The USDA Northwest Climate Hub and National Drought Mitigation Center are hosting a Northwest Drought Workshop via three virtual sessions in July 2020.
The second session is focused on east-side drought and will be held on 30 July 8 am - 11 am PT. This session includes a panel discussion and peer-to-peer learning about drought adaptation practices for lands east of the Cascades (Eastern Oregon, eastern Washington and Idaho). Panelists and peer-to-peer learning will include agriculture, forestry, and rangelands.
The workshops will provide attendees with a better sense of what drought is, how it is monitored, and impacts of drought in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Information and resources will be shared to raise awareness about drought that can lead to changes in response to dry conditions. This event is for aimed at USDA agency staff (NRCS, FSA, RD, RMA, FS, etc.) and federal partner’s including Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils, Universities, and other State and Federal Agencies.
Intended outcomes include: Increasing drought impact reporting; remaining informed on drought status; developing a summary of information shared for adapting to drought conditions; and identifying participant-driven next steps and needs.
Register via this link. You are welcome to register for as many of the workshops as you'd like, however, attendance is limited, so sign up as soon as possible to secure a spot.