Latest Southwest Climate Hub Additions

The SW Climate Hub received funds to support economic impact assessments of the brutal 2018 drought, and the Hub is working with a team including the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah) and land…
The SWCH recently met with Ellen Roberts to learn about EIB funds for forest health projects to minimize catastrophic wildfires, generate electricity and produce high-grade biochar. The San Juan National Forest (SJNF) suffered two wildfires in 2018, the 416…
Future water availability is a big concern in the American Southwest, and it's one of the main research and outreach areas for the Southwest Climate Hub. We invite you to take a look at our new article published on the Futurum website: “Learning to Live…
The Southwest Hub teamed up with the Arizona Drought Monitoring Technical Committee, CLIMAS, the National Drought Mitigation Center and the National Weather Service to bring a Drought Monitoring and Reporting Workshop to Scottsdale on March 6th.  We know from…
Julian Reyes reports on updates from the project group working on "Soil as a social ecological feedback: Mapping the social and ecological processes for agroecosystem resilience in the era of climate change" and their visit to SESYNC.
The USDA Southwest Climate Hub and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) worked together to produce two drought vulnerability assessments at the Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) level based on ESs/STMs that will help landowners and government agencies…
A report describing the potential vulnerability of crops, forests and animal agriculture to climate-driven environmental changes (Sw and CA Hub regions)
This report provides a science-based assessment of adaptation and mitigation mechanisms that agroforestry can confer, all of which are important for food security. It reviews social, cultural, and economic aspects of agroforestry and the capacity of…