NIACS Receives First Ever National Award
The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science at Michigan Tech received the first "Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources" for raising awareness and addressing the impacts of climate change on America's natural resources. The award for federal agency efforts was presented by the National Fish, Wildlife and Plant Climate Adaptation Strategy's Joint Implementation Working Group in partnership with several agencies.
The award recognizes work by NIACS staff as well as many partners who have worked across boundaries to incorporate climate change considerations into more than 185 forest management adaptation projects across the Midwest, Central Appalachians and the Northeast. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) has been designed as a collaborative effort among the Forest Service, Michigan Tech and other universities and forest industry to provide information on managing forests for climate change adaptation, enhanced carbon sequestration and sustainable production of bioenergy and materials.