Megan Creutzburg and Emilie Henderson of Oregon State University, and David Conklin of Common Futures LLC have a new publication in AIMS Environmental Science for their Northwest Climate Science Center-funded project, “Climate change and land management impact rangeland condition and sage-grouse habitat in southeastern Oregon.” Creutzburg and her collaborators modeled projected shifts in vegetation distributions and potential sage-grouse habitat across 23.5 million acres in southeastern Oregon. To learn more contact Megan Creutzburg: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.