NIACS develops synthesis products, fosters communication, pursues applied science, and provides technical assistance for climate adaptation and carbon management.

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) is a collaborative, multi-institutional partnership that helps land and natural resource managers address the impacts of climate change and related stressors. NIACS is led by the USDA Forest Service and composed of Federal, research, conservation, higher education, and tribal organizations.

Our mission is to provide applied ecological, economic, social, and cultural information that can be used in climate adaptation and forest carbon management