NMSU Researchers Collaborate on the USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hub
The US Department of Agriculture has chosen Jornada Experimental Range’s Rangeland Management Research Unit and Agricultural Research Service at NMSU as the Southwest Regional Climate Hub to coordinate the efforts of federal, state, and private agencies, as well as universities, to support farmers, ranchers, and other stakeholders in the region in responding to the effects of climate change. The hub functions are managed by Dr. Al Rango, Senior Research Hydrologist at Jornada Experiment Station and an affiliated faculty at NMSU. This hub allows collaboration of 24 academic units within the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah to provide valuable information to farmers, forest land owners, and other stakeholders to help them deal with the implications of climate change. Three NMSU units are involved in these effort: the Agricultural Experiment Station, the Climate Center, and New Mexico Water Research Resources Institute.