2009 Climate Change Research Strategy
The Rocky Mountain Research Station's 2009 Climate Change Research Strategy highlights the station's climate change research and science delivery capacity to support the needs of it clients and partners.
For more information on the station's climate change effort, please contact any member of our climate change coordination team listed below.
- Internal Science Activity Integration and CollaborationóCindy Swanson (406-329-3388, cswanson[at]fs.fed.us)
- External Partnerships and Science Management CoordinationóJan Engert (970-498-1377, jengert[at]fs.fed.us)
- Technical Science LeadóLinda Joyce (970-498-2560, ljoyce[at]fs.fed.us)
Reporting, Accountability and Staff SupportóJennifer Hayes (970-498-1349, jenniferhayes[at]fs.fed.us)
Climate Change Resource Center
The Climate Change Resource Center is a reference Web site for resource managers and decision
makers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation on
lands in the West. Changing climates have already catalyzed changes in environments throughout the West, and
future effects are expected to be greater. Although future scenarios are daunting, managers can do much to
promote adaptation to climate change and encourage reduction of human effects on climate.
National Leadership RolesIn collaborations with the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Research Stations, and university partners, the Rocky Mountain Research Station has taken key leadership roles in catalyzing coordinated and integrated research to develop information and tools to support land management and planning under climate change.
Effects on Ecosystems and People
The diversity of environmental conditions across the RMRS territory — with landscapes from the Mexican border to the Canadian border — serves as a laboratory for studying climate change in the Interior West. Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists are studying climate as it influences plants, animals, ecosystems, disturbance patterns, and social and economic systems. This research supports land management and planning needs for addressing climate change.