Southwest Oregon Adaptation Partnership

Southwest Oregon Adaptation Partnership


  • U.S. Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Umpqua National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region, Pacific Northwest Research Station
  • Bureau of Land Management Medford District, Roseburg District
  • National Park Service Oregon Caves National Monument
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Southwest Oregon Adaptation Partnership (SWOAP)

SWOAP is a Forest Service science-management collaboration with the goals to
  • Synthesize the best available scientific information to assess climate change vulnerability and develop adaptation strategies in southwestern Oregon in order to understand and mitigate potentially adverse effects of climate change on natural resources and ecosystem services.
  • Develop a framework and tools for resource managers to incorporate the best available science into assessments, resource management plans, resource monitoring, project design, NEPA analysis, conservation strategies, and State Wildlife Action Plan updates.

SWOAP News & Updates

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Southwest Oregon 3/2022: Our GTR is available for download. Halofsky, Jessica E.; Peterson, David L.; Gravenmier, Rebecca A., eds. 2022. Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in southwest Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-995. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 445 p.
5/2018: SWOAP Vulnerability Assessment Summaries (PDF)
7/2017: SWOAP is featured in Northwest Fire Science Consortium's Summer 2017 Research Brief:
NWFSC Research Brief #14: Engagement Strategies: Helping Facilitate Development & Implementation of Adaptation Options