Forest ThreatNet

Volume 10, Issue 4 - September/October 2016

SERCH Presents Tools and Information at Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

Carolinas_Climate_Resilience_Conference_logo.jpgAbout 200 people from across North and South Carolina representing governments, universities, private companies, and non-profit organizations gathered to share research and real-world solutions to climate adaptation at the recent Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference. Scientists and cooperators with the Eastern Threat Center-hosted USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) organized a session centered around tools for working land managers featuring presentations from resource information specialist Jennifer Moore Myers on the SERCH LIGHTS email alert tool for drought and cattle heat stress, climate specialist Aurelia Baca on the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Climate Concerns and Adaptation Practices tool, NRCS Liaison John Lee on the Southeast Agriculture Adaptation Workbook, and Southern Regional Extension Forestry partner Bill Hubbard on the Service Forester’s Handbook App. SERCH Director Steve McNulty facilitated an extended Q&A session with session participants, and the SERCH group staffed a booth during a networking event and between sessions to share additional resources with attendees. Presentations from the conference are now available on the conference website.

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