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Latest Northern Plains Climate Hub Additions

The Northern Plains Grasslands Vulnerability Assessment synthesizes the scientific literature about the vulnerability of the northern mixed-grass prairie to climate variability and change.
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.
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,…
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…
The USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub (NPCH) contributed three articles to the "Vulnerability Assessment of US Agriculture and Forests developed by the USDA Climate Hubs" -- a special issue of the journal of Climatic Change (January 2018, Volume 146…
Hailey Wilmer is a transdisciplinary social-ecological researcher. She specializes in applied and co-developed research on working rangeland landscapes. Her work seeks to bolster managers’ capacity to achieve multiple management goals, such as enhanced…
Every spring, ranchers face the same difficult challenge – trying to guess how much grass will be available for livestock to graze during the upcoming summer. An innovative Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” is now helping producers in the Great…
Each spring, ranchers across the Eastern Plains look at their land and ask an important question: How much green can they expect this season?
09/19/17 Flexible Stocking Summit Report

The Flexible Stocking Summit brought ranchers together from eastern Wyoming and Colorado, alongside USDA researchers and University Extension professionals. The summit was held at the Semiarid Grasslands…
Researchers in the Northern Plains have been studying how changes in the atmosphere might impact rangelands throughout the region. With this research under our belt, we can begin strategizing how to adapt our rangeland and grazing management practices to…