NCAP Project Overview


NCAP objectives will be accomplished with workshops, a review of scientific literature, and by working closely with resource experts from the parks, forests, and partner agencies. The final product will be a series of reports by resource sector that will cover climate change projections, resource vulnerabilities, management context and objectives of the agencies, and adaptation strategies with examples of tactics. The resource sectors covered by NCAP will include hydrology, roads and human access, fisheries, wildlife, and vegetation and ecological disturbances.

The following presentation gives and overview of the NCAP project. This presentation was presented by Crystal Raymond at the PNW Climate Science conference in Seattle, WA on September 14th.
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NCAP Project Overview

NCAP is a Forest Service - National Park Service collaboration that is using an "all lands" approach to:

  1. Increase awareness of climate change;
  2. Assess the vulnerability of cultural and natural resources; and
  3. Incorporate climate change adaptation into current management of federal lands in the North Cascades region.

NCAP is an Adaptation Partners Project.

US Forest Service       National Park Service       Climate Impacts Group

Our GTR:
Raymond, CL.; Peterson, DL.; Rochefort, RM., eds. 2014. Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the North Cascades region, WA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-892. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 279 p.

Partnership produces recommendations for managers to respond to climate change in northern Washington

Fires and floods: North Cascades federal lands prepare for climate change

‘Dismal’ snowpack may be new normal in Northwest by Rob Carson for The News Tribune.