NE CASC Newsletter 02.05.19

Tuesday, March 5, 2019



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Next NE CASC Brown-Bag Talk is on March 27     Kim Lutz from The Nature Conservancy will present “Restoring Connecticut River Flow in a Changing Climate” on Wednesday, March 27 at noon eastern. These brown-bag talks provide brief updates on NE CASC activities and serve as an opportunity for participants to join in discussions. Kim will share what went into a new study that provides a hydrological assessment and management recommendations for the Connecticut River watershed, the largest watershed in New England.  Part of an ongoing NE CASC project, Evaluating the impacts of climate change in the Connecticut River Basin led by NE CASC's University Director, Richard Palmer, the new report evaluates the feasibility of operational changes at large dams throughout the Connecticut watershed to benefit ecological health and function while maintaining the important services. Read More >> 


Project Completed: Climate Assessments and Scenario Planning (CLASP)     The final report for CLASP, led by Alex Bryan, USGS Postdoctoral Researcher, is now available. The project goals were to help interpret and deliver science to land managers to assist in adaptive planning efforts. It entails several collaborative outreach activities including scenario planning for Acadia National Park, a climate change vulnerability assessment for Colonial National Historical Park, and the development of a climate adaptation plan for Forest County Potawatomi of Chippewa Indians. Read More >>


Project Completed: Reconnecting Floodplains and Restoring Green Space     NE CASC PIs Richard Palmer and Keith Nislow completed project “Reconnecting Floodplains and Restoring Green Space as a Management Strategy to Minimize Risk and Increase Resilience in the Context of Climate and Landscape Change.”  This research identified opportunities to manage flows, connections, and landscapes to increase the resilience of human communities and ecosystems. Read More >> 


Tribal Adaptation Menu Workshop     The 1st Culturally Appropriate Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Tribes & Tribal Partners workshop was held in Cloquet, MN at the end of January. The workshop was intended to help identify priorities, challenges, and areas of concern for Tribal natural resources management as well as develop action plans for adaptation and resilience all while using the new menu.  Read More >>


New River Flow Infographic     NE CASC released this poster highlighting various approaches to watershed management in the face of climate change as part of the "Slow the Flow" project.  Read More >>


Recent Publications by the NE CASC 

Upcoming Presentations by NE CASC

  • Tim Cook will present on the project “Climate change impacts on erosion, mass wasting, and the supply of sediment to tidal wetlands in the Northeast” at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 17–19 , Portland, Maine
  • Tony D’Amato will be holding a workshop, “Towards Preservation of a Cultural Keystone Species: Assessing the Future of Black Ash Following Emerald Ash Borer Invasion," May 7-8 in Burlington, VT.



Wisconsin Land and Water Conference     Adaptation actions for watershed management, including several climate-related topics.  March 13-15 - Lake Geneva, WI. Read More >>  

Geological Society of America Northeastern Section 54th Annual Meeting     Applied geology, education, northeastern tectonics, Quaternary geology and climate, and coastal, groundwater, and river processes. March 17–19, Portland, Maine.  Read More >> 

Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference     The largest state-wide land conservation conference in the country. March 23, 8-4pm, Worcester, Massachusetts. Read More >> 

Talk Climate Institute     Discover your own personal climate story, and learn how to use it as a tool to inspire solutions. March 25-26, Climate Generation American Indian Community Housing Organization, Duluth, MN. Read More >> 

Spatial-Stream-Network Models Training Workshop     3-day workshops consisting of a 1-day short-course and 2 days of working with course instructors to apply SSNs to participant’s datasets. April 2-4, Boise, Idaho.  Read More >> 

Wildlife Adaptation Workshop     Workshop designed to help wildlife managers develop their own custom-built adaptation projects using the new Wildlife Adaptation Menu. April 16-17 - Madison, WI. Contact Stephen Handler for more information. Read More >>  

National Adaptation Forum    Multidisciplinary meeting of professionals in climate adaptation, from conservation to urban planning and human health. April 23-25, Madison, WI. Read More >> 

Adaptive Silviculture in the Driftless Area     Field tour of silviculture treatments in the Driftless Area of Minnesota and Wisconsin.  April 26,  Wabasha, MN. Read More >>  

Rising Voices Workshop     7th annual meeting on “Converging Voices: Building relationships and practices for intercultural science.”  May 15-17, Boulder, CO.  Read More >>  

Workshop on Correlated Extremes     This workshop aims to bring together researchers around the societal impacts associated with climate extremes that occur close together in space or time. Columbia University’s Morningside campus. May 28-31st.  Read More >>  

2019 Tribal Climate Camp     Teams of tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, and program managers will build skills, gather information, and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts. June 16-21, Polson, MT. Read More >> 

Conference: At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience Building in the Coastal Zone      This conference will address issues facing coastal communities as sea levels rise and coastal flooding becomes more frequent and intense. Climate Adaptation Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. June 19-21, Columbia University.  Read More >> 

Climate Change and Invasive Species Workshop     Special session at the North American Invasive Species Management Association conference in lieu of the annual NE RISCC Management Network symposium.  September 30- October 3 Saratoga Springs, NY. Abstract deadline April 3. Read More >> 



SimCLIM     Maps, graphs and charts of various aspects of climate change can be generated spatially and for sites, for cities, provinces/states, nations, and the world. SimCLIM is a software tool designed to facilitate the assessment of risks from climate change for sustainability officers, consultants, policy makers, academics, non-governmental and governmental organizations and students. SimCLIM uses the latest CMIP5 climate data. New add-ins include: SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Climate and SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Marine. Read More >> 


————OTHER NEWS——————

New Leadership Within the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts     The University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research recently announced that University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Dr. Steve Vavrus will be the new co-director of WICCI.  Read More >> 

NE CASC Climate Scientists Discuss IPCC and NCA4     Ambarish Karmalkar, NE CASC Postdoc Fellow, and Shaina Rogstad, a Ph.D. candidate in the UMass Climate System Research Center, provided expertise for this local article on climate change.  Read More >> 



New Publication on Landscape-scale Adaptation     Southeast CASC researchers Jennifer Costanza and Adam Terando published a paper “Landscape Connectivity Planning for Adaptation to Future Climate and Land-Use Change.”  Read More >> 

Latest Sea Surface Temperature     NOAA has visually represented satellite and buoys information on their website. Last updated on January 26, 2019. Read More >> 

Adaptation Strategies for Forested Watersheds     NIACS has developed this new water-focused "menu" of climate adaptation strategies and approaches that can be used along with the Adaptation Workbook to make management decisions. Read More >> 



Job Opportunity: Research Manager     Experienced scholar to manage a new study on the climate/water/agriculture nexus.  Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Read More >> 

Job Opportunity: Visiting Scholars    Prefer expertise in agricultural field work, soil science, wastewater management, agribusiness, nutrition, and policy.  Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Read More >> 

Job Opportunity: Senior Associate     Natural and Working Lands -United Nations Foundation.  Read More >> 

Job Opportunity: Climate Campaign Manager     Audubon PA. 

Job Opportunity: Virginia Grassroots Coordinator      Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). Read More >> 

Funding Opportunity: Reclamation Drought Resiliency     WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects Funding Opportunity Announcement.  Deadline March 27.  Read More >> 

Funding Opportunity: Climate Impact Fund     For non-profit projects responding  to the impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife and People.   The Wildlife Conservation Society. Deadline April 5. Read More >> 

Nominations: Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards     Nominations for an outstanding individual, group, organization or Tribal government program.  Youth nominations also accepted.  Due May 18.  Read More >> 

Scholarship Opportunity: Udall Undergraduate Scholarship     Up to $7000 awarded to sophomore and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment.  Deadline March 7.  Read More >> 



Tuesday, March 5, 12:00 pm EST

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Rising Carbon Dioxide’s effects on Land and Ocean 

Sarah Cooley, Ocean Conservancy, and  David Moore, University of Arizona 

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Tuesday, March 5, 12:00 pm EST     

ASAP and the Georgetown Climate Center               

Increasing your Access to Climate Adaptation Information 

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Wednesday, March 6,  3:00 pm EST

The Nature Conservancy -FCWG 2018-19 Learning Exchange Series Session

Climate Action in Coal Country: Forest Carbon and Renewable Energy as Economic Diversification Approaches

Campbell Moore and Beth Wheatley, TNC

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Thursday, March 7, 12:00pm EST

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program

Tribal Emergency Management in the Face of Climate Change

Lynda Zambrano,  National Tribal Emergency Management Council, Theresa Gregor, InterTribal Long-Term Recovery Foundation and California State University Long Beach, and Dr. Julie Maldonado, Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network, and Culture and Disaster Action Network

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Tuesday, March 12, 12:00 pm eastern

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Recent Trends, Drivers & Projections of Carbon Cycle in Forests and Wetland Soils across North America

Grant Domke, USDA Forest Service; Chris Williams, Clark University; Randy Kolka, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station; and Carl Trettin, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station

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Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am eastern

Climate Interactive

How to Run the World Climate Simulation

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Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 pm eastern

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Carbon Cycling in North America’s Land–Ocean Aquatic Continuum

Ray Najjar, Penn State University

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Wednesday, March 27, 12:00 pm eastern

NE Climate Adaptation Science Center Brown-bag Talks

Restoring Connecticut River Flow in a Changing Climate

Kim Lutz, The Nature Conservancy

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Thursday, March 28, 9:30 am eastern

NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services

NWS/Service Coordination Hydrologists on the spring Flood Outlook

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Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm eastern

National Climate Adaptation Science Centers ‘Science You Can Use’ Webinar Series

Forest Management for Mitigating Drought Impacts

John Bradford, USGS

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Wednesday, April 3, 12:00 pm eastern

NE Climate Adaptation Science Center Brown-bag Talks

Climate Adaptation Science for Coastal Habitats, Species, and Ecosystems

Michelle Staudinger, NE CASC / USGS

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Wednesday, May 1, 12:00 pm eastern

NE Climate Adaptation Science Center Brown-bag Talks

Mapping Climate Change Refugia for Vernal Pools

Jennifer Cartwright and Evan Grant, USGS

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Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

College of Menominee Nation

Columbia University

Marine Biological Laboratory

University of Missouri - Columbia

University of Minnesota

University of Wisconsin - Madison


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