Climate Change Response Framework Partners (selected)

Climate change is a cross-boundary issue that affects all lands. Effective partnerships expand the capacities of individual organizations to cope with climate change complexities. Collaborative partnerships are the foundation for all CCRF activities.


Bureau of Indian Affairs

National Park Service

  • Climate Change Response Program
  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  • Mississippi River National Recreation Area

Northeast Climate Science Center

Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Climate Hubs

USDA Forest Service

  • Eastern Region
  • National Forests
    • Allegheny
    • Chequamegon-Nicolet
    • Chippewa
    • Green Mountain-Finger Lakes
    • Hiawatha
    • Hoosier
    • Huron-Manistee
    • Mark Twain
    • Monongahela
    • Ottawa
    • Shawnee
    • Superior
    • Wayne
    • White Mountain
    • Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
  • Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry
  • Northern Research Station

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge
  • Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuges 

U.S. Geological Survey

State Agencies










New Jersey

New Hampshire

New York



Rhode Island



West Virginia



  • Cook County, Kane County, Lake County


  • Carlton County, Hennepin County, Lake County, St. Louis County, Washington County


  • Bayfield County, Florence County

Native American Tribes

1854 Treaty Authority

Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Bay Mills Indian Community

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Forest County Potawatomi Community

Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa

Mashantucket Pequot Tribe

Menominee Tribal Enterprises

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Red Lake Nation Saginaw Chippewa Tribe

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Sault St. Marie Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa

Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians

Sokaogon Chippewa Community


Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Commission

City of Cambridge, MA

Twin Cities Metropolitan Council

Providence Water

Colleges and Universities

College of Menominee Nation

Cornell University

DePaul University

Delaware State University

George Washington University

Indiana University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Office of Sustainability

Michigan Technological University

Michigan State University

Northland College

Ohio State University

Paul Smith’s College

Penn State University

Purdue University

Rutgers University

Shippensburg University

University of Delaware

University of Connecticut

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts

University of Maine

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri-Columbia

University of Missouri-St. Louis

University of New Hampshire

University of Rhode Island

University of Vermont

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Western Illinois University

West Virginia University

Private and Non-profit

Aldo Leopold Foundation

American Bird Conservancy

American Forests

American Forest Foundation

Chicago Botanic Garden

Ducks Unlimited

The Field Museum

The Forest Stewards Guild

Heart of the Lakes

Holden Arboretum

LAD Foundation

Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership (LEAP)

Longwood Gardens


Massachusetts Audubon

Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee

Mississippi Park Connection

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Morton Arboretum

New England Forestry Foundation

The Nature Conservancy

Rajala Companies

Renewable Resource Solutions

Trout Unlimited

Trust for Public Land

The Trustee of Reservations

Vermont Land Trust

The Wildlife Conservation Society

Institutes and Cooperatives

Boston Metro Mayors Coalition

Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University

Central Hardwoods Joint Venture

Chicago Region Trees Initiative

Chicago Wilderness

Cloquet Forestry Center

Center for First American Forestlands 

Collaborative Oak Management in Ohio’s Appalachian Forests (A Joint Chiefs’ Landscape   Restoration Partnership)

Delaware River Basin Project

Illinois Natural History Survey

Massachusetts Woodlands Institute

Michigan Climate Coalition

Minnesota Forest Resources Council

Minnesota Forest Resources Partnership

Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Council

Pinchot Institute

Rhode Island Woodland Partnership

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Superior Watershed Partnership

Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts