California Nevada Applications Program/California Climate Change Center

Great Basin Climate Forum Spring 2013

Last update: 25 June 2013

Great Basin Climate Forum: Spring 2013
A discussion of current climate conditions in the Great Basin
3 May 2013
Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada
9:00am - 4:00pm

If you have any questions about this forum and/or the links on this page please contact Tamara Wall (, 775-674-7059)

The California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GBLCC) and the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) hosted the 4th Great Basin Climate Forum to summarize the current climate conditions in the Great Basin and discuss how those conditions affect resources in the Great Basin. The forum topics revolved around on-going drought conditions in the Great Basin with in-depth presentations. Topics covered included:
  • Nevada drought response and coordination efforts
  • Fire behavior and climate in the Great Basin
  • Overview of current climate and hydrology prospects
  • Drought effects on horse and burro populations in Nevada

  • Kelly Redmond, Regional Climatologist, Western Regional Climate Center
  • Mike Jenkins, Associate Professor, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State
  • Alan B. Shepherd, Nevada Wild Horse and Burro Lead, BLM Nevada State Office
  • Nina Oakley, Assistant Climatologist, Western Regional Climate Center

Click here for information about the Forum
Click here for a Forum agenda
Click here for a map to the Desert Research Institute (DRI)

Please find YouTube presentations available via DRI and their web page:

Thanks to DRI for making these available!