Idaho

Smoke from fire can reduce air quality by releasing fine particulates that are harmful to human health. To help track and communicate risks related to smoke, some communities have air quality monitoring stations. Communities without air quality monitoring stations often receive…

Portions of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington have been experiencing abnormal dryness and drought conditions since January 2018. A virtual Northwest Drought Workshop was held on 28 and 30 July 2020 that provided information on drought in the region and how some USDA programs are…

Adaptation strategies provide long-term guidance for states, counties, Tribes and communities to plan for future change with the best available science regarding anticipated climate change impacts. These documents are intended to inform a range of planning process at a variety…

Huckleberries are culturally and ecologically important plant species in the Northwest that are affected by climate change and land management practices. In the Northwest, the majority of huckleberry habitat is located on lands managed by the US Forest Service. Fire management…

Included below is a collection of state-level drought information from a variety of sources for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. This is a living document that will be updated as new information becomes available. If you have suggestions or feedback, please contact our…

Modeling Future Perennial Crop SuitabilityAcross the Pacific West, changing climatic conditions are encouraging farmers to reconsider their management practices, including the cultivars and crops they plant. This region, stretching from Oregon to Idaho and Washington to…

Livestock grazing plays an important role in the tribal economies within the Great Basin states, but as the climate continues to warm and water resources decrease, innovative grazing strategies will become critical to sustain healthy rangelands and the complex social and…

Rangelands of the Northwest are complex, interconnected systems covering nearly 100 million acres that are sensitive to drought, wildfire, invasive species and grazing. The large land extent and multiple ownerships characteristic of rangelands pose challenges to access,…

Monthly newsletters from the USDA Northwest Climate Hub The Northwest Climate Hub publishes a monthly newsletter with regionally relevant information including drought status updates, webinars, conferences, funding opportunities and highlights of current research,…