Thursday, July 31, 2014

Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch

How to Use This Site

The Overview section introduces reasons to plan for drought, and the regions of focus for this website.  Here you will also find resources and information by state, quick links to tools and current conditions, other resources to help you better prepare for and respond to drought, and contact information for the National Drought Mitigation Center and collaborators.

The Drought Basics section provides in-depth information on climate and historical drought occurrence; the effects drought has on livestock, grasses, and grazing management; geographic variability in precipitation and forage growth; and drought-related financial considerations.

The Inventory and Monitoring section describes techniques for gathering baseline and ongoing information that will help the drought planning process.

The Before Drought, During Drought, and After Drought sections detail long- and short-term management strategies that can be implemented to make your operation more resilient and prepared for drought conditions.

The Write a Drought Plan section describes how appropriate strategies can be identified and included in a drought plan for your operation.


Help Us Develop and Improve "Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch"

Send your comments, suggestions, corrections, ideas, and stories to the National Drought Mitigation Center.  Your feedback is actively sought and will be used to modify these resources.  Thank you.

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