Interagency Clearinghouse of Ecological Information

Central Cascade Adaptive Management Partnership

Mission Statement

The Central Cascades Adaptive Management Partnership (CCAMP or Partnership) creates opportunities for scientists and managers to engage in mutual learning and solution exploration related to complex natural resource challenges on federal lands, with attention to our relationships with all lands.

Emphasis Areas

The Partnership focuses on issues related to managing for resilient landscapes in the face of climate variability and understanding the connections society has with natural resources.


The Partnership facilitates the development and use of both science and management principles to support credible land management decisions.


CCAMP provides platforms for education and mutual learning about forest management, including informal field trips, forums, workshops, and synthesis products. The Partnership also engages in joint administrative studies and demonstration projects on-the-ground.

Decision Making

CCAMP uses a consensus process for making decisions within its Steering Committee. Quarterly meetings provide opportunities for discussion on program of work, priorities and emphasis areas and inter-agency coordination.

Benefits Derived from the Partnership

For the Manager -- Research has shown that the preferred method for dissemination of science findings is through direct interaction among peers, researchers, and practitioners in the field. Increased workloads and decreased budgets are currently barriers to practitioners staying current with research findings. CCAMP provides venues for communication between researchers and managers through efficient use of synthesis, screening of publications for relevant findings, and arranging issue-specific field discussions.

Accessibility and thoughtful use of directly relevant science by practitioners allows for management decisions with stronger foundations.

For the Scientist -- The interaction between scientists and practitioners/managers provides opportunities to identify mutual interests, improve understanding of both technically and socially complex issues, and help scientists understand why “the best science” doesn’t always drive decisions. It provides a sense of direction for future research and gives an opportunity to discus application potential.

Mutual Benefits -- CCAMP helps the science and management communities “think outside of our worlds,” make new connections, and explore up-coming issues. From these collaborative efforts, suggestions for new management approaches have both science credibility and management credibility (i.e., they are operationally and economically feasible).

Steering Committee

Forest Service, Willamette National forest - Forest Supervisor, Deputy Forest Supervisor, Natural Resources Staff, Forest Silviculturist, Public Affairs Officer, Recreation Staff, and District Rangers for the Detroit, Sweet Home, McKenzie River, and Middle Fork Ranger Districts.

Forest Service, PNW Research Station Corvallis - USFS’s Lead Scientist for H. J. Andrews’ Experimental Forest and the Ecosystem Processes Team Leader.

BLM - District Manager, Planner, and Upper Willamette Field Manager for the Eugene BLM; and the Science Liaison from the BLM State Office.

OSU - OSU’s Lead Scientist for Andrews’ Long Term Ecosystem Research Program (LTER), and the Director of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.

U of O - Institute for a Sustainable Environment

USGS - Forest and Range Ecology Science Center