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InterTribal Buffalo Council Hosts Drought Adaptation Workshop

The InterTribal Buffalo Council hosted an April 30th workshop for tribal resource managers in the north central region to discuss drought resiliency and preparedness. The workshop, which took place in Rapid City, South Dakota, focused on building capacity for members to use drought data in planning and monitoring efforts, and helped them to develop “hands on” skills to plan for and react to drought conditions in their regions. The North Central CSC has been assisting the Intertribal Buffalo Council with the implementation of a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant focused on drought adaptation in the 58 involved member tribes across the US.

The April 30th workshop focused on Region 1 bison herd managers from the north central US. NC CSC research scientist Shannon McNeeley served as lead organizer and co-chair for the event, and center director Jeff Morisette assisted with the workshop organization alongside collaborators from USDA Climate Hub, the National Drought Mitigation Center, and South Dakota State University Extension.

For more information about capacity building work at the North Central Climate Science Center, click here