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Cultivating Resilience: Climate-Smart Strategies for Working Lands

Cultivating Resilience Webinars: Climate-Smart Strategies for Working Lands

This webinar series explores innovative practices and technologies to build resilience and sustainability in our food and fiber systems. As climate change impacts intensify, the world's farmers, ranchers, and foresters need adaptive solutions to ensure food security and the long-term viability of productive lands. This webinar series provides essential information and strategies for transitioning to climate-smart techniques.

Upcoming sessions will cover soil regeneration methods, water conservation practices, agroforestry practices, diversified cropping systems, and more. We’ll feature expert guests working on the cutting edge of technology and hear practical tips that natural resource managers can apply right away. The goal is to highlight actionable steps that lead to improved productivity and profitability while also enhancing environmental stewardship. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer looking to strengthen your climate resilience or a young policy maker creating supportive regulatory environments, this webinar series will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed for climate-informed decisions.

Series topics will be applicable to international and domestic stakeholders across the farming, forestry, managing, and planning disciplines working in Federal, State, Tribal, and local government agencies, and non-government and private organizations, with an interest in the intersection of climate change adaptation, forest ecology, and natural resource management.

Webinars will be announced in advance and are presented in a Microsoft Teams format. All webinar recordings will be posted to this page.

  • Title slide for November 2023 presentation.

    Nature-Based, Unconventional, and Innovative Water Management Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture

    Presented on November 8, 2023.

    Throughout the webinar, speakers gave examples of how technologies like solar-powered irrigation, ecological restoration projects, compost application, and genetically modified drought-tolerant crops can tangibly improve water use efficiency and resilience in agriculture. Insights were also shared around guidelines and policies intended to enable the safe reuse of water. An engaged audience asked important questions about avoiding over pumping aquifers, how water rights come into play with some of these approaches and examining the real-world economic viability of certain water sustainability projects.