Management and Science Partners

Along with the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS), Climate Science Center (CSC) Stakeholder Advisory Committees (SACs), Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, states, universities, and tribal/indigenous partners, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and CSCs have also established linkages and partnerships with numerous other management and science partners, including:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): NOAA is a major science and management partner of the Department of the Interior (DOI). DOI and the Department of Commerce (within which NOAA is located) have entered into an agreement pledging collaboration on climate science and services. Learn More about NOAA >

U.S. Forest Service: The U.S. Forest Service is a major land management partner of the DOI, and shares many landscapes and issues with the agency. Forest Service representatives will be on regional CSC stakeholder bodies, helping to set priorities and to identify common research activities, and on the ACCCNRS.  Learn More about the Forest Service >

National Climate Assessment (NCA): NCCWSC is strongly supportive of the NCA. NCCWSC led the biodiversity and ecosystem services component of the 2013 NCA, and several CSCs have also initiated activities in support of the assessment. Learn More about the NCA >

National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (NFWPCAS): The work of the NCCWSC and CSCs closely aligns with and will be instrumental in the implementation of the NFWPCAS. Each of the seven goals in the NFWPCAS will in some way rely on scientific research to help inform management decisions and actions for climate adaptation. USGS is also represented on the Joint Implementation Task Force for the NFWPCAS. Learn More about the NFWPCAS >

Nongovernmental organizations, including conservation advocates, science/professional societies, producer/landowner advocates, as well as the private sector (business, landowners): NCCWSC and the CSCs engage with these entities through the SACs and ACCCNRS.