North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC)


Established in 2011, the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CSC) is a partnership between the US Geological Survey, the University of Colorado Boulder and five consortium partners. The NC CASC fosters innovative and applied research in support of tribal, federal, state, and local natural resource management and decision-making.

The North Central center is one of nine regional climate centers in the national CASC network created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. It serves Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska. 

To facilitate communication and collaboration with Tribal Nations in the region, the NC CASC is joined by a Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Liaison.


  • University of Colorado at Boulder (Host)
  • Conservation Science Partners
  • Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Montana
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Past consortium members: 2011-2018: Colorado State University (Host), Colorado School of Mines, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Iowa State University, University of Wyoming, Montana State University, Kansas State University

Primary Contact:

Aparna Bamzai-Dodson, PhD (Acting Director)
[email protected]