Partner Resources

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange

The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE), a program of EcoAdapt, is an online community resource that supports managers, planners, and practitioners as they work to prepare for and respond to climate change. CAKE provides a geo-referenced database filled with hundreds of on-the-ground adaptation case studies, a library of resources, a wealth of adaptation and climate change tools, a directory of practitioners, and a community section with the latest events and opportunities from around the field! Regardless of your profession, sector, or impact of concern, CAKE is for you! Browse or Search CAKE by filtering content by keyword (e.g. impact, biome, scale) and by section (e.g. case study, library item) to find resources that are useful to you! Sign up to receive CAKE’s newsletter and contribute your work to the site! If you have any questions or are interested in partnering with CAKE please contact .

Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC)

The Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) provides information and tools for making decisions about landscape and watershed management in a changing climate.The CIRC is a consortium of three multi-university organizations:The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, including Oregon State University and the University of Oregon;Idaho’s project on Water Resources in a Changing Climate, including University of Idaho and Boise State University;and the University Extension Services from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington including Oregon and Washington Sea Grant programs.

Climate Impacts Group

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at University of WA is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change (“global warming”).Research at the CIG considers climate impacts at spatial scales ranging from local communities to the entire western U.S. region, with most work focused on the Pacific Northwest (PNW).Through research and interaction with stakeholders, the CIG works to increase community and ecosystem resilience to fluctuations in climate.

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Climate Science Centers

Climate Science Centers (CSCs) provide 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 and ecologically-driven responses at regional-to-local scales.CSCs participating with the NPLCC include:

Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics ClimateBC/WNA/NA

ClimateBC, ClimateWNA and ClimateNA utilize historical weather station data and global circulation model regional predictions to project future seasonal and annual climate variables in BC, western North America and entire North America.


EcoAdapt brings together diverse players in the conservation, policy, science, and development communities to reshape conservation and resource management in response to rapid climate change. EcoAdapt’s main objectives include: Building the field of adaptation by coordinating, magnifying, and making climate change adaptation capacity and resources more accessible; Building capacity of current and future professionals in conservation, planning, and development so they can engage in climate change adaptation; and Supporting implementation of adaptation strategies by providing capacity to partners eager to take climate adaptation action.

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives seek to identify best practices, connect efforts, identify gaps, and avoid duplication through improved conservation planning and design. Partner agencies and organizations coordinate with each other while working within their existing authorities and jurisdictions. The LCC's adjacent to the NPLCC include:

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) focuses on understanding and predicting changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts;sharing that knowledge and information with others;and conserving and managing coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.NOAA works on a number of climate related activities including:

Climate Change in the National Parks

Today's rapid climate change challenges national parks in ways we've never seen before. Glaciers are retreating at an unprecedented rate, increasingly destructive storms threaten cultural resources and park facilities, habitat is disrupted—the list goes on. Discover how climate change is affecting our nation's treasures, what the National Park Service is doing about it, and how you can help. Learn more about National Parks Climate work in the NPLCC footprint:

North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership

The North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership (NCAP) is a Forest Service – National Park Service collaboration on climate change adaptation.NCAP addresses adaptation at a large scale – the region that includes Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, North Cascades National Park Complex, and Mount Rainier National Park – a land area of 6 million acres.NCAP is the third Forest Service – National Park Service partnership on climate change adaptation in the country.

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Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

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.

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Pacific Coast Collaborative

On June 30, 2008, the leaders of the five jurisdictions signed the Pacific Coast Collaborative Agreement, the first agreement that brings together the Pacific leaders as a common front to set a cooperative direction into the Pacific Century.Out of this agreement was born the Pacific Coast Collaborative -- a formal basis for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and information sharing, and a common voice on issues facing Pacific North America.

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Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is a dynamic knowledge network that brings together leading researchers from British Columbia and around the world to study the impacts of climate change and to develop positive approaches to mitigation and adaptation.

USDA Climate Initiatives

  • U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
  • Climate Change Resource Center
  • Regional Climate Hubs

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

The Climate Resilience Toolkit provides resources and a framework for understanding and addressing the climate issues that impact people and their communities.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and conservation community at large face issues of scale, pace and complexity. As the number of people has increased — along with rapid industrialization and development — resource management challenges such as habitat fragmentation, contamination, pollution, invasive species, disease and threats to water quality and quantity have grown as well. Accelerating climate change will exacerbate all of these resource threats and affect our nation's fish, wildlife, and plant resources in profound ways. This defining challenge for the conservation community requires the Service and its partners to apply the skill, determination, creativity, and commitment to conserving the nation's natural resources that have defined the American conservation movement since its inception more than 160 years ago.