Dr. Steven Ostoja is the director of the USDA California Climate Hub at the Agricultural Research Service and the John Muir Institute of the Environment. TheCalifornia Hub is 1 of 10 regional Climate Hubs nation-wide whose mission is to provide the nations farmers, ranchers and foresters information, resources and tools to respond to climate change and extreme events. The California Hub works at the science-practitioner interface alongside researchers and managers to develop and deliver science-based, region-specific information and products that supports climate-informed decision-making and adaptive capacity.
Ultimately the program works to facilitate communication, create organizational capacity through the co-production of knowledge, tools and products with the needs of our stakeholders in mind. Steve is a third generation native Californian and is ultimately interested in finding applied solutions for land managers to respond to climate change and environmental extremes for the sustainability of California’s farming, ranching and forest industries.