Seven new University of Idaho Graduate Fellows have recently been awarded support by the NW CSC to conduct climate-related research and to network with other climate-focused graduate students, professionals and faculty throughout the Northwest. The Fellows will function as a cohort with other NW CSC Graduate Fellows at Oregon State University and the University of Washington. Cohort activities include participation in the annual NW CSC Climate Boot Camp, and the annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference. Learn more about our newest Fellows here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.