FireCLIME VA is a tool designed to assess ecosystem vulnerability to the effects of fire and climate regime change. It also facilitates the comparison of different ecosystem management strategies under various climate scenarios for reducing the undesirable impacts of climate on wildfire regimes and of wildfire on natural ecosystems
The USDA Midwest Climate Hub and the Indiana State Climate Office (at Purdue) will provide a 1.5 day workshop on regional research, management, and monitoring needs with an emphasis on herbicide/pesticide drift issues.
Increasing humidity and precipitation and rising extreme temperatures are having negative impacts across the Midwest. Integrating climate adaptation into planning processes can help build adaptive capacity to increase climate resilience. The U.S. Climate Resiliency Toolkit for the Midwest Region is an excellent resource to find case studies, tools, expertise and steps to resilience to plan adaptation to a changing climate in many sectors, including agriculture. 

Upcoming Events

Sep 22 - Sep 24 Great Plains Fire Summit

Map of United States defining the geographic region covered by each climate hub

 

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Researchers are showing that large storms are becoming more frequent, high tides are reaching farther inland, and saltwater is spreading through fresh groundwater faster than it has in past decades.
Every year the USA National Phenology Network (USA NPN) analyse spring leaf out and spring bloom data to see if spring is arriving unusually early or late. This year, much of Arizona, about half of New Mexico, and the southwestern third of Nevada are…
Dr. Gary Nabhan of the University of Arizona spoke at New Mexico State University’s Climate Change Education Series. His discussion, Redesigning desert agriculture for climate change: biomimicry, nurse plant ecology & succulent plants, addressed how…
In January, the USDA Southwest Climate Hub joined other members of the Sustainable Southwest Beef team to introduce producers to their new NIFA-funded project. They surveyed about 125 producers from over 7 states to see what aspects of the project were most…
Cold temperatures and wind chills aren't looking favorable for next week March 16 – 20 2020 throughout much of the western US.