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The tools presented below represent a portion of the tools available for the climate, agriculture and forestry sectors. The tools range from specialized calculators to maps, models and datasets estimating a variety of outputs (e.g., crop production, greenhouse gas flux, and species distribution). Certain tools may be more relevant to land managers to aid in year-to-year decision-making, while others are more useful for researchers studying agriculture and climate change. Keep in mind that all tools have limitations and make assumptions that may not be appropriate for an entity’s climate/region/crop/soil type. USDA does not endorse the tools presented below. The tool list is provided for informational purposes only, and is not exhaustive.
  • Global Farm Animals Ration Programs

    Close up of calves on animal farm eating food

    GlobalFARP can help small-scale producers by offering ration programs in their local languages and optimizing least cost rations using their local feeds and at the same time helping to mitigate methane emissions.

  • COMET-Planner Global

    COMET-Planner Global Screenshot

    The tool allows people around the world to zoom into a map, place a marker on their farm, select their current land use, select their conservation practices, and determine the soil carbon sequestration benefits their…

  • Soil and Water Assessment Tool

    planet earth globe in wave of water in the ocean

    The Soil & Water Assessment Tool is a small watershed to river basin-scale model used to simulate the quality and quantity of surface and ground water and predict the environmental impact of land use, land…

  • Water Adaptation Techniques Atlas (WATA)

    Dry ground

    As the effects of climate change coupled with economic and population growth put increasing strain on water resources in the Southwestern U.S., what can be done to adapt? The Water Adaptation Techniques Atlas (WATA) is…

  • Climate Quick Reference Guides

    Climate examples

    Climate Quick Reference Guides provide via clicking a map a standardized guide to each county of the U.S. with brief description of historic and projected climate changes plus other county-level data including current…

  • Forest Climate and Action Scorecards

    Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

    "Scorecards" help landowners think about forests at a property-level, focused on topics such as forest diversity, structure, regeneration, and other factors. Each Scorecard is accompanied by a list of Climate-…