nw climiate science center_logo PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is one of five university partners selected as the new consortium hosting the Department of the Interior’s Northwest Climate Science Center.

University of Washington leads the consortium that also includes Boise State University, University of Montana and Western Washington University. The group was selected as the CSC host consortium after an open competition and extensive review by scientific experts. The Northwest Climate Science Center (NWCSC) is managed by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center.

WSU’s research expertise and outreach efforts related to sustainable resources make the university an obvious partner for the NWCSC. As the only land-grant institution in the consortium, WSU brings unique stakeholder engagement efforts that are critical to finding practical solutions for real-world climate adaptation challenges.

Stephanie Hampton, director of the WSU Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO), is on the NWCSC Cross-University Leadership Team. Expertise and resources from CEREO, the State of Washington Water Research Center (WRC) and WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) will make valuable contributions to the NWCSC. Hampton is joined on the WSU partnership team by WRC director Jonathan Yoder, associate director Jennifer Adam, and CSANR director Chad Kruger. Together they will help a broad variety of WSU faculty and students engage with the NWCSC.

For more information contact Stephanie Hampton, director of the WSU Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach, s.hampton@wsu.edu, 509-335-6750