Land Treatment Exploration Tool Website Improvements and New Features

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The Land Treatment Exploration Tool website was recently updated to include many improvements and new features.

The main new feature is the Seasonal Drought Forecast Tool. The new Drought Tool forecasts seasonal weather and soil water availability for the upcoming year to help plan treatments. Also included are predicted establishment metrics for sagebrush seedlings.

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