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USDA National and Southern Plains Climate Hub Partners
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Partnerships of all kinds are essential to every USDA Regional Climate Hub. Partnership with a Climate Hub doesn't imply funding or other fiscal support. Instead, it indicates a commitment to work together to create solutions to the challenges in agriculture and forestry from accelerating climate change in the Southern Plains region.  We are committed to an "open door" policy when it comes to adding new partners, and expect that our list of institutional and individual partners will grow and change as work progresses.


In the Southern Plains Climate Hub, we have formal partnerships within the USDA:


Agricultural Research Service,

Grazinglands Research Laboratory, which is the USDA facility hosting the Southern Plains Climate Hub. 


National Resources Conservation Service,

National Water Management Center which is serving as Co-Lead for the Southern Plains Climate Hub.


Forest Service,

Rocky Mountain Research Station  and Rocky Mountain Research Station Grassland, Shrubland & Desert Ecosystems which contributed to the initial planning for the Southern Plains Climate Hub.


We also have formal partnerships with other federal agencies, including:


South Central Climate Science Program,

which is conducted by the Department of the Interior.


Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program,

which is a Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team supported by the Climate Program Office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.



The initial planning committee for the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub included scientists from the Agricultural Research Service, National Resources Conservation Service, Forest Service, South Central Climate Science Program, and Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, as well as scientists from NOAA's National Weather ServiceSouthern Region and Kansas State University Department of Agronomy.


The committee has also received letters of interest or support from more than 100 scientists, administrators, and individuals.  This Partners webpage will include a more complete listing of partners by the end of March, 2014.

Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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