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SE Arizona Agricultural and Resource Management Decision Support | CCASS


A new website focused on Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation,, has been developed by CCASS and the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center. 

About Us

CCASS/NNCAP welcomes Valerie Small!

Dr. Valerie Small (Apsaalooke'-Crow) has joined the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Small will be working with Tribes in the Southwest Region in collaboration with CCASS and NNCAP within the Institute of the Environment as well as the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC). She will develop and deliver educational training modules to increase their environmental technical capacity in preparing for, as well as predicting near-term/future effects of climate change.

Prior to joining the UA, Valerie was a training consultant with Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL), working with the North Central Climate Science Center. Her experience includes developing and conducting training and research to support North American Indigenous Tribes adaptation planning efforts to prepare for the effects of a warming climate.  

SE Arizona Agricultural and Resource Management Decision Support

Mike Crimmins addresses farmers and ranchers at a June 2012 workshop in Wilcox, Arizona
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A working group will be meeting regularly to discuss information needs of farmers and ranchers in SE Arizona, sponsored by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the National Weather Service, and the USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hub.  This effort provides training on weather and climate resources, with a focus on supporting agricultural and resource management decision-making. Activities include workshops on finding, using, and interpreting NOAA/NWS drought and weather monitoring and forecast products, available UA Meteorological Network and crop and irrigation management products, and other topics of interest to the group.