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The Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Model (SPBOM) 1.0 was released by the USDA Southeast Climate Hub in June 2019. SPBOM was designed to forecast the distribution and severity of SPBs, and alert forest managers to areas of high southern pine beetle risk.
The USDA Southeast Climate Hub released the first forecast of southern pine beetle outbreak risk in the southeastern US using the new Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Model, version1 (SPBOM). Region-wide, 2019 is predicted to be a less severe year for SPB…
The Southeast Climate Hub co-hosted a free Hurricane Resilience Workshop to share first-hand information, and develop a Technical Manual to assist information sharing from Extension to land managers. View presentations from the workshop.
Ms. Wiener is a social scientist who specializes in survey design and analysis, program evaluation, and decision support tool development and analysis. As a Research Fellow with the USDA Southeast Climate Hub she studies how climate information, decision…
The 2017 calendar year was a historic year for natural disasters; USDA will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires.
In January 2017, the USDA Forest Service hosted a two-day drought adaptation workshop in Atlanta, Georgia to share state-of-science information on drought and climate effects in the region and to develop management response strategies.