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National Association of State Foresters (NASF)

NASF is a non-profit organization comprised of the directors of forestry agencies in the U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. The NASF mission is to discuss, develop, sponsor and promote programs and activities which will advance the practice of sustainable forestry, the conservation and protection of forest lands and associated resources and the establishment and protection of forests in the urban environment.

 

 

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National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) provides the university science and teaching community with the tools, facilities, and support required to perform innovative research. Through NCAR, scientists gain access to high-performance computational and observational facilities, such as 'supercomputers', aircraft and radar - resources researchers need to improve human understanding of atmospheric and Earth system processes. NCAR and university scientists work together on research topics in atmospheric chemistry, climate, cloud physics and storms, weather hazards to aviation, and interactions between the sun and Earth.

 

 

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Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD)

MMSD is a regional government agency that aims to protect Lake Michigan. They provide water reclamation and flood management services for about 1. 1 million people in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area. They serve 411 square miles that cover all, or segments of, six watersheds.   Established by state law, the District is governed by 11 commissioner with taxing authority. .

 

 

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Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) Program

The Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) program brings together scientists and educators to provide teachers with tools and resources on climate change science and impacts so that they are more prepared to teach these complex subjects in the classrooms. The program’s main focus is on providing a support system for middle and high school teachers, but it also engages universities, state departments of education, and educators from natural resource agencies, museums, and aquariums.

 

 

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National Conference of State Legislatures

The bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) serves legislators and staffs in all U. S. States and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies. NCSL's Climate Change service provides the latest science and policy information around the country, and releases regular reports on these issues.

 

 

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a federal-state partnership. The federal government provides funding and administers the system, but the sites are managed on a day to day basis by state agencies, universities and other local partners. The Reserve System has identified climate change and its impacts as strategic priorities, and is developing an initiative with key actions to address climate change adaptation, mitigation, and to promote resilience of estuary ecosystems.

 

 

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National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Following the passage of the NIDIS Act of 2006, The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) was established to develop an integrated drought monitoring and forecasting system at federal, state, and local levels. NIDIS's research goals focus on risk assessment, forecasting, and management. One of its primary projects is the U. S. Drought Portal, which is part of an interactive system to provide early warning about anticipated droughts, impact and risk assessments, planning tools, and drought historical data.

 

 

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National Park Conservation Association (NPCA)

In more than 90 years, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has grown to represent more than 500,000 members and supporters through the DC headquarters and 23 regional and field offices, all working to protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations.   NPCA is working on key initiatives to restore America's national parks by the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 - including climate change.   The NPCA has produced significant research on the impacts of climate change on our national parks and wildlife, and the reports can be accessed on their website.

 

 

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National Research Council

The mission of the National Research Council (NRC) is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public education and understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health. The NRC functions under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The NAS, NAE, IOM, and NRC are part of a private, nonprofit institution that provides science, technology and health policy advice under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln that was originally granted to the NAS in 1863.

 

 

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National Sea Grant Law Center

The National Sea Grant Law Center facilitates the development of new policies, institutional capacities, and management approaches to guide the preservation and use of coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources. The Center provides legal research, outreach, and education on coastal development issues such as working waterfronts, recreation and tourism, resource use, and coastal access.