professionals working with northwest Tribes, NGOs, and state and federal resource management agencies. Find out more here