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Translating Climate Science into Action

Learn how the USDA Climate Hubs empower people to make climate-informed decisions.

Climate Hubs OverviewClimate change presents threats to America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and communities across the country. The USDA Climate Hubs work across the U.S. to develop climate-smart solutions.

Hurricane Recovery: The USDA Climate Hub commodity-specific recovery guides help producers recover from hurricanes more quickly while minimizing crop and economic losses.

Urban Forest Management: The Urban Forest Climate and Health Adaptation Menu can be used to increase climate resilience in urban landscapes, providing benefits for both people and the planet. 

Wildfire Resilience: Fires are a complex challenge, and the USDA Climate Hubs are applying the best science and outreach to help all lands be more resilient.

Tribal Nation Engagement: The USDA Climate Hubs actively engage and collaborate with Tribal Nations and communities to provide climate tools and guidance that incorporate Tribal perspectives.  

Carbon sequestration: Farms and forests are powerful nature-based carbon sinks. USDA Climate Hubs tools can help increase climate resilience, enhance productivity, and maintain critical environmental benefits.

Risk Reduction with Grass-Cast: Grass-Cast is an online tool that helps land managers anticipate drought earlier and respond with flexibility and foresight.

Climate Education: Working alongside community partners, the USDA Climate Hubs are increasing climate literacy and empowering people to make climate-informed decisions on working lands across the country.

Drought Resilience: The USDA Climate Hubs help producers to be more resilient in the face of drought, which negatively impacts human health, forests, food production, and the economy each year.

Methane Emissions: The USDA Climate Hubs deliver solutions to help reduce methane and other greenhouse gas emissions while working alongside land managers to support on-the-ground resilience efforts.

Wood Debris into Treasure: The USDA Caribbean Climate Hub helped build community resilience in Puerto Rico by transforming wood debris into treasure in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

A Climate-Resilient FutureThe USDA Climate Hubs translate science into action working with trusted community partners across diverse landscapes to support healthy and resilient working lands.

We thank the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service who provided funding for these videos. Additional thanks to our contractor RIVA in co-developing and co-producing the videos with the Climate Hubs staff.