The Climate Impacts Group, in partnership with Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) consortium universities, is leading the development of a Northwest Climate State of Knowledge Synthesis for ecosystems, species and habitats. The goal is to develop a resource that synthesizes existing scientific knowledge of climate projections, impacts to natural systems, and adaptation options relevant to natural resource management in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana).

The primary audience for the synthesis is technical staff in wildlife and land management agencies of federal, state, local and tribal governments. We anticipate that this resource will be used in planning documents and vulnerability assessments, as well as for increasing awareness within agencies about potential climate impacts and adaptation options. Project Funder: USGS Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

Project Lead: Crystal Raymond, Climate Adaptation Specialist, Climate Impacts Group,
Project Timeline: Completion expected fall 2023
For more information

Please see the two attached documents for describing an opportunity for your students or post-docs to participate in a multi-institutional synthesis project in partnership with the NW CASC.  They are looking for contributors ASAP!

Depending on the level of involvement, there are potentially funds available to support participant’s time working on this project.
If you are interested, please reach out to Crystal Raymond ( or Julie Padowski (