NPLCC Conservation Digest Resources & Tools

Resources & Tools

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives: Natural systems and landscapes are impacted by increasing land use pressures and widespread resource threats amplified by a rapidly changing climate. These changes are occurring at an unprecedented pace and scale. By leveraging resources and strategically targeting science to inform conservation decisions and actions, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are a network of partnerships working in unison to ensure the sustainability of America's land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. To learn more about our neighboring LCCs please visit the Great Northern LCC, Great Basin LCC, Northwest Boreal LCC, Western Alaska LCC, Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands LCC, and Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative. For even further information on LCCs please visit the LCC Network page. 

Climate Science Centers: The Climate Science Centers (CSCs) provide actionable 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. The NPLCC works closely with the Northwest CSC, Alaska CSC, and Southwest CSC.

Northwest Climate Hub: The Northwest Climate Hub encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The purpose of the Hub is to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and Native American tribes that will help them to adapt to climate change. Learn more and sign up for the newsletter here.

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC): The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is a regional climate service centre at the University of Victoria that provides practical information on the physical impacts of climate variability and change in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada.

University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group: The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change ("global warming").

Oregon Climate Change Research Institute: The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), based at Oregon State University (OSU), is a network of over 150 researchers at OSU, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, and affiliated federal and state labs. 

University of Oregon's Tribal Climate Change Project: The Tribal Climate Change Project is a collaborative project between the University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program and the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. The project focuses on understanding needs and opportunities for tribes in addressing climate change, examining the government-to-government relationship in a climate context and exploring the role of traditional knowledge in climate change studies, assessments and plans.

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals: The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals provides training, assistance and educational resources to tribes on climate change issues.

PNW Tribal Climate Change Network: The PNW Tribal Climate Change Network fosters communication between tribes, agencies, and other entities about climate change policies, programs, and research needs pertaining to tribes and climate change. 

National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy: The National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy will provide a unified approach—reflecting shared principles and science-based practices—for reducing the negative impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants, habitats and associated ecological processes across geographic scales. Learn more

Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Toolkit: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the National Park Service and with input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, developed a kit for use when talking with the public about how climate change is affecting our nation's wildlife and public lands. Learn more .   

Climate Change Resource Center from the USDA Forest Service:  A national resource that connects land managers and decision makers with useable science to address climate change in planning and application. Learn more.

FWS Climate Change Response: How do partnership efforts such as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy fit into the Service's overall  response to accelerating climate change? How is our agency reducing its carbon footprint? What is our agency doing now to reduce the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife and plants? Learn more

FWS Climate Change Information Toolkit: A key part of the Service's climate change strategy is to inform FWS staff about the impacts of accelerating climate change and to engage partners and others in seeking collaborative solutions. Through shared knowledge and communication, we can work together to reduce the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.  Here are some resources   that can help. 

Safeguarding Wildlife from Climate Change Web Conference Series: The FWS and National Wildlife Federation have developed a series of web conferences to increase communication and transfer of technical information between conservation professionals regarding the growing challenges of climate change. Learn more