Welcome to the Climate Adaptation Resource Database

This is a database for farmers to contribute and access climate adaptation resources.

From here, users:

  • search several different types of resources, including photos, case studies, and grant opportunities;
  • create accounts, and customize personal “one-stop” dashboards;
  • contribute content, ask questions, and stay in touch.

For details about the database, please visit the about page.
Questions about searching, creating an account, or submitting your resource? Email farmclim@uvm.edu or give us feedback here.

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Cultivating Climate Resilience on Farms and Ranches

Added by Devon Johnson • Last updated August 20, 2020
Author: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Eduucation (SARE)
Type: Fact sheets; Photos/videos; Scientific summaries
Topic: Cover cropping; Drainage; High tunnels; Irrigation; Reduce tillage; Changing pest and disease pressure; Drought; Forecasts for the Northeast; Precipitation

This informative SARE webpage discusses how to understand climate risk and resilience, how to manage resources (natural, human, social, physical, and financial) in order to build climate resilience, and how to start assessing one's own risks and strategies on the farm or ranch.

Nutrient Tracking Tool

Added by Devon Johnson • Last updated February 22, 2020
Author: Tarleton State University
Type: People/services; Tools or calculators
Topic: Drainage; Irrigation; Drought; Precipitation

NTT is a web-based, site-specific application that estimates nutrient and sediment losses for crop and pasture at the field and/or watershed scales. Agricultural producers and land managers can define a number of management scenarios for any given field or area of interest (AOI). NTT will estimate nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) losses, sediment losses, and crop yields differences between the...

Farming the Floodplain: Trade-offs and Opportunities

Added by Rachel Schattman • Last updated January 9, 2020
Author: Christine Hatch, Ben Warner, Rachel Schattman
Type: Fact sheets; Scientific summaries
Topic: Extreme weather; Climate science

This two-page research summary addresses the trade-offs rural communities face when increased flooding damages public and private land, and makes farming more risky. The authors also provide a link for teaching resources on this topic. The summary was created by collaborators from UMass Amherst, the University of Vermont, the University of Arizona, and the USDA Northeast Climate Hub.

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Clovercrest Farm: A Family Dairy in Charleston, Maine

Added by Karrah Kwasnik • Last updated November 23, 2019
Author: USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Type: Case studies
Topic: Precipitation; Drought

Clovercrest Farm is a small-scale dairy farm owned by Steve Morrison and Sonja Heyck-Merlin located in Charleston, Maine, 25 miles outside of Bangor. They milk 95 Jersey cattle on 250 acres, of which 125 acres are pasture and 125 acres are wooded. The farm rents 350 acres of cropland in the surrounding area to grow winter forage. Clovercrest Farm is pasture-based and has been certified USDA...

Getting started with drip irrigation: components and costs

Added by Rachel Schattman • Last updated September 27, 2019
Author: Rachel Schattman and Chloe Boutelle
Type: Fact sheets
Topic: Irrigation; Adaptation practices; Drought; Climate science

This fact sheet presents an overview of the most common components and options in drip irrigation systems, accompanied by estimated costs.

LandCAN

Added by Devon Johnson • Last updated November 21, 2019
Author: Land Conservation Assistance Network
Type: People/services; Scientific summaries
Topic: Forecasts for the Northeast

This service helps landowners make smart, sustainable decisions about their land through the promotion and protection of wetlands, forests, farms, endangered species habitats, and other open spaces.