Citizen Scientists Gather Data on Snow Retention

Managers interested in maintaining summer stream flow in the Northwest need to understand the factors that determine whether forest cover accelerates or delays snow melt. Citizen scientists can collect data on snow pack across a broad area and time frame as they hike and ski. Scientists funded by the NW CSC recently published a paper describing how they enlisted citizen scientists in a study of snow melt in the Cascades. For more information contact Susan Dickerson-Lange at

Northwest Climate Science Center Releases Annual Report

The NW CSC has released its Annual Report for fiscal year 2015- a summary of our accomplishments in science, education, communication, data services, and the strengthening of partnerships. From hosting the largest ever Climate Boot Camp, to launching the Northwest Climate Magazine, to investing over $1.3 million in research projects that provide actionable science, 2015 was a busy year, and we are pleased to share highlights. A big THANK YOU to our many partners!

NW CSC Seeks to Fund Innovative Research on Ecological Drought

The NW CSC is seeking to fund projects that develop methods to lessen the ecological impacts of ecological drought. Through this solicitation, the NW CSC is hoping to support innovative projects that will help assess which ecosystem components and ecological processes are most vulnerable to water deficiencies and will test new methods or technologies intended to lessen the ecological impacts of drought. More information and Statement of Interest guidelines can be found here