• Upcoming Webinar: "Climate Change, Mountain Pine Beetles, and Whitebark Pine Forests of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem"

    Date: July 22, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
    Speaker: Polly C. Buotte, University of Idaho

    Description: Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is an important, high-elevation tree species that provides critical habitat for wildlife and supplies valued ecosystem services.  These trees currently face multiple threats, including attack by mountain pine beetles... Read More or Register >

  • Third National Climate Assessment Describes Impacts of Climate Change on U.S.

    The Third National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United States describes observed trends and projected future conditions of climate change in the United States, as well as information on climate change mitigation and adaptation. NCCWSC and several CSCs were fortunate to have the opportunity to support several chapters and technical reports for the NCA.  

    Explore the Third National Climate Assessment report at http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/. 

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    Use the integrated search feature of the NCCWSC website to find data and project information from the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics Geo Data Portal, the USGS ScienceBase catalog, and the University of Idaho’s Northwest Knowledge Network

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News & Announcements

NCCWSC/CSC Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meets this Week

June 9, 2014: The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) will meet this week (June 11 & 12) in Vienna, Virginia. The ACCCNRS advises the Secretary of the Interior on the establishment and operations of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife...

Climate Science Centers Contribute to DOI and White House Climate Change Goals

June 6, 2014: With the recent announcement of the President's plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, has reaffirmed her committment to address climate change through...

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NCCWSC Mission

The mission of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is to provide natural resource managers with the scientific tools and information they need to develop and execute management strategies that address the impacts of climate change on fish and wildlife and their habitats. Read more..

Climate Science Centers

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs) are managed by NCCWSC and provide scientific support for climate-adaptation across a full range of natural and cultural resources. CSCs prioritize their delivery of fundamental science, data and decision support activities to meet the needs of a broad range of resource management partners. Read more...

USGS Climate and Land Use Change

The NCCWSC is part of the Climate and Land Use Change (CLU) mission area of the U.S. Geological Survey. CLU undertakes scientific research to address the effects of climate and land use change on the Nation’s resource and to assist policymakers, natural resource managers, and the public in making informed decisions about the management of natural resources on which they and others depend. Read more...

NCCWSC Webinars

NCCWSC co-sponsors a webinar series to highlight NCCWSC/CSC science projects and to inform scientists, land managers and the public about potential and predicted climate change impacts on fish and wildlife and to guide resource management decisions across the U.S. Read more...

Project Updates

Assessment of Water Availability and Associated Drivers for Historic and Future Conditions in the South Central Climate Science Center Region

Understanding the changes in the distribution and quantity of, and demand for, water resources in response to a changing climate is essential to planning for, a...

Developing a VisTrails Platform for Modeling Streamflow Hydrology and Projecting Climate Change Effects on Streamflow

Hydrologic models are used throughout the world to forecast and simulate streamflow, inform water management, municipal planning, and ecosystem conservation, an...

Integrated Scenarios of Climate, Hydrology, and Vegetation for the Northwest

Environmental changes, caused by climate change and landscape transformation, such as habitat degradation and the arrival of competitive invasive species, can s...