Defined simply, climate change is the process of altering our planet’s current climatic conditions.
“Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the U.S.” 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.
From carbon markets to renewable energy generation, local, regional, and national advocacy efforts are supporting improved laws and policies that achieve carbon emissions reductions.
The Farmland Information Center is a learning center for people working to save farm and ranch land. The FIC is a project of American Farmland Trust (AFT) maintained on behalf of and with support from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis covers a wide expanse of management issues. The USDA’s Climate Hubs have synthesized the assessment for each of their region’s stakeholders.