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The 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference is receiving support from a broad consortium of research groups, federal and state agencies, and non-profit groups, including the following (listed in alphabetical order):
- Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the University of Washington,
- Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC),
- Idaho's "Water in A Changing Climate: Idaho Climate Change" EpSCOR Program,
- Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO),
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
- North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC),
- Northwest Climate Change Collaboration (C3),
- Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI),
- Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC),
- Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU), UW School of Forest Resources,
- The Resource Innovation Group, in affiliation with The Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University,
- Washington Department of Ecology,
- Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife,
- U.S. Department of Interior Northwest Climate Science Center,
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10,
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region, and
- U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
The conference host is the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group.
Conference planning was completed by the Conference Steering Committee (* denotes conference co-chairs):
- * Nicholas Bond, Deputy Director of JISAO and Washington State Climatologist
- Robert Elleman, Meteorologist, US EPA Region 10
- Lynn Helbrecht, Climate Change Coordinator, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Lief Horwitz, USGS Northwest Area Science Program Officer
- Philip Mote, Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Oregon Climate Services
- Trevor Murdock, Lead, Regional Climate Impacts, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
- David Patte, Climate Change Coordinator (Senior Advisor on Ecosystem Change), US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region
- *Amy Snover, Co-Director, UW Climate Impacts Group
- Von Walden, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Idaho
- Francis Zwiers, Director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
The conference co-chairs, Amy Snover and Nick Bond, would like to thank the Steering Committee for their assistance in planning the conference.
Conference organizers are providing $500 to plant 50 trees that will sequester over 62 tons of carbon dioxide via the Go Zero program. Go Zero purchases support The Conservation Fund's efforts to acquire land on behalf of national and state parks or wildlife refuges and to restore that land with native trees that will sequester carbon dioxide over the project's lifetime (estimated at 100 years). While it is difficult to estimate the emissions related to a conference's travel, food, lodging and the facility's energy use, we believe that our sequestration purchase will offset a significant proportion -- or perhaps the totality of our emissions.