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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.
  • Pacific Northwest Biochar Atlas

    smoking biochar

    A growing body of evidence suggests that biochars can provide “win-win-win” solutions to sustain rural livelihoods, preserve natural ecosystems, and adapt to climate variability.

  • Story Map: Exploring the USDA in the Caribbean

    Exploring the USDA in the Caribbean

    Contains information about USDA agencies that provide technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers and forest landowners who wish to improve their operations and/or establish conservation practices on…

  • NIACS Climate Change Response Framework

    Climate Change Response Framework (Forestadaptation.org)

    The Climate Change Response Framework is a collaborative, cross-boundary approach among scientists, managers, and landowners to incorporate climate change considerations into natural resource management.

  • i-Tree

    Neighborhood trees line a city street

    i-Tree consists of several different applications focused on quantifying the benefits of local trees for neighborhoods and communities. Each application has a unique focus, however several calculate the carbon…

  • Global Carbon Atlas

    Map of emissions by country for 2015

    Allows users to explore, visualize and interpret national to global carbon data from both human activities and natural processes.