Research & Data

Climate change is expected to make agricultural production more uncertain leaving producers and land managers to adapt to new and changing weather patterns and markets. Regionally significant research and data improve knowledge of the effects of climate change and provide sustainable solutions for producers and land managers.

Regional data and research are used to create decision-support resources (i.e. informational products and tools created to help producers adapt to the effects of a changing climate). These decision-making resources are built on research and data such as:

  • Climate modeling and analysis
  • Climate trends and variations
  • Greenhouse gas monitoring
  • Climate data scenarios
  • Historical climate data and research

These decision-support resources assist producers, enabling them to establish economic opportunities, proactively manage risks, reduce impacts and costs over time, and sustain agricultural yields in a changing climate.

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Climate mapper

The Climate mapper provides a series of maps for relevant climate and hydrology information from past conditions and for projected future conditions across the United States to assist with decisions related to agriculture, drought and fire conditions.

Climate mapper

Webinar Scientists explaining research: Climate, wildfire, and erosion ensemble foretells more sediment in western USA watersheds, USGS & USU Extension Regional Research U.S. Forest Service science on climate change and wildfire effects in riparian areas, out of the Rocky...

Northwest Forestry Research and Data Overview

Data/Data visualization Climate mapper: visualization of current, historical, and future projections of climate data relevant to agriculture Drought Monitoring System-University of Washington: total moisture, soil moisture and snow water equivalent data visualization...

Northwest Agriculture Research and Data Overview

Some of the most productive and diverse rangelands are found in shrub steppe areas of the Northwest that are dependent on rainfall for productivity and sustainability. These lands support livestock uses in addition to a wide diversity of plant and animal species. Locally, large...

Northwest Rangelands Research and Data Overview

Projected streamflow

The effects of climate change are evident in Alaska and the Northwest through sea level rise, reduction of permafrost, changes in growing season length, and increases in wildfires. Forest owners, tribal nations, ranchers, and farmers can manage their lands by taking practical...

Northwest Research and Data Overview


The mission of the Center is to generate and integrate knowledge and information to provide credible prediction, early detection, and quantitative assessment of environmental threats in the western United States. The goal of WWETAC is to inform policy and support the management...

Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC)

To connect users with climate change science related to forest planning needs. Users can filter a database of scientific evidence that identifies possible effects of climate change on forest ecosystems (along with agriculture, rangeland, and livestock, in development) and...

TACCIMO: Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options

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.

Seedlot Selection Tool

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