The USDA has established a Southeast Regional Caribbean Climate Sub Hub located in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. This multi-agency effort is led by the U.S. Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry and co located with the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The Caribbean Climate Sub Hub is one of seven Regional Hubs and three Subsidiary Hubs nationwide. This network of Climate Hubs will work with USDA to deliver science based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners that will help them to adapt to climate change and weather variability by coordinating with local and regional partners in federal and state agencies, universities, and the public.
The Hub will provide:
• Outreach and education for land managers on ways to mitigate risks and thrive despite change.
• Technical support for land managers to respond to drought, heat stress, floods, pests, and changes in growing season.