Northern Plains

Drought is a natural and recurring feature of climate, which can have significant economic, social, and environmental impacts. Some regions are projected to experience drought more often in the future under a changing climate. To promote stronger drought resilience on federal...

Responding to Ecological Drought in the Northern and Rocky Mountain Regions

We are working for you! Follow the progress of tools and resources that the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub (NPCH) and partners are developing for our many stakeholders. Did you know the USDA NPCH has partnered with many entities including local, state, & federal goverment...

Tools and Resources in Development

The Learning From Your Neighbor: Weather Resilience in Agriculture project is a 6 state collaborative effort highlighting agricultural producers who are early adopters of adaptation strategies, which build resilience of their operations to weather and extreme events. The goals...

Learning From Your Neighbor: Weather Resilience in Agriculture

Herford cattle near Miles City, MT

Researchers in the Northern Plains have been studying different ways of managing rangelands during drought -- including matching forage demand with forage production through adaptive management. Here is a summary of on-going research into adaptive management. Adaptive Management...

Adaptive Management: Matching Forage Demand with Forage Production

Management and Conservation Practices and Programs Agricultural Management Assistance - AMA USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program - EQIP USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program USDA Natural...

Management and Conservation Practices and Programs

Is weather variability within or across years causing challenges on your operation? Are you thinking about possible risks and opportunities in a changing climate? Minimizing risk and ensuring your operation is resilient from the ground up (literally) requires a fine balance...

Building Resilience in Agriculture

The CQUEST Viewer application allows users to display data interactively as a map, customize the view, print image files, and obtain data values in tabular format. Global data layers include net primary productivity, net ecosystem productivity, and soil microbial CO2 among...

NASA - CASA Global CQUEST - Carbon Query and Evaluation Support Tools

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

MC1 was created to assess the potential impacts of global climate change on ecosystem structure and function. It 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...

MC1 Dynamic Vegetation Model

Uses fuels data classified as fuelbeds to let users perform a variety of calculations related to fire behavior and emissions. These include predicting surface and crown fire behavior, fuel consumption, pollutant emissions (including carbon emissions), and heat release. The FFT...

U.S. Forest Service: Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)

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