John Rybczyk, an associate professor in Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, is among the founding members of the Climate Science Consortium, a group of research scientists from federal, state, municipal, tribal, university and non-governmental organizations working in the Skagit basin.
Members seek to understand how the landscape, plants, animals and people may be affected by changes in the patterns of rain, snow, temperature, storms and tides. SC2 members also seek to make their findings available to private and public decision-makers and to work interactively within the Skagit community to ensure their findings are relevant and usable.
This effort seeks to integrate locally based glacier, hydrology, ecology, fisheries, sediment and dam-management research. Visit the website at www.skagitclimatescience.org for more information.