Coping with historic drought in California rangelands: Developing a more effective institutional response

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Abstract

  • Drought response is widely varied depending on both the characteristics of the drought and the ability of individual ranchers to respond.
  • Assistance from institutions during drought has not typically considered preemptive, during, and post-drought response as a strategic approach, which recognizes biophysical, sociological, and economic complexities of drought.
  • A USDA Southwest Climate Hub-sponsored workshop brought together a range of representatives from public and private institutions with drought response responsibilities to examine how those institutions could better support drought decision-making.
  • Institutions can greatly improve their support for individual land managers by doing more systematic collecting and organizing of drought-related information as a basis for programs, and by collaborating to enhance both institutional and individual learning.


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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Coping with historic drought in California rangelands: Developing a more effective institutional response
Series title Rangelands
DOI 10.1016/j.rala.2017.01.002
Volume 39
Issue 2
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 73
Last page 78
Country United States
State California
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