Why is this important?
Springcast predictions and the underlying models have value to agriculture, human health, wildland management, and more. Knowing when plants will undergo phenological changes can dramatically improve resource management and decision-making.
The models that predict the start of spring are now being used to track how plants and animals are responding to climate change. This information is very valuable for preserving our natural resources, heritage, and way of life.
Thank you for continuing this important legacy!