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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bringing Together Cooperative Extension and NE CASC for Climate Adaptation


As more NE CASC projects come to completion, the opportunity to share research-based outputs to an expanded audience of end users has increased. The translation and application of climate science data and products are paramount to effective on-the-ground adaptation.  Extension staff at land-grant universities have a translational role in providing guidance to municipalities, private landowners, farmers, and other practitioners making natural resource management decisions. They work closely with academics, nonprofits, and state agencies to deliver research-based information and approaches. This project will identify extension partners leading on climate adaptation in our region, provide insight on where and how some of these partners and their stakeholders are using NE CASC products, and deliver any new information. It will also propose next steps to strengthen extension connections within the NE CASC region through a community of practice or network model and allow for better science delivery moving forward.