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Our mission is to help California land users (farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and tribes) and land managers maintain sustainable communities and ecosystems by adapting to climate variability and change. We welcome your input as we refine our goals, methods, and partners.
Current drought conditions for the California Region. The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the USDA, and NOAA.
Specialty crops – fruit, vegetables, and nuts – are the mainstay of California agriculture. California is by far the number one US producer of specialty crops both in quantity and in diversity, with a total of over 400 different crops recorded.
Within the past decade, the state’s forests have experienced drastic changes due to destructive and severe wildfires, a 1,000-year drought, and the associated stressors that come with a changing climate. With a detailed understanding of the marked pace of…
The Southwest and California Climate Hubs collaborated to produce this report describing the potential vulnerability of specialty crops, field crops, forests, and animal agriculture to climate-driven environmental changes.