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Drought Risk and Adaptation in the Interior United States: Understanding the importance of local context for resource management in times of drought

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McNeeley, S.M., T.A. Beeton, and D.S. Ojima. (2016). Drought Risk and Adaptation in the Interior United States: Understanding the importance of local context for resource management in times of drought. Weather, Climate and Society, 8: 147-161

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Abstract (from http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-15-0042.1): Drought is a natural part of the historical climate variability in the northern Rocky Mountains and high plains region of the United States. However, recent drought impacts and climate change projections have increased the need for a systematized way to document and understand drought in a manner that is meaningful to public land and resource managers. The purpose of this exploratory study was to characterize the ways in which some federal and tribal natural resource managers experienced and dealt with drought on lands managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and tribes in two case site examples (northwest Colorado and southwest South Dakota) [...]

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