CCAST & SWFireCAP Now Hiring Student Case Study Author!

The Southwest Fire and Climate Adaptation Partnership (SWFireCAP) and the Collaborative Conservation and Adaptation Strategy Toolbox (CCAST) are hiring one student intern to write case studies about fire and climate adaptation in the Southwest. The student intern will focus on writing case studies that will be shared through CCAST’s online library of case studies. This position is open to one undergraduate or graduate student at 20-35 hours per week during summer 2023, with possibility of extending as a part-time position of 10-20 hours per week during the following academic year. This is a hybrid in-person and virtual position with the option of being fully remote. 

Apply now for a position start date of April or May, 2023!


Our Vision

Working together to advance fire and climate adaptation in the Southwest


Ecological processes and disturbances occur at the landscape scale, extending across multiple ownerships. To facilitate climate adaptation planning and implementation for southwestern ecosystems and the human communities they support, we need new and existing collaborative partnerships that extend across jurisdictions working towards similar goals. 

It is now more important than ever to build and maintain partnerships, engage, and learn how to effectively collaborate with state and federal agencies, tribes, and the public. By working together, sharing Indigenous and western knowledge perspectives, being inclusive, and building trust, we can co-develop consistent and effective fire-adapted climate adaptation practices and develop consistent and effective adaptation strategies across our southwestern landscapes. 


Our Guiding Principles

Inclusivity| Cultural Awareness | Collaboration | Evidence Informed | Consensus Based | Transparency | Collective Impact


SWFireCAP is an open and inclusive group of partners with a  shared vision for working together to advance fire and climate adaptation in the southwestern US. We believe that the monumental task of effective climate adaptation requires cross-organization collaboration and leveraging of people, time, resources, and funding. 

Initiated by the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, the SWFireCAP now has several partner organizations and is open to anyone interested in the intersection of climate change and fire in the Southwest. 

The partnership operates with self-governing roundtable teams, which are action-focused groups with the capacity to tackle one or multiple objectives and endure as long as there is energy , interest, and relevance​.