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Tools and Resources



The long-term goal of SERCH is to use cost-effective education, extension, technology support, research assessment, and forecasting to maintain and enhance the sustainability of southeastern working lands. Sharing info to meet that goal - through webinars, workshops, classes, apps, or online tools - is a big piece of our day to day work.





  • AgroClimate: Web-based suite of tools lead by University of Florida researchers to assist southeastern farmers with making climate-informed decisions. AgroClimate integrates real-time climate data into its decision support tools and translates that science into locally-scaled, user-specific information.
  • Climate Hubs Tool Shed: National Hubs effort led by SERCH that provides an inventory of online tools assessed by their attributes for working land managers. The Tool Shed enables land managers to identify tools and resources for maximizing their short- and long-term working land productivity, sustainability, and economic gain.
  • NRCS Climate Concerns and Adaptation Practices (CCAP): Beta tool that links climate variability and change with NRCS resource concerns and related conservation practices. Tool includes a video tutorial and step-by-step user guide.
  • SERCH LIGHTS Cattle Heat Stress Alert: Prototype alert that emails subscribers when cattle heat stress conditions are forecast for their location. Heat stress forecasts produced as a partnership of USDA ARS and NOAA National Weather Service.
  • SERCH LIGHTS Monthly Drought Alert: Prototype alert that emails subscribers when monthly drought conditions are forecast to change for their location. Drought forecast produced by NOAA Climate Prediction Center.
  • Service Foresters' Toolkit: App for Android, iPhone, or iPad based on USDA Forest Service Service Forester's Handbook that provides quick reference for basic forest and land measurements, tree measurements, volume tables, site index charts, and more.
  • TACCIMO: Tool that delivers access to the most current climate change science, including dynamically linked peer-reviewed publication findings that describe effects and management options. Topic sectors include forests, agriclutre, rangeland, climate trends, and livestock.


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