The Impact of Climate Change to Local Montana Communities

An article in the Big Timber Pioneer describes the outcomes of a recent 2017 Montana Climate Assessment forum hosted by the Sweet Grass County Chamber of Commerce. Topics at the forum, which took place in Big Timber in December, included key findings from the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment as well as the impacts of climate change to local communities and economies. Further, the article describes how community members are responding to information from the forum, with one participating crop breeder now hoping to take advantage of earlier warming temperatures in the spring while also focusing on fast-maturing crop varieties.