Nominations are being accepted for several membership openings on the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS).
Nominations will be accepted until January 15, 2016.
Please review the Federal Register Notice for more information about the nomination process.
The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) advises the Secretary of the Interior on the operations of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers (CSCs). The committee's membership and procedures are compliant with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
ACCCNRS is composed of 25 members that represent (1) State and local governments, including state membership entities; (2) Nongovernmental organizations, including those whose primary mission is professional and scientific and those whose primary mission is conservation and related scientific and advocacy activities; (3) American Indian tribes and other Native American entities; (4) Academia; (5) Landowners, businesses, and organizations representing landowners or businesses. Committee Member List >>
In 2015, ACCCNRS released its 2015 Report to the Secretary of the Interior. The report recognizes USGS and DOI for achieving significant accomplishments with the Climate Science Center program and provides several recommendations to clarify, focus, and enhance the program's efforts. This report includes an Actionable Science How-To Guide for Scientists, Managers and Funders & executive summaries of a Guidebook for Traditional Knowledges, and a Primer for Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples
Duties of the committee include:
(A) Advising on the contents of a national strategy identifying key science priorities to advance the management of natural resources in the face of climate change;
(B) Advising on the nature, extent, and quality of relations with and engagement of key partners at the regional/CSC level;
(C) Advising on the nature and effectiveness of mechanisms to ensure the identification of key priorities from management partners and to effectively deliver scientific results in useful forms;
(D) Advising on mechanisms that may be employed by the NCCWSC to ensure high standards of scientific quality and integrity in its products, and to review and evaluate the performance of individual CSCs, in advance of opportunities to re-establish expiring agreements; and
(E) Coordinating as appropriate with any Federal Advisory Committee established for the DOI Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
For more information about the Committe, please explore:
ACCCNRS Charter >>
ACCCNRS Operating Procedures and Ground Rules >>
ACCCNRS and Actionable Science >>
Next ACCCNRS Meeting: TBD
All Committee meetings are open to the public. Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments can be submitted to email@example.com.
Materials from Meeting 5 (April 28-29, 2015):
Summary Report for ACCCNRS Meeting 5 (April 2015)
Presentation to Committee: Overview of the South Central Climate Science Center
Presentation to Committee: Overview of Comments on NCCWSC Science Plan
Committee Discussion Item: Climate Adaptation Conceptual Model
Materials for March 30, 2015 Committee Call:
Summary Report for March 30 Committee Call to Approve Report
Materials from Meeting 4 (September 17-18, 2014):
Summary Report for ACCCNRS Meeting 4 (September 2014)
Presentation to Committee: Process Overview of NCCWSC Science Agenda
Presentation to Committee: Overview of the Northwest Climate Science Center
Presentation to Committee: Climate Science Needs
Materials from Meeting 3 (June 11-12, 2014):
Summary Report for ACCCNRS Meeting 3 (June 2014)
Materials from Meeting 2 (January 22-23, 2014):
Summary Report for ACCCNRS Meeting 2 (Jan 2014)
Presentation to Committee: ACCCNRS Workplan 2014
Presentations to Committee: Actionable Science and the Southeast Climate Science Center
Materials from Meeting 1 (September 18-19, 2013):
Summary Report for ACCCNRS Meeting 1 (Sept 2013)
Member Interview Summary
Briefing Book Document for Members
2013 NCCWSC-CSC Progress Report - Prepared for the ACCCNRS - July 2013
Presentation to Committee: The Federal Climate Landscape
Presentation to Committee: DOI Climate Science Centers & The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Presentation to Committee: NCCWSC/CSC Strategic Science Planning Approach
Presentation to Committee: Recommendations from Tribes and Pacific Islanders
Presentation to Committee: Ethics Responsibilities of ACCCNRS Representative Members
Questions regarding the ACCCNRS should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.