An Easy to Use System for Developing a Drought Management Contingency Plan

Tolleson, D.R.
Arizona Cooperative Extension
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In this publication, we will walk through the steps of an easy to use framework that will help you develop a contingency plan for drought and any other ranching or natural resource management situation. The basic idea behind this style of contingency plan is to use a variety of large-scale, publically-available drought indicators to define a series of drought severity categories (contingencies) and then combine these with science-based range monitoring data along with personal on-the-ground experience of a collaborative management team to pre-determine a course of action in the event of any particular drought category occurring.
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University of Arizona

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