Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the U.S.

Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the U.S.: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis” aims to help working land managers understand the impacts of drought and build resilience on their lands. It explains how drought is characterized, drought impacts on forest processes and disturbances such as insect outbreaks and wildfire, and consequences for forest values and management considerations.

What options can help land managers? To answer that question the USDA’s Climate Hubs have developed regional two-pagers to help land managers understand what the report means for them in their region and offers adaptation strategies to help them overcome regional vulnerabilities.