Forecasts and Planning Tools

Planning Case Studies

ARCHIVE COPY - specific details may be out of date (archived May 2010)

Climate Impacts Group (CIG) researchers have partnered with public and private organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest (PNW) to conduct detailed studies investigating the impacts of climate variability and change on specific resource management concerns and/or geographic areas. This type of detailed analysis, which has been applied most extensively by CIG to water resource management, plays an important role in developing regional capacity to adapt to climate impacts. The studies are particularly useful for policy making and infrastructure development assessments.

Recent planning research partnerships include:

In addition to specific technical studies, the CIG provides more generalized technical assistance on climate and climate impacts for a variety of federal, state, and local resource planning efforts. One such example is CIG’s work with the Washington State Watershed Planning Program.