The Geos Institute is a nonprofit, science-based organization dedicated to helping both human and natural communities predict and prepare for a changing climate. The Institute applies the best available science to natural resource conservation issues through its scientific publications and its ability to link respected scientists to decision makers. Consulting services and planning tools are available to communities for climate risk assessments, adaptation and resiliency solutions.
The Geos Institute addresses the challenges of climate change through four primary initiatives: ClimateWise, Forest Legacies, Working Waters and Climate Ready Communities:
ClimateWise is a non-profit scientific consulting firm of the Geos Institute that serves communities by assisting with vulnerability assessments and climate resilience strategy development, utilizing their Whole Community Resilience planning framework.
Climate Ready Communities is an evolution of the ClimateWise consulting practice that is designed to help communities that are ready to start developing a resilience plan and integrate climate change into the community planning processes. They have built a free comprehensive climate resilience planning guide for small to medium-sized communities, and offer a subscription service for ongoing support.
The Forest Legacies program is working in forests of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to optimize carbon storage and sustain biodiversity under changing climate conditions.
Working Waters is developing climate resilient green infrastructure pilot projects with water providers and governmental agencies - building solutions to meet a range of water management goals for people and wildlife.
Phone: (541) 482-4459
- Biodiversity and ecosystems
- Fish and fisheries
- Land management and conservation
- Water resources
- Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice
- Preparing for Climate Change in the Upper Willamette River Basin of Western Oregon: Co-Beneficial Planning for Communities and Ecosystems
- Integrated Strategies for a Vibrant and Sustainable Fresno County, California
- Preparing for Climate Change in the Rogue River Basin of Southwest Oregon
- Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Planning in San Luis Obispo County, California
- Climate Ready Communities - A Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience
- Climate Change Preparation Planning on National Landscape Conservation System Lands