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Adaptation Resources for Agriculture: Responding to Changes in Climate in Alaska

Alaska is at the forefront of climate change. With increases in temperatures, agriculture in Alaska could see more opportunities for production. Climate change will also bring challenges, such as increased risk of invasive species, pests, and diseases. With these opportunities and challenges, farmers and ranchers can implement different adaptation strategies to reduce negative impacts and promote positive effects of climate change on their operations.

Adaptation Resources for Agriculture: Responding to Changes in Climate in Alaska is a workbook that reviews climate change effects on agriculture in Alaska and provides information to help producers adapt their operations. Technology transfer specialists and producers can use this workbook to consider different strategies to increase resilience to weather extremes, improve soil health, and address climate-related challenges. The workbook provides a flexible, structured, and self-guided process for individual agricultural producers to define management goals and objectives, assess site-specific climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, identify adaptation approaches and tactics for implementation, and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented actions on their land. For more information and detailed instructions on how to use the adaptation workbook, see the Pacific Northwest Research Station SciCast Webinar: Adaptation Resources for Agriculture - Responding to Changes in Climate in Alaska.

Explore Case Studies from the Adaptation Workbook

The workbook also includes case studies of agricultural producers in Alaska that used information in the Adaptation Workbook (chapter 4) to implement climate adaptation actions on their farms.