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. 


October 19, 2017. 11am-Noon: Climate Communications Webinar. REGISTER HERE. Digital Storytelling: In this webinar, explore the power of storytelling to engage and communicate climate and health messages. Presenters from the Oregon Climate and Health Program and StoryCenter will share project findings, offer an overview of the digital storytelling methodology, and explore how storytelling can be an effective way to build partnerships, bolster qualitative data, and lift the voices of people on the front lines of climate change.

October 19, 2017. 12 pm Pacific. Webinar: Can Prescribed Fire Help Forests Survive Drought in the Sierra Nevada Mountains? Prescribed fire is commonly used by managers in the western U.S. to remove potential wildfire fuel – an act that is thought to help remaining trees better survive drought by reducing competition for water. Join the National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center for a webinar on to learn about ongoing research to identify how burning practices can best help forests survive increasingly frequent drought conditions in the Southwest.

October 19, 2017. 2 pm Pacific. Webinar: Using Climate and Water Models to Examine Future Water Availability and Biodiversity. Climate and water modeling can help natural resource managers better understand climate change impacts and develop adaptation plans. On Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 2 PM PDT, USGS scientist Lorraine Flint will discuss her Southwest CSC funded project to apply climate data to a regional water model to explore future conditions in California and the Great Basin.

October 19-20, 2017. 2017 Tribal Environmental Health Sciences Forum. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5692 West North Loop Road, Chandler, AZ. The goals of the forum are to address environmental health issues, to share successful resolution of community issues and to build capacity to respond to long-term and immediate environmental impacts on human health and our environment. This is an open forum for tribal community members, educators, tribal environmental and health professionals, university professionals and students to explore and create action plans for the important environmental issues that impact the health of tribal communities.

October 23, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS). The 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).

October 24, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Disasters and Equity: Race, Gender and Ability. Registration open, without charge, to students and early career professionals. Objectives: 1. To provide participants with an overview of how racism, sexism and ableism impact our ability to prepare for, cope with and recover from disasters; 2. To provide participants with knowledge about the long-term impact of socioeconomic inequality on global disasters; 3. To provide participants with a few examples of how disaster researchers and practitioners can help to reduce inequality before, during and after a disaster.

October 24, 2017. 11 am Pacific Time . ITEP Webinar: Food Sovereignty & Climate Resilience. This webinar is the second installment of the Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series recently launched by the ITEP Climate Change Program. At its core, food sovereignty is about tribal communities controlling their own food systems and ensuring local access to healthy, affordable, traditional and cultural foods. Climate change is already beginning to impact local food resources, especially in communities that rely on hunting and gathering for part of their diet. Please direct any questions to: Fletcher Wilkinson, Program Coordinator, 928-523-1488.

October 24, 2017. 11 am Pacific Time. Assessment of the Application of Climate Information in Wildfire Management in Alaska: Experiences from the Alaska Fire Science Consortium. The Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) is a boundary organization that works across the science-management interface to enhance the role that scientific information plays in decision-making for fire management in Alaska. We conducted a case study of AFSC to examine how they facilitate the delivery, development, and application of climate and related information and to determine the outcomes of their work.

October 24, 2017. 2 pm Pacific. Webinar: Northwest Climate and Health Network. Using Data to Ground  our Understanding of Climate-Sensitive Risks to Health. Presenters: Meredith Jagger, All Hazards Epidemiologist, Oregon Health Authority and Brendon Haggerty, Environmental Health Epidemiologist, Multnomah County Health Department. Register Here. CALL: 877-810-9415, CODE: 2498003.

October 24-25, 2017. Summit: Washington Forest Collaboratives Summit. Ellensburg, Washington. The summit is an opportunity to network, share success stories, and discuss lessons learned. The meeting will bring together forest collaborative members, agency partners, state and federal officials, policy makers, and leading scientists and practitioners. For more information, contact Andrew Spaeth.

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

October 30, 2017. In-Person Meeting: Climate & Water Meeting: The 2018 Water Year. Olympia, WA. Join the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the PNW Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), the UW Climate Impacts Group (CIG) and the WA Department of Ecology. Speakers will recap the past water year, look ahead to the next few months, and will also speak to tools and sectoral impacts.  Registration is free, but please register in advance so we know how many to expect. Due to technical limitations, this is an in-person meeting only. Agenda and registration can be found here:

November 2, 2017. In-Person Meeting: Climate & Water Meeting: The 2018 Water Year. Boise, ID. Join the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Idaho Snow Survey, the PNW Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), Idaho Power, The Idaho Department of Water Resources, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the US Bureau of Reclamation. Speakers will recap the past water year, look ahead to the next few months, and will also speak to tools, planning, and sectoral impacts. Registration is free, but please register in advance so we know how many to expect. Due to technical limitations, this is an in-person meeting only. Agenda and registration can be found here:

November 3, 2017.  University of San Diego: 9th Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium. San Diego, CA. Offered by Energy Policy Initiative Center & SD Journal of Climate Policy in the Trump Era.  The transition from the Obama presidency to the Trump presidency marked a significant change in approaches to climate and energy policy. The current Administration has stated its intent to reverse much of current climate and energy policy and regulation.

November 7, 2017. DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGERS IN SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITIES. Environmental Center Bend, Oregon.  Participants will discover and learn how to use web tools developed for sage-steppe systems and explore how these tools can help inform protection and restoration priorities as well as site management decisions. Participants will also have a chance to provide feedback to developers and scientists to improve web applications so they can best meet decision-making needs. To register and learn more about the workshop contact Dominique Bachelet at  The workshop will be hosted by EcoAdapt, the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI), and Oregon State University (OSU).

November 8, 2017. 12:30 pm Pacific. Implications of climate change for invasive species.
Invasive species and climate change are two of the most prominent forms of anthropogenic global change identified by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.  These two global changes are likely to interact in a number of ways. Climate change could increase invasion risk by increasing growth rates, advancing phenology, and increasing weather-related disturbances. This seminar will review how climate change influences invasive species and how those changes might affect invasive species management.

November 10-12, 2017. The 11th Graduate Climate Conference. Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The conference provides a discussion forum for graduate students undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines throughout the physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Register here:

November 15-16, 2017. Preparing People for Climate Change in the PNW. Portland, Oregon. Conference on Applying Psychological & Psycho-Social-Spiritual Models to Build Human Resilience for Climate Shocks & Stressors

November 16-17, 2017. Idaho Climate Summit. Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate is a two-day summit about Idaho’s changing climate designed to explore market-based solutions for safeguarding Idaho’s economy, health, landscape and lifestyle.

November 29, 2017. 12:30 pm Pacific. Webinar: What are the impacts of climate change on maple syrup production and can we manage for them? Speaker: Joshua Rapp, UMass Amherst and Selena Ahmed, Montana State University

December 6-8, 2017. Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage. Tempe, Arizona. This conference will build on the discussions of climate change, adaptation, and traditional knowledge by focusing specifically on climate impacts on tribal cultural heritage. We will bring together tribal leadership and members, scientists, scholars, attorneys and activists to discuss climate change threats and challenges faced by indigenous communities. Register: Contact: Jennifer Williams at

December 11-15, 2017. Session on Indigenous and Climate Science Partnerships: Developing Pathways from Knowledge to Collaborative Actions at the Annual AGU meeting, New Orleans, LA. This session convenes participants from several programs in the United States that foster collaboration between scientific and Indigenous communities predicated on the premise that drawing from a diverse array of backgrounds leads to more and better solutions to adaptation challenges. Speakers will address the processes, methods, and benefits of Indigenous-scientific collaboration. Speaker abstracts are available online here:

December 13, 2017. Workshop: Climate Change Assessment for Tribal Lands in the PNW, Spokane, WA.

December 13-14, 2017. Tribes and First Nations Climate Summit. Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA. Tribes and First Nations in the Pacific Northwest have made great progress in observing and documenting environmental change on their homelands, but climate change is increasing at a pace that challenges important ways of life. So First peoples across the region are coming together this December to learn from previous projects and discuss how to continue climate change studies to provide the support needed to adapt and thrive for generations to come. EVENT REGISTRATION | AGENDA (DRAFT)

December 15, 2017. Focus on Sugar Maple Distribution and Maple Syrup Production at the 2017 FEMC Conference.  University of Vermont.

January 10 – March 21, 2018. Climate Academy. This 8 week online course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide an overview of tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication skills. The course is designed to encourage networking among conservation professionals engaged in the management of fish, wildlife, habitat and cultural resources and provides participants an opportunity to interact with experts as they address case studies across multiple habitat types. 

January 15 – March 2, 2018. Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Online Training. (Seven 1.5-hour online sessions). The popular Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training will be available as an online, seven-week course for natural resource professionals working in New England and New York. Participants will use the Adaptation Workbook to create their own adaptation plans.

February 27 - March 1, 2018. Reno, NV. Wildland Urban Interface Conference. The conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire and the challenges facing the people responsible for protecting local forests or educating landowners and your community about the importance of land management.

March 26-29, 2018. Reno, NV. National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop— Making a Difference; Building Capacity, Improving Preparedness, and Learning From Experience. The workshop will focus on building capacity in practitioners, improving preparedness to meet challenges, and to provide opportunities to learn from past experience in order to inspire collaboration and create operational support.

April 30 – May 2, 2018. 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference. Manchester, NH. This conference will cover a range of climate preparedness and resiliency issues such as: sea level rise, urban heat, and both coastal and inland flooding issues.