Case Studies: Find out how others are using ClimateWizard

The following examples have been submitted by groups using data obtained from the ClimateWizard

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Conservation planners for the Gulf of California and coastal watersheds, participating in The Nature Conservancy's upcoming Climate Change Adaptation Clinic, have used ClimateWizard monthly maps to understand the potential impacts future climate conditions may have on a variety of conservation targets. 
Anne Gondor - Northwest Mexico Program Office TNC

The USGS Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team has observed recent phenological changes in grizzly bear denning within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem . Scientists are using high resolution historical climate data available in the ClimateWizard to evaluate the climate context in which these events have occurred.   
Mark Haroldson - USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Nature Conservancy scientists are using data from the ClimateWizard to analyze both the historic and future climate conditions in the Lake Champlain watershed . Knowledge of how air temperature and precipitation patterns have changed and may change in the future help conservation managers evaluate the future ecological condition and develop resilient management strategies.
Tom Berry – Vermont Field Office TNC

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is using data presented in the Climate Wizard to measure the projected climate change for landscapes intersected by more than 2000 miles of Appalachian Trail.  This has given this organization the ability to move from qualitative statements about the impact of climate change on the trail to quantitative projections of those impacts and define potential threats.
Matt Robinson - Appalachian Trail Conservancy

A Conservation Action Plan (CAP) for aquatic and riparian targets throughout the Verde River watershed in central Arizona integrated ClimateWizard maps and graphs of both historic and projected data to understand the significance in variables of temperature and precipitation.
Dale Turner - Arizona Chapter TNC

Four teams participating in The Nature Conservancy's Efroymson Fellowship workshop used ClimateWizard data to analyze of how climate change may affects projects sites in Dominican Republic, Arkansas, Indiana, and the Yucatan.
Jora Young - Florida Chapter TNC



The World Wildlife Fund chose ClimateWizard data to understand the climate change impacts on several of its ecoregional programs for strategy planning and support management.
Jessica Forrest - WWF

An AmeriCorps project member chose to use ClimateWizard data to predict the spread of southern invasive species northward to hove those species listed on the Vermont State Invasive Species Quarantine before they arrive.
Calvin Maginel - Vermont Chapter TNC


Management and Restoration:

Director of the Sycan Marsh, Oregon chose ClimateWizard products to better understand how changes in precipitation and temperatures may affect biodiversity targets at Sycan Marsh and the adjoining watersheds. 
Craig Bienz - Oregon Chapter TNC

Land protected biologists selected ClimateWizard data in assisting their Land Acquisition Priority System to help prioritize National Wildlife Refuge land acquisition proposals for land and water conservation funding purposes.
Bill Zinni - Northeast Region USFWS

Arid lands ecologists used ClimateWizard data to enhance their spatial analysis by incorporating expected climate change scenarios to quantify the habitat connectivity of remaining shrub steppe in central and eastern Washington, as the basis for establishing common priority areas for conservation.
Sonia Hall - Washington Field Office TNC