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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.
  • Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

    EDEN: Extension Diaster Education Network

    The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is a collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters.

  • Adaptation Workbook

    Adaptation workbook homepage

    The Workbook provides users with a flexible, logical process to consider climate change information and design customized management actions that can help achieve their management objectives.

  • Sustainable Corn

    sustainable corn logo

    Through its research, engagement of Corn Belt farmers, and publications, the project has provided farm management strategies, which farmers can put in place throughout the Corn Belt to make corn-based cropping systems…

  • Useful to Useable (U2U)

    Useful to Usable

    The suite of decision-support tools was a product of this effort to help producers make better long-term decisions on what, when and where to plant, and how to manage crops for maximum yields and minimum environmental…

  • Seedlot Selection Tool

    Seedlot Selection Tool indicating areas with similar climate from which to transfer plant material for restoration.

    To assist foresters and natural resource managers in determining which seedlots (seed or seedling sources) match the current and future climate.