In The News
Monitor this page for important announcements and events associated with TACCIMO, including training opportunities, TACCIMO appearances at meetings, and other newsworthy information.

TACCIMO Leads Workshop at the United South and Eastern Tribes Conference
May 15, 2013

TACCIMO staff delivered a 3hr virtual workshop for the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) Natural Resources Committee at their semi-annual meeting held in Niagara Falls, New York. Serra Hoagland, Southern Research Station tribal representative, attended the meeting in-person to act as a local facilitator. The workshop provided an overview of climate change issues, with special focus on tribal connections, as well as an overview and interactive session focusing on use of the TACCIMO as a technology transfer support tool. USET is a non-profit, inter-tribal organization that collectively represents 26 federally recognized member Tribes at the regional and national level. The USET 2013 Semi-Annual Meeting was hosted by the Seneca Nation of Indians.
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TACCIMO Supports Public Outreach needs for National Forests in the Southern Region
May 1, 2013

TACCIMO continues to support the planning needs of National Forests in the southern region through public outreach materials that explain the key effects of climate change on forest resources and potential adaptive management options. As part of the public collaboration process for the Assessment Phase of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land and Resource Management Plan Revision, TACCIMO provided a 2-page fact sheet to present at public outreach meetings entitled "Climate Change and Your National Forests." The fact sheet cites over 50 peer-reviewed sources from TACCIMO's scientific literature database. TACCIMO continues to further support the assessment phase of the plan revision through a comprehensive climate change science review and analysis, focusing on key species, systems, and processes in and around the forests.
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TACCIMO Partners with the PINEMAP Project's Extension Aim
April 29, 2013

TACCIMO is partnering with extension professionals working on the Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project (PINEMAP) to deliver the science resources needed to help landowners to increase forest carbon sequestration, nitrogen fertilizer efficiency, and forest resilience under changing climate. The goal of the partnership is to rewrite TACCIMO's state-oriented factsheet, which succinctly reviews forest threats and associated management solutions for North Carolina, to apply to the region covered by PINEMAP (the southeastern US). This partnership was recently highlighted in the PINEMAP Year 2 Annual Report, and the factsheet will be released in summer 2013.
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TACCIMO Presents at the 11th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop
April 25, 2013

Emrys Treasure, Project Coordinator for the TACCIMO tool, presented on the TACCIMO project's collaboration with the Nature Conservancy's Climate Wizard at the recent conference in Logan, Utah. The oral presentation was part of a session on decision support tools, and highlighted the user-engaged and rapid-prototyping development model and the web-application implications of these results within TACCIMO. The Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, initiated in 2002 by the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Division, brings together a diverse group of climate researchers, climate product producers, and users to share developments in research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making.
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TACCIMO Supports a Vulnerability Assessment Workshop for the Sierra Nevada
March 5, 2013

EcoAdapt hosted the first of two workshops on climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning for the Sierra Nevada. The project, f unded through the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative, brings together the science resources in TACCIMO with non-profit partners EcoAdapt and the GeosInstitute and local experts to assess the vulnerability of a suite of focal resources (species, habitats, ecosystem services) to climate change. TACCIMO's literature information provided the basis for the Background Resource Packets which provided participants with a summary of the effects of climate change on the focal resources. More information about the Sierra Nevada vulnerability assessment project can be found at TACCIMO Case Studies.
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TACCIMO Leads Workshop at 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference
Emrys Treasure, TACCIMO project coordinator, and Lisa Jennings, TACCIMO content manager, led an interactive workshop at the 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, themed "At the Crossroads: Looking Toward the Future in a Changing Environment," in Raleigh, NC. The conference, hosted by the International Association of Wildland Fire, involves fire professionals from around the world. TACCIMO's workshop, entitled "Fire, Fuels, and Climate: Science Resources to Keep Pace with a Changing World," focused on the effects of climate change on forest fuels and fire behavior and drew an audience from Federal and State Agencies and well as Academic Institutions. Date: February 19, 2013
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TACCIMO presents to the Interagency Land Management Adaptation Group
TACCIMO's Principle Investigator Steve McNulty was the featured presenter at a seminar hosted by the Interagency Land Management Adaptation Group (ILMAG) in Washington, DC. The ILMAG is an informal collaborative effort of federal land management and science agencies designed to integrate adaptation to climate change and related stressors into land management activities; develop shared capacity for training, monitoring, and assessments; improve science/management coordination; and build inclusive landscape scale adaptation strategies. A video of the presentation, entitled "Climate is changing the rules of ecosystem management: TACCIMO is changing our approach….” can be viewed by clicking on the above link. Date: February 13, 2013
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TACCIMO PI Steve McNulty Named "Most Distinguished" in Forest Science
TACCIMO's Principle Investigator, Steve McNulty, recently received the Forest Service national Research and Development “Distinguished Science Award.” He is recognized for sustained research productivity, proactive science technology, innovative leadership, applied forest science, and longtime federal service. “I’m deeply honored to receive the Forest Service distinguished science award,” says McNulty, “Forest science positively impacts some of society’s most significant environmental issues, including climate change, water supply, and timber production. I value collaborating with a team of public, private, and university partners who are on the cutting-edge of science exploration and discovery.” Date: February 2, 2013
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Climate Change Tool Reaches a "Grand" Milestone to Aid Forest Planning and Management
TACCIMO continues to expand and provide land managers, planners, and other decision makers with the best climate change science available. TACCIMO’s scientific literature database now contains information from more than 1,000 peer-reviewed sources describing the effects of climate change on natural resources as well as land management options that can help forests adapt to changing conditions. In addition to expanding TACCIMO’s scientific literature database, the TACCIMO development team is generating information to support Land and Resource Management Plan revision processes for El Yunque, Francis Marion, Nantahala-Pisgah, and the Southern Sierra National Forests (Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests).
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TACCIMO presents at the 45th annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall conference in San Francisco
Lisa Jennings, Content Manager for the TACCIMO tool, presented a poster on the TACCIMO project at the recent AGU conference in San Francisco. The poster was part of the session entitled "strategic climate change partnerships: integrating regional research, conservation, and natural resource management". The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders.
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Fire Lines Newsletter Features TACCIMO Ahead of International Conference
The September/October issue of Fire Lines, the Southern Fire Exchange newsletter, includes TACCIMO as a featured online tool. The TACCIMO feature serves as a preview to a workshop that will be held as part of the International Association of Wildland Fire’s 4th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. The goal of the TACCIMO workshop is to familiarize participants with the TACCIMO tool through guided case studies focusing on the effects of climate change on fire and fuel management in the southern United States.
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TACCIMO's PI Steve McNulty Receives Station Director’s Award
Each year, the Southern Research Station (SRS) Director honors employees for significant achievements in research, support, and outreach efforts. During an October ceremony, SRS Director Rob Doudrick presented awards in eleven categories to SRS scientists and staff. Steve McNulty received the Distinguished Science Award - For distinguished scientific leadership and contributions on the effects of climate change and other ecosystem stresses for the benefit of both science and resource management.
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TACCIMO v2.2 is Here!
The newest version includes updated explorer functionality, new reporting formats, expanded content development for USFS Regions 8 and 5, and enhanced user support and training capabilities.
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TACCIMO reaches 3,000
The development team announces TACCIMO’s science literature database reaching 3,000 unique quotations describing the effects of climate change supported close to 800 management options.
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Answering The Call-Making Science Accessible For Forest Planners
TACCIMO was recently featured in Compass, the Southern Research Station's science magazine. The story focuses on the driving forces behind TACCIMO development and recent examples of application to forest planning needs on the George Washington NF.
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TACCIMO has recently undergone significant improvements in content organization and availability.
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TACCIMO was originally developed by the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC). Recently, EFETAC's sister center the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC) began providing content in TACCIMO focused on climate change issues specific to western forests.
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TACCIMO received the 2010 Regional Forester Honor Award for Technology Transfer (Southern Region).
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Supporting the USDA Forest Service Climate Change Performance Scorecard
Did you know that TACCIMO can support the USDA Forest Service Climate Change Performance Scorecard? Find out how the TACCIMO tool connects with three of the four Scorecard Elements.
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