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  

April 19, 2017. 9:30 am Pacific. Webinar: Case Study: How the Pala Tribe Developed and Uses an EPA-Tribal Environmental Plan (ETEP)Josh Simmons from Prosper Sustainably and Shasta Gaughen, Pala Tribe Environmental Director will describe how the Pala Tribe developed a functional, living, and adaptable Tribal Environmental Plan (TEP) and how they continue to regularly use their TEP to guide operations to achieve the Pala Tribe's environmental goals and objectives. In addition, David Lewis from the Yavapai Apache Nation Environmental Protection Department will briefly describe his department's TEP experience using the same approach. 

 

April 19, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Introduction to the North Central CSC Liaison Team with the Great Northern LCCRecently, the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) facilitated the creation of a liaison team with the intent to increase communication among partners of the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC), USGS researchers, and NC CSC. Our objectives for 2017 are to, enhance communication, understand LCC needs, and educate potential users on NC CSC capacity. 

April 19, 2017. 12 pm Pacific. Webinar: Applying Indigenuity: Native Communities Adapting to Weather Extremes and Climate Variability. After registration space is limited to 100 attendees and is filled on a first login, fist seated basis the day of the webinar. Speakers include Michelle Montgomery, "Sustainable Nationhood: Comparative Indigenuity of Environmental Ethics.” Paulette Blanchard, “Indigenous Feminism and Environmental Movements: Re/claiming Relationships and Responsibilities,” and Kendra Teague, “Building Sustainable Pathways." For more information please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Applying-Indigenuity-1687169998233149/.  

April 19, 2017. 1-2pm Pacific. NPLCC Webinar: Conserving Dry Forest and Savannah Habitats. The Georgia Basin supports a globally unique mix of dry forest and savannah habitats that evolved under historic climates and First Nations management. These extraordinary areas still provide ecosystem services essential to human health and well-being and are widely recognized for their outstanding beauty, recreational and economic values. However, most of this historic habitat has been converted to human use, and what remains will be lost without further investment in conservation and restoration.   The goal of this project was to develop a landscape planning tool to answer the question: can we maximize the biodiversity benefits of conservation investments by prioritizing land parcels and landscapes for acquisition and stewardship?  To do so, researchers provide a web-based prioritization tool and tutorial designed to identify ‘optimal solutions’ to user-defined problems in the conservation of Coastal Douglas-fir, Garry oak/Arbutus savanna, and maritime meadow bird and plant communities.  The resulting NPLCC planning tool is described extensively in an companion tutorial and represents a state-of-the-art, web-based planning tool designed to facilitate the ability of land managers to prioritize land parcels for acquisition and stewardship based on the distributions of target and non-target communities as they exist now and are predicted to occur in 2045. View the tutorial hereLearn more about the project on the NPLCC page here

April 19, 2017. 1 pm Pacific. Great Northern LCC Webinar: Mapping change agents in the Green River Basin: Land use and energy developmentIn partnership with the Southern Rockies and Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, we are pleased to announce several upcoming webinars for the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design.

April 20, 2017. 1:00 pm Pacific. Climate Change and Health in Indian Country. Resilience and the Health Consequences of Climate Change. Climate change continues to be a pressing issue and Tribal communities are often on the front line of its effects. For many, any impact to their natural world impacts lifeways and well-being. Preparations are being made for the environmental impacts of climate change, but what about the health impacts? In this one hour webinar we will hear from subject matter experts and indigenous scholars to explore what the broad health impacts can be, discuss the ideas of health and resilience in Tribal communities, and learn about resources for approaching climate change planning. Register here 

April 24, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar. The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) April 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). https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/351359643924479078 

April 24-25, 2017. Conference: “Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene”. Colorado State University. Offered by the CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability. This symposium aims to bring together academics, independent researchers, community and movement activists, and regulatory and policy practitioners from across disciplines, research areas, perspectives, and different countries. http://environmentaljustice.colostate.edu/conference/information

April 25, 2017. TREES Summit. April 25, 2017 in Woodinville, WA. Strategies for addressing climate change, water quality, and other environmental issues are needed in the PNW. The primary focus of the meeting is to explore using poplar tree plantings as a means of linking bioenergy and biomass production with ecosystem services to improve water, soil, air, climate, and wildlife habitat. http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/event/trees-summit 

April 25-27, 2017. National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop. Reno, NV. Offered by the International Association of Wildland Fire & Nat’l Cohesive Wildland Fire Mgt. Strategy. This workshop will provide a clear understanding of the importance and critical role of science in all Cohesive Strategy planning and implementation (leaders intent on why, where we are now, and where we will be when completed or in the future). 

April 26th, 2017, 8:30am - 4:30pm. 6th Annual Climate Change Research Symposium. University of Oregon, Museum of Natural and Cultural History - University of Oregon.  UO researchers including both Professors and Students from the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences are conducting cutting edge research on may facets of this important global challenge. The UO Climate Change Research Symposium brings together individuals whose problem-driven research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. https://climatechange.uoregon.edu/sites/climatechange2.uoregon.edu/files/2017-CCRGSchedule.pdf 

April 26, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships: Spending Energy Dollars Wisely. Attendees will learn about a number of strategies, tools, and technical assistance opportunities to help develop a deliberate approach to maximizing energy dollars. Tribal guest speakers will share their successes and lessons learned in pursuing, developing, and implementing strategic approaches to wise energy investments. https://energy.gov/indianenergy/events/expanding-tribal-energy-development-through-partnerships-webinar-spending-energy

April 26, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: 100 Days of the New Administration. Join a panel discussion to explore the implications of and actions in response to the first 100 days of the new federal administration on adaptation activities in the United States. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/71989805015039233

April 27, 2017. 12 pm Pacific. Webinar: Using Drought Forecasts to Improve Natural Resource Management. As competition for water increases across its various uses (e.g., water supply, energy demands, recreation), our ability to forecast the onset and termination of drought becomes ever more important. Register here 

April 28, 2017. 9 am – 4 pm Pacific. Investing In the Age of Climate Change. University of Oregon. Knight Law School. https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ethicalendowments/

April 28 - 29, 2017. Emerald Earth Film Festival. Eugene, Oregon. Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave. For detailed information, visit: http://bijou-cinemas.com/?p=8099

May 1-4, 2017. National Tribal Air Forum.  Tucson, AZ. If you are interested in presenting, please contact the climate change team, or attending, please visit the NTF website for more information, http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Conferences/confr_ntf

May 1-3, 2017. National Tribal Energy Summit. Washington D.C. With its focus on Tribal Energy Sovereignty and Strengthening Strategic Partnerships, the National Summit supports ongoing tribal efforts to enhance energy security, increase community resiliency, and cultivate a sustainable energy future. To learn more about the Summit and register, visit the National Tribal Energy Summit web page.

May 1-4, 2017. National Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Conference. Rapid City, SD. http://www.nafws.org.

May 2, 2017. National Stewardship Contracting Virtual Meeting: Case Studies from Recent Stewardship Contracting Projects. To learn more about how and why non-agency stakeholders engage the Forest Service in the design and implementation of stewardship projects on National Forests. This virtual meeting will review lessons learned from a sample of recently completed stewardship contracts and agreements from across the country; evaluating common challenges, strategies, and opportunities. A brief registration is required. To register click here. For background on Programmatic Monitoring of Stewardship Contracting:
http://www.pinchot.org/gp/Stewardship_Contracting

May 2-4, 2017. 15th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop. Anchorage, AK. The 15th annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) will bring together climate researchers, information producers, and users to share developments in the research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making.

May 4-7, 2017. 2nd Annual Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium (Olympia) and Northwest Indigenous Youth Day (Nisqually) The 2nd annual Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5 in the Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College. This year the Symposium theme is “A Time for Gathering.” Evergreen faculty in the “Catastrophe: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster” program are co-hosting the Symposium with the Nisqually Tribe, as part of the Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Project. Among the speakers are Faith Spotted Eagle and Rueben George, key leaders of Indigenous-led alliances to stop oil pipelines. Sunday May 7 is the 2017 Indigenous Youth Day at the at the Billy Frank Jr. Community Services Center (the gym at 4820 She-Nah-Num Drive SE, Nisqually, WA). For more information, visit: https://sites.evergreen.edu/indigenousclimate/2017-indigenous-climate-justice-symposium/.

May 9-11, 2017. National Adaptation Forum. St. Paul, MN. The National Adaptation Forum is the gathering of the adaptation minded. Since the Forum is created by and for the members of the adaptation community, the meeting focuses on issues of the day. http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/

May 9-12, 2017. Conference: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Dynamics of High-latitude Fish and Fisheries. Anchorage, AK.  Offered by Sea Grant Alaska. This symposium examines the impacts of the environment, especially climate change and variability, on the dynamics of arctic and subarctic species of commercial, subsistence, and ecological importance. We will focus on the effects of warming, loss of sea ice, ocean acidification, and oceanographic variability on the distribution, phenology, life history, population dynamics, and interactions of these species and how a better understanding of these effects can inform the assessment and management of fish and invertebrate populations in a changing ocean for the benefit of affected communities.https://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2017/wakefield-fish-dynamics/

May 15, 2017. Climate-Smart Conservation with Scenario Planning. National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. This five day class is based on two guides: Climate‐Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice and Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation. The first half of the course refers to the climate‐smart conservation guidance and is designed to demystify climate adaptation for application to on‐the‐ground conservation. It will provide guidance in how to carry out adaptation with intentionality, how to manage for change and not just persistence, how to craft climate‐informed conservation goals, and how to integrate adaptation into on‐going work. For more information, contact Jill Del Vecchio; jill_delvecchio@fws.gov, (304) 876-7424, jill_delvecchio@fws.gov.

May 23- 26, 2017. Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Mid Year Convention 2017. Portland, OR. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edx296qw2ed6bdc7&oseq=&c=&ch=

May 26th, 2017. 1 pm Pacific. Webinar: Sage steppe resilience mapping in the Green River Basin. In partnership with the Southern Rockies and Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, we are pleased to announce several upcoming webinars for the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design.

June 6-8, 2017. Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Planning Training. Albuquerque, NM. For more information about the course, and to download the application form, visit: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Training/training_cc.

June 6-8, 2017. National Indian Health Board (NIHB) 8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit. http://www.nihb.org/index.php

June 20-21, 2017. Enduring Legacies Native Cases Summer Institute The Evergreen State College. Little Creek Resort Hotel Shelton, Washington. Writing Workshop June 22, 2017. http://nativecases.evergreen.edu/workshops.html

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 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.” https://www.climate.gov/teaching/professional-development/native-youth-community-adaptation-and-leadership-congress

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. https://energy.gov/indianenergy/events/expanding-tribal-energy-development-through-partnerships-webinar-powering-your 

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

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