Northwest

Portions of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington have been experiencing abnormally dry to drought conditions since January 2018. On 28 and 30 July 2020, there was a virtual Northwest Drought Workshop with the goals of learning how the US Drought Monitor map is made each week, how…

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,…

Farmers have been adapting to climatic conditions for centuries often using irrigation as an adaptation tool. In the Northwest climate models project warmer and slightly drier summers and a reduction in summer water availability due to increasing winter temperatures that will…

To help refine drought metrics to be more regionally specific for southeast Alaska, the Northwest Climate Hub is working with the National Drought Mitigation Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Alaska Center for Climate…