Drought risk and adaptation in the interior United States: Understanding the importance of local context for resource management in times of drought

Authors: 

McNeeley, S.M., Beeton, T.A. & Ojima, D.S.

Publication source: 
American Meteorological Society
Year: 
2016
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In this paper, we employed a social-ecological system framework, whereby key informant interviews with DOI and tribal resource managers were combined with local and regional drought indicator data to: a) characterize the social and ecological factors that contribute to drought vulnerability; and b) better understand the ways in which drought onset, persistence, severity, and recovery impacts management of endangered fish in northwest Colorado and bison in southwest South Dakota.

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