Interagency Clearinghouse of Ecological Information

Getting Started

Start here by becoming familiar with the Forest Service’s Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) website.  If you are new to the topic of climate change, begin with the Climate Change Primer.  After that, explore the range of topics on the site, or focus on those of particular interest to you.

On this site we also present links to the Washington and Oregon state climate change assessment documents. (See Washington assessment and Oregon assessment, respectively). These excellent resources provide a wealth of information relevant to expected trends in climate affecting our natural resources in the Northwest.

If you become familiar with the CCRC, Washington assessment, and Oregon assessment websites, you will have a firm foundation of understanding climate change as you approach writing NEPA documents, engaging in discussions, and helping to shape our implementation.