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Latest Southwest Climate Hub Additions

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)…
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…
Feral pigs, wild hogs, razorbacks, old world swine, wild boar… feral swine go by many names but they are all the same species as domesticated pigs found on farms: Sus scrofa. Feral swine are dangerous, destructive and invasive and they are a growing problem…
The Southwest Climate Hub supports climate change mitigation through the education of K-12 students, who are both future decision-makers and powerful agents of change within their own families. Our team has developed three scientifically rigorous, hands-on,…
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…