For further education on climate topics presented through workshops, please look through the resources listed below. Resources will be updated as they come available, so please check back often.
This webinar was recorded on 11/12/22 for Grant-Adams County Master Gardener training, hosted by Katie Doonan of WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources. It outlines basic variables in climate change, potential changes in Washington climate conditions, and strategies for resilience and adaptation.
Case studies to increase resilience among farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Northwest
Many strategies can enhance resilience to climate change and other future challenges – and these strategies often also provide immediate benefits to farming and ranching operations. This case study series explores strategies that innovative farmers and ranchers in our region are already using, and which may be of interest to others. Each case study and its complementary video centers around the experience of a regional producer, and provide summaries of relevant biophysical, economic, and social science that help inform when and how these strategies might work in other places.
The AgClimate Network is a web-based hub for research, resources, tools and discussion between regional scientists and professionals dealing with climate change and agriculture and natural resources topics. A consortium of institutions including Oregon State University, University of Idaho, and Washington State University, and the USDA Northwest Climate Hub support the Editorial Team who contribute content to this site and share articles and analyses.
Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains- Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Opportunities. Interact with climate analogs and potential future conditions with this tool.
A collection of web tools for visualizing past and projected climate and hydrology of the contiguous United States.
AgWeatherNet (AWN) provides Washington State farmers, gardeners, researchers and policy makers with weather data and weather-related decision-support tools to improve agricultural production (yield and quality), efficiency, and profitability while minimizing environmental impacts. AWN was established to serve irrigated agriculture in central Washington, but with a legislative mandate to serve the entire state has expanded to better serve other regions.
FireEarth is a collaboration between scientists at the University of Idaho, Washington State University, University of California Merced, and the US Forest Service. FireEarth aims to improve our understanding of wildfire vulnerability across the Pacific Northwest so that communities can build resilience to future wildfires.
This StoryMap is an overview of some of the work undertaken by FireEarth scientists, serving as an introduction to the project. FireEarth is not a standalone endeavor, as the work draws on past and concurrent efforts in the field of wildfire science, which are referenced when applicable.
These science briefs outline current issues related to fire in the Pacific Northwest, with key findings and implications from scientific publications.
Extension publications contain regionally-relevant, peer-reviewed information, often with practical solutions to implement in your production system.
The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group builds climate resilience by advancing understanding of climate risks & enabling science-based action to manage those risks. We are widely recognized for scientific discovery, as an experienced creator of impartial & actionable science and as a catalyst for building regional climate resilience.