The enterprise consisting of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and DOI Climate Science Centers (CSCs) is committed, in both its structure and operations, to a partnership-driven model. At the national and regional level, major guidance on priorities and activities is provided by ongoing interactions with stakeholders from the management, science, and public communities. To learn more about our coordination with some of our federal partners, check out the white paper produced jointly by DOI, USDA, and NOAA.
The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS) was established to advise the Secretary of the Interior on the establishment and 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 ACCCNRS consisted of approximately 25 members from federal agencies; state and local governments; American Indian tribes and other Native American entities; nongovernmental organizations; academic institutions; and the private sector.