The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Northwest Climate Hub and National Drought Mitigation Center are hosting a Northwest Drought Workshop via three virtual sessions on July 28, 2020 and July 30, 2020. This workshop is for aimed at USDA agency staff (NRCS, FSA, RD, RMA, FS, etc.) and Federal Partner’s including soil and water conservation districts, watershed councils, tribes, university extension, and other state and federal agencies.

The objectives of these workshops are to get a better sense of drought and how it’s monitored, impacts of drought and interconnections in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, as well as share information and resources to raise awareness about drought and lead to changes in response to dry conditions in the region.

Intended outcomes include: increasing drought impact reporting; remaining informed on drought status; developing a summary of information shared for adapting to drought conditions; and identifying participant-driven next steps and needs.

The first session will be held on July 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST.

Participants will: