Southwest Climate
Adaptation Science Center

The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) was established in 2011 to provide objective scientific information, tools, and techniques that land, water, wildlife, and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change impacts in the southwestern United States.

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Come Rain or Shine Podcast

This SW CASC/USDA SW Climate Hub collaborative podcast highlights stories about recent advances in climate science, weather and climate adaptation, and innovative practices to support resilient landscapes and communities.

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Tribal Engagement

Find out more about SW CASC's participation in Tribal engagement initiatives and projects.


The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) is a collaborative federal-university partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and seven academic institutions from across the U.S. Southwest.

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