Climate Change Collaboration in the Pacific Northwest (C3)
C3 is a regional forum of agency and science center climate change coordinators and leaders, representing federal and regional efforts in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon and Idaho). The forum provides information exchange and enhances collaboration across several Departmental efforts, science centers and agencies at a broad scale, helping to bridge each organizations’ connection to the multiple efforts that are underway. These efforts include federal agencies’ research and management activities, the DOI Climate Science Center, three Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) in the Pacific Northwest, the NOAA-funded (RISA) Climate Decision Support Consortium (CDSC), and the numerous other programs and activities of the universities in the Pacific Northwest.
C3 representatives meet by phone every month, and via video-conferencing locations several times a year. Actions are intended to:
•Help coordinate and avoid duplication of national or regional efforts;
•Assist federal entities in meeting their current and future needs and responsibilities regarding climate change; and
•Remain relevant into the future and are sustainable and manageable.
C3 is building an inventory of federal climate change research, research tools, models, modeled scenarios, monitoring programs/projects and assessments related initiated or completed since 2005. The inventory is in development and over 200 projects have been uploaded to date. See: http://www.c3.gov/PNW_inventory.cfm (See separate entry for Pacific Northwest Climate Change Inventory).
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- Bureau of Reclamation
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Park Service (NPS)
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)