Other Resources

  • Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI)

WICCI helps people understand how climate change is affecting Wisconsin.  The WICCI project utilizes Working Groups to bring many scientists from various disciplines together to assess potential impacts and help Wisconsin adapt.  WICCI working groups investigate how potential changes in Wisconsin’s climate might impact natural and human systems and various regions in the state.  WICCI climate scientists have "down-scaled" global climate models to project how Wisconsin's climate has been changing and how it might change in the years to come.

  • Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) 

The Climate Change Response Framework Project began in 2009 to provide information and resources for land managers in northern Wisconsin.  This project was expanded to the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework in 2011 to cover 64 million acres across the Laurentian Mixed Forest Province within northern Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.  The project's overall goals are to help land managers adapt ecosystems to changing climate, learn from partners across ownership boundaries, and rapidly incorporate science and monitoring information into management activities.

To learn more about how NIACS works with GLIFWC tribes, go to Winter 2016 Mazina'igan

  • Gikinoo’wizhiwe Onji Waaban (Guiding for Tomorrow) or “G-WOW”

G-WOW is a service learning curriculum that promotes climate change action by integrating science with place-based evidence, bringing Native perspectives and involvement to address climate change issues by directly engaging Native communities, educators, and students.  The G-WOW Initiative takes this unique approach to increasing awareness of how climate change is affecting Lake Superior’s coastal environment.

  • National Climate Assessment: Midwest Region

The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals provides training, assistance and educational resources to tribes on climate change issues. The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals established its Tribal Climate Change Program in 2009 to provide support and be responsive to the needs of tribes that are preparing for and currently contending with climate change impacts. This program offers training, technical assistance, educational resources, and tools to build capacity of tribes to address climate change impacts.

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters.

  • Climate Change Atlas

The Climate Change Atlas documents the current and possible future distribution of 134 tree species and 147 bird species in the Eastern United States and gives detailed information on environmental characteristics defining these distributions. The atlas is part of the Landscape Change Research Group out of the Northern Forest Research Station, part of the United States Forest Service.

  • Minnesota Climatology Working Group

For many years, state and federal agencies have teamed with the University of Minnesota to provide climate information services to the citizens of Minnesota. The Climatology Working Group is made up of three primary units and numerous collaborators. The primary units of the Working Group are located at the University of Minnesota - Department of Soil, Water, and Climate. The primary units are the State Climatology Office, University of Minnesota Extension Climatology, and the University of Minnesota Climatological Observatory.

  • USA National Phenology Network

The USA National Phenology Network serves science and society by promoting broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and its relationship with environmental change.  The Network is a consortium of individuals and organizations that collect, share, and use phenology data, models, and related information.

  • The Center For Climatic Research

The Center for Climatic Research (CCR) has a 50-year tradition of conducting interdisciplinary research on the climate system. CCR is part of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and includes more than 50 faculty members, scientists, staff, and graduate students. The CCR brings together leading climate scientists with researchers in geography, botany, oceanography, and other disciplines to investigate our past, present, and future climate and their implications for 21st century climate change. Since it was founded, CCR faculty and staff have published over 1,000 scientific articles and CCR supported students have produced 54 master’s theses and 60 PhD dissertations.