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 outbreaks compared to 2018, but there are noted areas of intense beetle activity
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.
Livestock operations in the Southeast can be sensitive to climate change and variability.

Recent Additions

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.

The Climate Perspectives (CLIIMPER) tool was created by the Southeast Regional Climate Center and the State Climate Office of North Carolina, and provides a way to compare current and forecast weather conditions with a long-term climate record for weather…

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.