The NCCSC opened its doors in 2011 to serve DOI land managers within a seven-state region.
(5) NPCH also serves as a messenger in collaboration with the land grant Cooperative Extension for working-land managers, relaying their weather or climate-related concerns and ideas back to USDA, WWA, NCCSC, and other partners.
The goal of the Wind River Drought Preparedness Project is to coproduce actionable science for drought preparedness through foundational partnerships with the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes at Wind River Reservation (WRR), NCCSC, WWA, NPCH, among many other government agencies and university partners.
For example, NPCH has longstanding relationships with farmers and ranchers through USDA service centers, agricultural experiment stations, and cooperative extension at land grant universities and producer organizations; NCCSC has close ties with state and federal fish, wildlife, and resource managers as well as tribal communities; and WWA works hand-in-hand with water resources managers and municipalities.
For example, the NCCSC and NPCH share a joint stakeholder committee; members of the WWA research team are imbedded within NCCSC's management structure; the WWA Advisory Board includes leadership from NCCSC and NPCH; and the three entities hold twice-yearly joint meetings.