Events

There are several climate change events calendars with detailed information about upcoming events. 

We have also included a list of upcoming events that may be of particular interest to the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network. Please use the links above for detailed calendars including regional and national events. 

UPCOMING EVENTS  

June 22, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Navigating the Data Basin Platform: A Guided Tour. Katie O’Connor, Project Manager at Conservation Biology Institute, will give an introductory tour to demonstrate multiple ways to explore and create content in Data Basin. Data Basin is an online mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3220668947250818306.  

June 22, 2017. 12 pm Pacific. The Opening Webinar on KANE Moon for Indigenous Phenology Network series. Virtually Interconnected Community (VIC) Tree Gardens.

June 23, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Integrating Community Wildfire Protection Plans and Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans. Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans (NHMP) and Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) both benefit communities striving to reduce risk to natural hazards. Though one plan is focused on the wildfire hazard and other is focused on multi-natural hazards, the requirements of what needs to be in the plans are similar. As a result, some communities have chosen to integrate the two planning documents. Join the FEMA Region 10 mitigation planning team as we highlight the benefits of integration, steps communities can take to integrate their current NHMP and CWPP, and how the state agencies can work together to achieve plan integration. https://atkinsglobalna.webex.com/atkinsglobalna/k2/j.php?MTID=tb8fe7bfdfa68f0efbafbdda7b99cfcd7

June 26, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought & Climate Outlook. The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) June 2017 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). In addition to the usual updates, Chris Schnepf of the University of Idaho Extension will discuss how questions forest landowners face about climate change contrast from those agricultural producers face. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7646196654147881218

June 26-29, 2017. 41st Annual National Indian Timber Symposium. Hosted by the Yakama Nation. http://www.itcnet.org/get_involved/annual_symposium.html

June 27 - 29: Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Bellevue, WA.

June 27 – 29, 2017. One Water Summit 2017. New Orleans, LA. Leaders from across the country will gather in New Orleans for a thought-provoking and action-oriented national summit on what it will take to secure a sustainable water future for all. http://uswateralliance.org/summit/one-water-summit-2017

June 28, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships: Tribal Project Partnerships. Attendees will hear about successful partnerships and how these successes can be replicated throughout the United States. https://energy.gov/indianenergy/events/expanding-tribal-energy-development-through-partnerships-webinar-tribal-project

July 9 - 14, 2017. The Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress (NYCALC). National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. Sponsored by the National Fish & Wildlife Service the BIA, and other federal agencies, the goal of the Congress is to "foster an inclusive, meaningful educational event for aspiring Native youth leaders interested in addressing environmental issues facing Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander communities.”

July 10-14, 2017. ESRI User Conference. San Diego, CA. This is an annual gathering of GIS professionals and partners. A UC17 Tribal Track showcasing BIA support and tribal opportunities may be found at the BIA Tribal Resilience homepage.  Even if not attending, please send examples of GIS for Tribal Resilience to share out in the 7AM regional sessions (M-NW/NC, T-EAS/GL/MW, W-SW/SC, R-Alaska) to margaret.herzog@bia.gov.

July 24 - 28, 2017. Tribal Climate Change Action Camp. Crownpoint, NM.  The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) in partnership with the Southwest Climate Science Center (SWCSC), South Central Climate Science Center (SCCSC), Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), and the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program (NNCAP) are putting together the Camp. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee8oci8sbc1ed473&llr=zl4czwlab

July 26, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships: Powering Your Community with Tribal Energy. Developing an energy project involves many different parties, including utilities, government agencies, developers, grid operators, and financing parties. Speakers will address the steps to developing a 1- to 2-megawatt energy project located on property owned or controlled by a tribe to serve the energy needs of the tribal community.

July 26, 2017. 2 pm Pacific. Webinar: Northwest Climate and Health NetworkRegister Here

July 28, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: STARR: Developing an Effective Mitigation Strategy. The heart of any natural hazards mitigation plan is the mitigation strategy. The strategy serves as the long-term blueprint for reducing your potential losses identified in the risk assessment. The mitigation strategy describes how you will accomplish the overall purpose of the planning process. This webinar will explore how to connect your risk and capability assessments with your mitigation strategy, engage specific audiences in developing the strategy, and the process to identify and prioritize specific actions to reduce risk.

July 30 – Aug 4, 2017. Tribal Climate Camp (TCC). University of Washington, Pack Forest Conference Center, Eatonville, Washington. *TCC is organized through a collaboration of Tribal and Non-tribal partners. The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), Institute for Tribal Government (ITG), United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), and the Department of the Interior’s (USDI) Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are collaborating to offer Tribal Climate Camp (TCC) to support teams of tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, and program managers to build skills, gather information, and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts. http://www.atnitribes.org/atni-climate-change-project

August 2-3, 2017. Changing Currents: Tribal Water Summit. Eugene, OR. Join us at the University of Oregon Law School in Eugene, Oregon this summer for a 2-day conference focusing on the role of Oregon tribes and communities play in shaping our water future for our state. With the  summit theme, "From Summit to Sea," we will highlight current water policy, current matters, and emerging issues that face this vital resource. This event is hosted by ATNI and University of Oregon and includes ONABEN's Trading At the River Marketplace.  This event is sponsored by Oregon Community Trust and the Meyer Memorial Foundation. https://www.changingcurrents.org/

August 24, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: The Northwest Climate Toolbox: Mapping Climate Information for multi-sectoral stakeholders. The Northwest Climate Toolbox (http://climatetoolbox.org) is a collection of web tools for visualizing observed and projected climate information to help with decision making in agricultural, water management, and fire management. his webinar will provide an overview of the datasets behind the Northwest Climate Toolbox and a demonstration of the functionality of the Climate Mapper tool, some example applications, and a short discussion of the development of this tool with lessons learned from user testing. 

August 24-25, 2017. Leadership Workshop for Early Career Women in Science. Fairbanks, AK. https://csc.alaska.edu/events/leadership-workshop-early-career-women-science

August 25, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: STARR: Incorporating Climate Adaptation into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning. Addressing ‘climate change’ at the local, state, or Tribal-level may feel like trying to tackle an amorphous idea, on top of an already heavy work load. The natural hazards mitigation plan, however, can provide a structured format for addressing specific impacts of climate change within existing planning efforts; and provide a starting point for linking with other planning mechanisms. This webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Topics covered will include where to find data on climate change impacts, how to prioritize specific impacts for your community, and examples of integrating data into the hazard risk assessments and mitigation actions. 

September 19-21, 2017.
2017 Southwestern Climate Change Summit. University of San Diego. The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals and the University of San Diego are collaborating on the 2017 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit. For more information, contact: Nikki Cooley, Climate Change Program, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Nikki.Cooley@nau.edu or visit http://www4.nau.edu/itep/.

September 25-28, 2017. 2017 National Tribal Health Conference. Seattle, WA. http://www.nihb.org/

October 2-5, 2017. National Food Sovereignty Summit. Green Bay Wisconsin. First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the national Food Sovereignty Summit on. This is a forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy food systems within our communities. https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1927890&=

October 10-11, 2017. 2017 Northwest Climate Conference, Tacoma, WA. http://pnwclimateconference.org/

October 24, 2017. 2 pm Pacific. Webinar: Northwest Climate and Health Network. Register Here.

October 24-27, 2017. Conference: California Invasive Plant Council Symposium. Palm Springs, CA. Land managers, researchers, and conservationists will gather to learn about the latest in invasive plants from riparian, grassland, mountain, coastal, and aquative/wetland habitats. http://cal-ipc.org/symposia/index.php