Under Secretarial Order No. 3289, the USGS established eight regional Climate Science Centers. The eight DOI Climate Science Centers form a national network, and are coordinated by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, located at the headquarters of Interior's U.S. Geological Survey. CSCs and LCCs have been created under Interior's strategy to address the impacts of climate change on America’s waters, land, and other natural and cultural resources.
Together, Interior's CSCs and LCCs will assess the impacts of climate change and other landscape-scale stressors that typically extend beyond the borders of any single national wildlife refuge, national park or Bureau of Land Management unit and will identify strategies to ensure that resources across landscapes are resilient in the face of climate change. This includes assessing climate change impacts on both natural and cultural resources and the development of adaptive management and other decision support tools for managers.
Two CSCs overlap in their area of interest with the GCP LCC geography
NOAA Regional Climate Partnerships provide integrated science, climate data and information products, and partnership building efforts to local, state, tribal, and federal entities seeking to manage climate- and weather-related risks. NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that help expand and build the nation’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change, while Regional Climate Service Directors help link people to expertise and data.
NOAA's Climate Partnerships in the Southeast
The USDA Climate Hubs were established in February of 2014 to deliver science-based knowledge, practical information and program support to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and resource managers to support climate-informed decision-making in light of the increased risks and vulnerabilities associated with a changing climate.
The USDA's Regional Climate Hubs in the Southeast
Download a factsheet explaining organizational roles re: Coordinating regional support for natural resource management in a changing environment.
Regional Reports and Research
National Reports and Research
Rising to the Urgent Challenge Climate Change Strategy from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy
2013 Draft National Climate Assessment from the Global Change Research Program
Global Reports and Research
The following are links to other leading organizations that have extensive information on climate change: