Colorado State University will be receiving a ribbon-cutting reception from The North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) to commemorate the new facility at CSU’s Natural and Environmental Sciences Building. The event will be held this Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the entrance to the Natural and Environmental Sciences Building.
The ceremony will feature Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes, who will be speaking about the importance of conservation of natural and cultural resources in the west and climate science research. Other notable presenters include U.S. Geological Survey Associate Director Matt Larsen, CSU President Tony Frank, Warner College of Natural Resources Dean Joyce Berry, NC CSC Director Jeffery Morisette and NC CSC University Director Dennis Ojima.
“The center is a collaborative initiative to research and address some of the most important ecological issues related to climate change that are facing our region,” Ojima said. “NC CSC is one part of a national effort to develop resource management strategies that are climate responsive and sustainable.”
The North Central University Consortium, led by CSU, will also be holding a two-day workshop to coincide with the event. The workshop will involve other universities such as the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Wyoming.