Every spring, ranchers face the same difficult challenge—trying to guess how much grass will be available for livestock to graze during the upcoming season. Since May 2019, an innovative Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” has been helping producers in the northern and southern Great Plains reduce this economically important source of uncertainty. Officially launched this spring, Grass-Cast is now available to producers throughout New Mexico and Arizona.
FireCLIME VA is a tool designed to assess ecosystem vulnerability to the effects of fire and climate regime change. It also facilitates the comparison of different ecosystem management strategies under various climate scenarios for reducing the undesirable impacts of climate on wildfire regimes and of wildfire on natural ecosystems
A brief introduction to the Southwest Agroforestry Action Network

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The Grassland Productivity Forecast, or Grass-Cast, is an experimental model that generates map-based forecasts of grassland productivity, offering a potential new tool in the land manager’s drought contingency planning toolbox for grazing lands. The tool…

In August 2020, we convened scientists and technical and service advisors to share preliminary climate predictions for annual forage production on rangelands of the western US over the next three decades. After short presentations on climate, forage, and…

<p>The Southwest Hub offers information in the form of Podcasts, Webinars, and Videos for agricultural producers and natural resource managers on how they can harden their operations to the impacts of extreme weather and climate events.</p>

Every spring, ranchers face the same difficult challenge—trying to guess how much grass will be available for livestock to graze during the upcoming season. Since May 2019, an innovative Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” has been helping…

The nonprofit Asombro Institute for Science Education and the Southwest Sustainable Beef Project have released a fun, educational game for High School students: Solving the Beef. This game encourages players to think broadly, innovatively, and creatively.…