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  

November 29, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Monitoring Sea Level Rise at Local and Regional Scale. Sea level rise poses a real and significant threat to shoreline habitats and infrastructure. While there is broad recognition among federal, state, and local agencies that planning and investment decisions must recognize and adapt to sea level rise, there is currently no consistent and affordable method for measuring and recording shoreline change over large areas at a fine resolution. To address this gap, UC Davis is working with local and regional agencies in California’s Bay Area and coastal islands in Georgia to pilot the use of time-lapse, ground-based cameras that capture fine-resolution images and satellite imagery of changing shoreline conditions for storm events, seasons, and across multiple years. A final research report and policy brief on this project are available for download here.

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 

November 30, 2017. 1 pm Pacific. Webinar: Explore the newly released Conservation Efforts Database 2.0. The Conservation Efforts Database version 2.0 (CED) is a spatially-explicit database and conservation planning tool that is designed to quantify the benefit of, and illustrate the unprecedented investments in sagebrush conservation. The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Northern LCC, and US Geological Survey have worked closely with all 11 sage-grouse States and other partners, to solicit input and make adjustments to improve the CED based on that feedback. To log-in to the webinar, visit: http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=747646150&p=&t=c or: Call-in number: 866-453-7752; Passcode: 21236998#.

December 5, 2017. West Coast Regional Planning Body 2017 Annual Meeting. The Queen Mary. Long Beach, CA. Please join us for our annual in-person meeting of tribal, state and federal government representatives to discuss coordination, policy and planning for our ocean and coasts along the West Coast of the U.S. The meeting is free and open to the public, with public comment opportunities included. You are also invited to join us at a reception to immediately follow the meeting.

December 5, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: A Rapid Vulnerability Assessment Tool. This webinar will feature the Commission for Environmental Cooperation North American Marine Protected Area Rapid Vulnerability Assessment Tool. This tool designed in a collaborative process that included EcoAdapt, the Commission on Environmental Cooperation and west coast of North America marine protected area managers and scientists. The tool was designed to help marine protected area managers evaluate the implications of climate change for the habitats of their sites. 

December 6, 2017. 10:00 am Pacific. Webinar: Southwest Tribal Climate Change Network Call: Participatory GIS, Fuzzy Geography and Tribal Consultation for Adaptive Planning in Ecosystems Management. This webinar is part of the University of Arizona Southwest Tribal Climate Change Network and Hosted by the Haury Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program. To join the call, register here on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM (Arizona time), or go to this URL: https://zoom.us/j/834793332. The Network is open to tribes, tribal organizations, agencies, and other interested individuals, and it meets monthly through Zoom 

December 6, 2017. 12:30 pm Pacific. Webinar: Engaging managers in forest adaptation science and application in the northern forest region. This presentation will discuss a series of projects that are examining the effectiveness of historic forest management regimes at reducing vulnerability to global change, as well as ongoing, operational-scale experiments that implement emerging forest adaptation strategies to reduce climate change and future forest health impacts. 

December 6, 2017. 2:00 pm Pacific. Webinar: National Climate Assessment Public Review Process. Public review period for the Volume II of the 4th National Climate Assessment: NCA4, Climate Change Impacts, Risks and Adaptation in the United States is open to public comment. Webinars providing background on the NCA as well as guidance and instructions on how to use the Review & Comment system at review.globalchange.gov. Webinar link: https://icf.globalmeet.com/NCAProjectWebinar
 US callers: (605) 475-5606
 Passcode: 9663019548#. 

December 6, 2017. 3 pm Pacific. Webinar: Measurement of ENSO-related climate variables and ecosystem responses in Hawaiʻi . Pacific Islands Climate Science Center. Registration information: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?MTID=m8cf3d1999791ccdf9b8dbd094cb0c12b. To hear the speaker, you must call the teleconference: +1 (703) 648 – 4848 plus 71487#.

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: http://law.asu.edu/climateimpacts. Contact: Jennifer Williams at jennifer.h.williams@asu.edu.

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: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session26837

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. https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/conference/2017/agenda

December 18, 2017. 2:00 – 4:00 pm Pacific. 3rd California Adaptation Forum Equity and Tribal Listening Session. The Local Government Commission in partnership with the State of California invite you to participate in a listening session to advise on key opportunities to integrate equity and tribal considerations into the 3rd California Adaptation Forum, taking place August 28-29, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. The Listening Session will take place on Monday, December 18th, 2:00-4:00 Pacific. To Register, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7178133461349149697

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.

January 18, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke. This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. The first webinar will explore the components of wildland smoke, how much is produced under different circumstances, and how the components of smoke affect our health. The webinars will be recorded. All webinars must be completed prior to the in-person workshop (scheduled for Boise, Idaho, March 27-28, 2018). The in-person workshop application will be available in mid-December on the ITEP website

January 18, 2017. 5:00 pm Pacific. Webinar: National Climate Assessment Public Review Process. Public review period for the Volume II of the 4th National Climate Assessment: NCA4, Climate Change Impacts, Risks and Adaptation in the United States is open to public comment. Webinars providing background on the NCA as well as guidance and instructions on how to use the Review & Comment system at review.globalchange.gov. No registration is required. To access the webinar(s), please use the following call-in information:

Webinar link: https://icf.globalmeet.com/NCAProjectWebinar
US callers: (605) 475-5606
Passcode: 9663019548#.

January 18-22, 2017. ATNI Winter Convention. DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, OR. Register here 

February 1, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke. This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. This webinar will look at modeling of smoke movement, the role of air resources advisors (ARAs), and the use of portable monitors or sensors to collect data. The webinars will be recorded. All webinars must be completed prior to the in-person workshop (scheduled for Boise, Idaho, March 27-28, 2018). The in-person workshop application will be available in mid-December on the ITEP website. 

February 15, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke. This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Gathering and disseminating information to our communities before, during, and after a smoke event is critical to ensuring the health and safety of our communities.  This webinar will provide tips and strategies for finding information, using social media, and developing outreach products. The webinars are free and will be recorded. All webinars must be completed prior to the in-person workshop (scheduled for Boise, Idaho, March 27-28, 2018). The in-person workshop application will be available in mid-December on the ITEP website.

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 1, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke. This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. In this webinar, Tribal presenters will describe how smoke events impacted their communities, how utilizing monitoring data during a wildfire can help identify health risks, and how tribes can better prepare for wildfire seasons. The webinars will be recorded. All webinars must be completed prior to the in-person workshop (scheduled for Boise, Idaho, March 27-28, 2018). The in-person workshop application will be available in mid-December on the ITEP website.

March 15, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke. This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. With smoke events increasingly common, the final webinar will provide information on preparing homes for smoke intrusion, using air scrubbers, creating community cleaner-air shelters, and protecting the health of pets and livestock. The webinars will be recorded. All webinars must be completed prior to the in-person workshop (scheduled for Boise, Idaho, March 27-28, 2018). The in-person workshop application will be available in mid-December on the ITEP website

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 11-13, 2018. 6th Annual Workshop Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions. Rising Together: Mobilizing and Learning from Local Actions. Website: https://risingvoices.ucar.edu/. We will announce application information in January 2018. The theme of the workshop is “Rising Together: Mobilizing Learning from Local to Global.” For more information, please visit the website or contact: Heather Lazrus, Julie Maldonado, or Heather Stirratt. 

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.

August 28-29, 2018. 3rd California Adaptation Forum. Sacramento, CA.