NE CSC Newsletter

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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New Midwest Tribal Climate Science Liaison     Sara Smith is the Midwest Tribal Climate Science Liaison hired by the College of Menominee Nation as part of the Sustainable Development Institute.  Sara will be stationed at the US Forest Service’s Northern Forest Research Station on the University of Minnesota campus in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Welcome Sara!  Read More >> 

Indigenous Planning Summer Institute 2017    During the week of June 5-9, 2017 more than 25 participants came together at Whispering Pines Retreat camp in Shawano, Wisconsin to examine climate change and impacts on Tribal national and indigenous communities.  The 3rd annual Institute was developed as a way to introduce participants to concepts of indigenous planning and sustainability, responses to climate change, and environmental stewardship.  Read More >>

Proceedings from NE CSC’s Regional Science Meeting Are Now Available     The meeting, which took place May 15-17 in Amherst, MA, brought up to 150 researchers, natural resources managers, and conservation partners together to reflect on progress made in the last five years, and identify opportunities for future success. Read descriptions of sessions, major takeaways, or see slides from presentations.  Read More >>

Recent Publications from the NE CSC



Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Symposium      Registration is now open for this two-day symposium that will include presentations by leading experts in invasive species and climate science, as well as panels and hands-on workshops. July 27-28, UMass Amherst campus.  Read More >> 

13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice     South Central CSC is hosting a “Transforming Communication through Co-Production of Knowledge” session at the American Meteorological Society meeting.  January 7-11, Austin, Texas.  Abstracts due August 1, 2017.  Read More >> 

Climate Adaptation in the NorthWoods Demonstration Forest     This tour of NorthWoods Stewardship Center’s 1,473 acre Guild Model Forest will focus on climate-adapted silviculture and management. August 18, Island Pond, VT.  Read More >>

Climate Change Adaptation Training     This course will provide an introduction to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning. August 22-24, Presque Isle, Maine.   Read More >> 


CAKE Case Study: Resilience in CT     Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resilience Vision Project: In the fall of 2016, a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, and the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region convened a group of over fifty stakeholders from Southeastern Connecticut to discuss the impacts of rising sea levels, extreme weather, and changing social and economic conditions on the resilience of the region and its communities.  Read More >> 

————LCC NEWS———————

North Atlantic LCC

            New tool helps put potential black duck conservation projects in a row

            Connect the Connecticut makes the case for conservation in Eightmile River watershed

            Partners identify resources for landowners in the path of marsh migration

Appalachian LCC

            Appalachian LCC Integrating Cultural Resources Research Webinar

            Land Trusts: Bringing Landscape-Scale Resources to Local Communities

            A National Experiment in Manager-Scientist Partnerships to Apply an Adaptation Framework

Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks

            Mapping the South’s Protected Forests of the Future

            State of the GCPO Progress Update: Upland Hardwoods Assessment for Review

            If not for the GCPO LCC,…

Upper Midwest Great Lakes LCC

            Landscape View: Eastern Tallgrass Prairie

            Landscape View -- Great Lakes


————OTHER NEWS——————

NE CSC’s Toni Lyn Morelli in NPR Interview     Toni Lyn speaks of our work in “Conservationists Try To Thwart Climate Change By Planting In Cold Spots”.  Read More >>

Extreme Heat Affects Aviation     NE CSC’s Radley Horton and Ethan Coffel with Columbia University are featured in this “Too Hot to Fly” NY Times article. Read More >> 



NOAA’s Quarterly Regional Climate Impacts and Outlook Reports for June 2017     See the 2-page information resources for the Northeast region, Gulf of Maine, Southeast and Midwest.  Read More >> 

New Report from USFS     “Considering Forest and Grassland Carbon in Land Management” describes the role of forests and grasslands in the carbon cycle and outlines considerations for managing for carbon as one of many environmental benefits provided by natural ecosystems. Read More >>  

New Report from WCS     14 Solutions to Problems Climate Change Poses for Conservation from the Wildlife Conservation Society showcases 14 "real-world" solutions to a warming climate threatening wildlife and ecosystems worldwide. Read More >>

Decision Support Tool for Trout Management in Michigan     This tool combines stream-specific information on resource availability, temperature, and biological conditions to assist fisheries professionals in planning for the future. Read More >>

New Publication Library from the Early Career Climate Forum     The ECCF recently launched an online publications library that features work conducted by early career professionals from the CSCs, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, and partners.  Read More >> 

CAKE Highlight: Climate Change Adaptation Plan     Sagadahoc Region in Maine has a new adaptation plan produced by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.  Read More >> 


Survey on Massachusetts Adaptation and Communications     A Massachusetts-based climate communications working group is seeking input from natural resource practitioners, researchers, and planners who work on climate adaptation, communicate about climate adaptation, or who want to be doing either in the state of Massachusetts. Please complete the survey by July 19. Read More >>

Survey on Maple, Climate and Market Scenarios     A team of researchers are seeking maple syrup producers’ responses to climate and market variability.  Read More >>

Submissions for ECCF Notes from the Field     Field season is upon us, and the Early Career Climate Forum is asking you to share short stories and photos from your research experiences. Read More >> 

Postdoc Opportunity     Postdoc in Climate Change Communication Research at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.  Read More >>

Job Opportunity     The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game seeks applicants for the In-Lieu Fee Program Administrator (Regional Planner III). Read More >>

Job Opportunity   Natural Resource Climate Change Specialist with the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe.  Read More >> 

Funding Opportunity     Brook Trout Conservation through USFWS.  Applications due September 22.  Read More >> 


Thursday, July 20, 1:00pm EST

Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering (SAGE)

Encouraging Investments in Coastal Conservation and Building Resilience

Shannon Cunniff, EDF and Erik Meyers, The Conservation Fund.

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Thursday, July 27, 9:30am EST

NOAA Easter Region Climate Services

Climate modeling and downscaling

Keith Dixon (NOAA/OAR/GFDL)

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Wednesday, August 2, 4pm EST

CCRUN Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series 

Water Resource Management

For more information, visit: