Southwest CSC

Desert Bighorn Sheep in a desert landscape

The Southwest CSC provides objective scientific information, tools, and techniques that land, water, wildlife, and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change impacts in the southwestern United States.

For more information, visit the university-hosted Southwest CSC website

Explore SW CSC science projects

Region Map

Map of Southwest CSC region


Stephen T. Jackson
USGS Director, SW CSC
U.S. Geological Survey

Jonathan T. Overpeck
University Director, SW CSC
University of Arizona


University of Arizona (Host)
University of California - Davis
University of California - Los Angeles
Desert Research Institute (Nevada)
University of Colorado
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Key Documents and Reports

SW CSC annual report coverStrategic Science Agenda
2017 Science Workplan
2015 Science Workplan

Annual Report 2014-2015
Annual Report 2013-2014
Annual Report 2012-2013
Annual Report 2011-2012


Photo on page: Desert Bighorn Sheep, by Jimmy Cain, USGS