Climate change effects in the southwestern states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii

TitleClimate change effects in the southwestern states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRango A, Steele C, Elias E, Havstad K
Conference NameNational Association of Environmental Professionals Annual Conference 2015
Date Published04/2015
Conference LocationHonolulu, HI
ARIS Log Number321720
Abstract

On February 7, 2014 Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, created seven regional hubs across the U.S.  The directors of the regional climate hubs are either from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) or the U.S. Forest Service.  In addition to regional hubs, there are three individual subsidiary hubs (Sub Hubs) in Davis, CA; Houghton, MI; and Rio Piedras, PR that focus on specialty crops or particularly unique working lands.  The overall goal of the regional hubs is to maintain and strengthen agricultural production and natural resources under increasing climate variability and environmental change.  The mission of the hubs is to develop and deliver science-based, regional specific information and technologies to agriculture and natural resource managers that enable climate-informed decision-making and provide assistance to enable land managers to implement those decisions.