New research from the University of the District of Columbia shows that understanding what people know and perceive is key to designing effective educational programs.
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.

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

 

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Secretary Purdue announced the USDA Agriculture Innovation Agenda on February 20, 2020. The agenda provides a roadmap for “increasing U.S. agricultural production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half,” by 2050. …
Fire and forest management practices play important roles in the current and future success of huckleberry across the Northwest. As we learn more about huckleberry habitat locations, our ability to monitor and adapt management over the short and long-term…
Find out how agroforestry contributes to climate change mitigation in three ways.
At its core, Cooperative Extension works to empower rural and urban communities of all sizes. It helps people to meet the challenges they face, adapt to changing technology, improve nutrition and food safety, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and…
NRCS has expanded planning and funding related to climate smart farming practices for farms.