Welcome to the North Central Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Network!
The combination of invasive species and climate change creates unique challenges for natural resource managers. We are developing a network of experts to produce useful and usable science to protect native systems and enhance resilience in the North Central region (CO, WY, KS, NE, SD, ND, MT). Our objectives are to 1) connect researchers, managers, and other stakeholder, 2) conduct priority research including synthesizing existing information, and 3) ultimately reduce the impacts of invasive species in a changing climate.
Here you will find a summary of what we do, ways to engage, and a variety of resources to use and share.
News and Upcoming Events
The NC RISCC is hosting a series of workshops starting in Fall 2023. The 2nd workshop will take place in summer/fall of 2024. Stay tuned for more details and visit our Upcoming Workshops page to learn more!
Check out the Workshop 1 Infographic which summarizes the outcomes of the 1st workshop in Ecological Transformation Workshop Series.
The NC RISCC team conducted a survey of managers and researchers in the region to better understand priorities related to invasive species and climate change, and the results of this survey can be found in the 2023 practitioner survey report. Survey Report can be found here.
The NC RISCC is funded by the USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC), as well as Earth Lab and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder.