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  

March 29, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships: Federal and State Policy: Advancing Strategic Energy Partnerships. A number of federal laws and regulations can impact tribal energy activities and partnerships, so developing energy resources through partnerships can be complex. Attendees will learn about circumstances where state government regulatory responsibilities, services, and infrastructure benefits can impact communities (tribal and nontribal alike), and which federal requirements could impact energy projects on tribal lands depending upon the type of project, location, and size, among other considerations. https://energy.gov/indianenergy/events/expanding-tribal-energy-development-through-partnerships-webinar-federal-and

April 5, 2017. 11 am Pacific. The Social-Ecological Resilience and Changing Landscapes Webinar Series. Connecting Insights to Policy-Making and the Institutional Context - Nina Burkardt (United States Geological Survey) and Laurie Yung (University of Montana) https://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/social-ecological-resilience-and-changing-landscapes-webinar-series

April 6-8, 2017. Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Braiding Story, Skills and Sustenance with Hope for a Sustainable Future. UMASS & Amherst College. https://www.fivecolleges.edu/natam/events

April 13-15, 2017. 5th annual workshop of Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions. The 5th annual workshop of Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado from 13-15 April, 2017. This year, the workshop will be convened in partnership with Cultural Survival (https://www.culturalsurvival.org/) and the International Indian Treaty Council 

April 13-14, 2017. Arctic Encounter. Seattle, WA. http://www.arcticencounter.com/

April 15, 2017. Native Wisdom Film Festival. Portland, OR. http://www.wisdomoftheelders.org/

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/3513596439244790786

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 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

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. Registration closes April 14, 2017.

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). For more information, please see the video of the 1st annual Symposium at ‪https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoRogDhRNUE and the program at ‪http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/ICJSProgram.pdf. Contact Zoltan Grossman at ‪grossmaz@evergreen.edu or pass on the flyer at ‪http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/YouthInvitationFlyer2.pd

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=

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. NIHB 8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit. Call For Proposals due March 17, 2017. 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 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

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