Latest Southwest Climate Hub Additions

We’d like to extend a huge thanks to Emily Bickle who has served as a research assistant with the Southwest Climate Hub this past year! Emily assisted the Drought Learning Network’s Sharing Management Practices team, where she worked with land managers and…
A new Ranch Drought Monitoring Dashboard aims to provide information to help ranchers in the Great Plains and Southwest U.S. answer common drought-related questions and to support rancher decision-making. The dashboard contains a number of features, including…
The USDA Southwest Climate Hub and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture working lands group synthesized carbon information to investigate how commonly used tools measure up to observed data. Join the SWCH team at a virtual scientist-stakeholder…
“Tools for the Beef Industry”, aka TOBI, searches a database of over 550 decision support tools published by cooperative extension, domestic and international universities and government agencies, NGOs, and private developers.
Since 2017, a group of Agricultural Research Service scientists, Natural Resources Conservation Service air quality experts and others have been working to understand agriculture, air quality and climate change in the Southwestern and Southern Plains Climate…
New research is showing that arid and semi-arid rangeland soils contain surprisingly biodiverse and abundant seed banks; these seeds persisting in the soil may provide a natural resource to help restore degraded rangeland sites that are of economic and…
Managers are looking for innovative ways to adapt diverse forest ecosystems to climate change. The Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change (ASCC) Network is a collaborative effort between managers and scientists exploring robust examples of how to integrate…
Educators from the Asombro Institute for Science Education, are both teachers and scientists who are skilled at translating scientific findings into engaging education activities. In December 2020, they showcased three of the 17 lessons available in the…
Drought impacts information helps the State of Utah in drought monitoring, planning and response efforts, and U.S. Drought Monitor authors in categorizing drought severity. However, drought impacts in Utah have historically been under-reported, meaning that…
The USDA Southwest Climate Hub team prepared flash presentations to showcase our climate adaptation projects. The Hub has three functional areas: 1) research, science synthesis, assessments, 2) tool evaluation, development and technology transfer, and 3)…