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Research Project: Adaptive Grazing Management and Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in the Western Great Plains

Location: Rangeland Resources & Systems Research

Title: Drought planning & management for forage, range, & livestock

item MARSALIS, MARK - New Mexico State University
item WEST, CHUCK - Texas Tech University
item PORTER, DANA - Texas A&M University
item Peck, Dannele

Submitted to: Research Coordination Meeting
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/4/2020
Publication Date: 9/8/2020
Citation: Marsalis, M., West, C., Porter, D., Peck, D.E. 2020. Drought planning & management for forage, range, & livestock. Research Coordination Meeting. OWCAP-2020-RGS-Drought Planning. September 2020.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Planning for and adapting to drought is important for agriculture’s long-term sustainability in the Ogallala aquifer region. Here, and across the United States, a widespread drought from 2011-2012 and beyond had many serious impacts such as crop failures, economic and job losses, water shortages, and more extreme wildfire seasons. The goal of this resource guide is to highlight some lessons learned and feature university resources across the Ogallala region to increase future drought preparedness.