A drought-planning methodology for ranchers in the great plains

Cody Knutson, Tonya Haigh

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On the Ground Ranch drought planning is important for identifying management priorities, proactively evaluating management options before a drought occurs, and ultimately reducing the effects of drought on an operation and the grasslands that support it. An engagement activity with ranchers and ranch advisors developed a drought planning methodology to help other ranchers develop their own individual ranch drought plans. Although the ranchers and advisors who participated differed some on specific approaches, they agreed on the benefits of incorporating drought into overall ranch planning well in advance of drought and acknowledged the reality of having to make adjustments as situations arise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationRangelands
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • adaptation
  • best management practices
  • climate
  • decision making
  • hazards
  • management
  • monitoring
  • trigger dates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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