Latest Northern Plains Climate Hub Additions

The USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub (NPCH) is excited to share our quarterly accomplishment reports with YOU! Each quarter we highlight a handful of our many accomplishments in a brief, 2-page document.
At least 95% of resource managers want to hear from peers about lessons learned during drought. The Drought Learning Network (DLN) is a new consortium of climate service providers and resource managers building resilience to drought with intentional peer-to-…
Tribal members of the Society for Range Management’s Native American Rangeland Advisory Committee, and many other Tribal representatives recommend that culturally relevant training and capacity building should be a priority for any comprehensive rangeland…
The Grassland Productivity Forecast, or Grass-Cast, is an experimental model that generates map-based forecasts of grassland productivity, offering a potential new tool in the land manager’s drought contingency planning toolbox for grazing lands. The tool is…
Every spring, ranchers face the same difficult challenge—trying to guess how much grass will be available for livestock to graze during the upcoming season. Since May 2019, an innovative Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” has been helping…
Promoting biodiversity on and off-farm, as well as below and above ground, is of utmost importance to agricultural production and Haycamp Farm subscribes to organic production methods that emphasize soil health and minimize off-farm inputs.
In March 2019, the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub and partners organized a 2-day AgroClimate Outreach Exchange for 65 partners from University Extension, Conservation Districts, state government, agriculture, and USDA ARS, NRCS, FS and FSA in Fort Collins,…
Participants at the Durango Community Forest Adaptation Training found that given projected future climate conditions, business-as-usual management practices are inconsistent with existing Community Forest Management Plan objectives. Eight "next steps…
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.
No-till is not a new concept — in fact, it has been a management practice for several decades, but perhaps gained the most momentum since the USDA NRCS initiated their soil health campaign in 2012. However, adopting a new management practice is no small…