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Research Project: Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Western Rangeland Systems

Location: Range Management Research

Title: Making research relevant: Sharing climate change research with rangeland advisors to transform results into drought resilience

Author
item DINAN, MAUDE - New Mexico State University
item ADLER, PETER - Utah State University
item BRADFORD, JOHN - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item BRUNSON, MARK - Utah State University
item Elias, Emile
item FELTON, ANDREW - Utah State University
item GREENE, CHRISTINA - University Of Arizona
item JAMES, JEREMY - California Polytechnic State University
item SUDING, KATHARINE - University Of Colorado
item THACKER, ERIC - Utah State University

Submitted to: Rangelands
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/29/2021
Publication Date: 10/1/2021
Citation: Dinan, M., Adler, P., Bradford, J., Brunson, M., Elias, E.H., Felton, A., Greene, C., James, J., Suding, K., Thacker, E. 2021. Making research relevant: Sharing climate change research with rangeland advisors to transform results into drought resilience. Rangelands. RALA-00311:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.08.004.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.08.004

Interpretive Summary: Resources intended to foster rangeland climate adaptation are more effective if they are tailored to local challenges and opportunities. As such, local rangeland advisers who aid in climate adaptation are pivotal to these resources’ development. We hosted a virtual workshop with rangeland advisors to share results from our climate vulnerability assessment, gain their insight on finding usability, and discuss visions for resource creation.

Technical Abstract: Public programs, strategies, and incentives to implement rangeland climate adaptation are more effective if they are tailored to local exposures, sensitivities, and adaptation opportunities. As such, local rangeland advisers who aid in climate adaptation are pivotal to these resources’ development. We hosted a virtual workshop with rangeland advisors to share results from our climate vulnerability assessment, gain their insight on finding usability, and discuss visions for resource creation. Not only will regions experience climate change differently, but the decision-space that ranchers navigate is complex. Climate adaptation resources, therefore, should not follow a one-size-fits-all approach.