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Tools


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.
  • Alaska Wildfires: Past and Present

    screenshot of map tool

    Use this map to see locations and sizes of wildfires in context of long-term fire history, land cover types, current fires, fire size, fire cause, and more.

  • AgBiz Logic

    screenshot from tool

    A series of integrated decision support tools to help agricultural businesses add value.

  • Comet-Farm

    screenshot from tool

    Report comparing carbon changes and greenhouse emissions between current management practices and future scenarios.

  • California Avian Center

    bluebird sitting on stick, USDA

    This mapping tool allows the user to produce maps of present day and future bird distributions, vegetation distribution or climate variables. The spatial data produced by this tool can be downloaded or viewed on screen.

  • MC1 Dynamic Vegetation Model

    US Forest Service MC1 https://www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/tools/mc1

    MC1 is a dynamic vegetation model, meaning that it gives the user information about the processes (e.g. nutrient cycling, fire) that will influence vegetation responses to climate change.