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Climate Risk Assessment Aids Natural Resource Professionals in the Southeast

Photo of Landowners and land managers across the southeastern region need information for coping with increasing climate variability such as more frequent or severe floods and droughts. Lance Cheung, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.Landowners and land managers across the southeastern region need information for coping with increasing climate variability such as more frequent or severe floods and droughts. Lance Cheung, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.Snapshot : USDA's Climate Hubs deliver science-based, region-specific information and technologies to assist farmers and forest managers with climate-smart decision making. The Southeastern Regional Climate Hub developed an assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation and mitigation strategies for natural resource professionals in the southeast.

Principal Investigators(s) :
McNulty, Steven 
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2016
Highlight ID : 1084

Summary

Increased air and water temperature, increased rainfall and drought intensity and frequency, and other environmental factors are already having negative impacts on working lands in the southeastern U.S. Farmers and forest managers need access to existing, improved, and new adaptation and mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate the consequences of climate variability and change. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Southeast Regional Climate Hub led the effort to create a state-of-the-science report. The report assesses climate impacts and adaptive management actions, and will be useful for policy makers, planners, and working land managers who must respond to the effects of a changing climate.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • North Carolina State University
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service