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The USDA Southwest Climate Hub, located at the Jornada Experimental Range ARS research unit, assists farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in coping with the impacts of climate variability. These impacts include extreme drought, wildfire, tree mortality, increased temperatures and less available water.
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 grant universities to document economic impacts.
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 fire and the Burro Fire
Research and management partnerships, such as the Great Basin Native Plant Program, are developing the much-needed knowledge to utilize key native forbs in restoration in the Great Basin and surrounding regions.
The Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University offers training to tribal environmental professionals to build their capacity to address climate change issues. The courses are taught by instructional teams that…
The Southwest Climate Hub Team attended the 2019 Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) / National Institutes for Water Resources annual meeting, delivering 6 oral presentations and charing 2 sessions. It was a great opportunity to share our …