Report Released on Stakeholder Discussions about the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and DOI Climate Science Centers

The recently released Report on the National Partners Dialogue: A Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and DOI Climate Science Centers covers the outcomes of a two-day meeting in 2011 that gathered over 60 representatives from federal, state, and tribal agencies and non-profit groups to discuss the centers' implementation, gather feedback on draft priorities for climate adaptation science, and identify opportunities for improvement. The meeting was convened by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Ecological Society of America, The Wildlife Society, and the Meridian Institute. Discussions and feedback focused around:
  • communication and collaboration between and among scientists and managers;
  • the role of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center;
  • feedback on the draft National Science Agenda;
  • strategies for stakeholder input, especially from tribes and state agencies, into the Climate Science Center Agendas;
  • prioritization of management-relevant science needs; and
  • strategies to support communication and collaboration between the Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.