Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

USDA Climate Hubs

NIACS leads the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, which part of the broader network of USDA Climate Hubs

NIACS artworkThe Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) develops synthesis products, fosters communication, and pursues science in climate change and carbon cycling and management.
NIACS is a collaborative effort among the Forest Service, universities, conservation organizations, and forest industry to provide information on managing forests for climate change adaptation and enhanced carbon sequestration. As a regional, multi-institutional entity, NIACS builds partnerships, facilitates research, and synthesizes information to bridge the gap between carbon and climate science research and the information and management needs of natural resource professionals, woodland owners, policymakers, and members of the public. Learn more about NIACS >>

Our Mission

The mission of NIACS is to provide applied ecological, economic, social, and cultural information that can be used in climate adaptation and forest carbon management, including carbon sequestration and bioenergy.
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Our People

NIACS staff conduct research and perform science delivery to make the best available science available to land managers, woodland owners, and others working to sustain natural ecosystems.
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