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  

August 21, 2017. 1 pm Pacific. Round table discussion on Traditional Ecological Knowledge Issues and Partnerships. The University of Arizona Southwest Tribal Climate Change Network Call for August will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1 pm (PST/Arizona time). Register here! This special round table webinar discussion co-hosted with the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative Tribal Team. You can also participate at one of our satellite meetings (see below for details). The focus of the discussion will be on Traditional Knowledge/Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) issues and strategies for developing effective partnerships. Traditional Ecological Knowledge (or TEK) refers to the evolving knowledge acquired by indigenous and local peoples over hundreds and thousands of years through generations of stewardship of the environment. The value of incorporating TEK into management strategies has become increasingly recognized particularly in adapting to climate change. The CA LCC Tribal Team works to create opportunities for partnership between and among Tribes and other land managers and contribute to a holistic view of land management that includes tribal cultural heritage and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).  

August 22-24, 2017. Climate Change Adaptation Training. Presque Isle, Maine. https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/forms/tccReg

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, 2017. 10 am Pacific. Implementing climate-smart resource management across multiple ownerships in southwestern Oregon. Join our presenters for a discussion on this climate-smart resource adaptation management project, which builds on The Rogue Basin Action Plan for Resilient Watersheds and Forests in a Changing Climate. This project implemented recommendations from the Action Plan in resource management and planning, linking key vulnerabilities with specific adaptation strategies and tactics on the ground, and linking adaptation with restoration, planning, and resource monitoring programs across multiple land ownerships. Specific management objectives include:

  • Implement restoration projects that integrate climate-smart practices, a proof of concept for southwestern Oregon.
  • Prioritize restoration projects in the Rogue Basin using the Action Plan and other ongoing efforts focused on restoration and adaptation in the region.
  • Incorporate climate-smart adaptation practices in federal planning in southwestern Oregon.

The publication “Developing and Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Options in Forest Ecosystems: A Case Study in Southwestern Oregon” emerged as a result of this project.

August 29-31, 2017. Northwest Tribal Summit: Holistic Planning for Climate Change. Polson, Montana.  To register or for more info: ryan.evans@cskt.org or visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-tribal-climate-summit-holistic-planning-for-climate-change-tickets-35358445061.

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 5-7, 2017. Northwest Enterprise Development Conference. National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Conference, Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA. The Northwest Enterprise Development Conference is another multifaceted event from The National Center which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO's, on a national platform.  Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, American Indian Artisan Market, Business Leaders Forums, and much more. It's just one more example of how The National Center is building bridges of opportunity for today's American Indian Enterprises. ATNI is proud to offer a discount code to our members on registration to this unique event. Please use promo code ATNINW17 when registering at http://res.ncaied.org.

September 18-21, 2017. ATNI Fall Annual Convention 2017. Hosted by: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Spokane, WA. ATNI Conventions are where members convene for discussion, presentations and the work of the committees in regard to policy, legislation, and the future of Indian Country in the Northwest. Register Online Today 

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://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Home/swtcc_Summit.

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

September 27-28,2017. Local Mitigation Planning Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and FEMA Region X are pleased to offer a G-318 Local Mitigation Planning Workshop. This two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of mitigation planning for communities that must develop or update local, tribal, or special districts Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans that meet requirements established in 44 CFR 201.6 and 201.7, and address community priorities and needs. This workshop describes the planning process, the requirements for stakeholder involvement, assessing risks, and developing effective mitigation strategies. Tuition is free for those accepted. If you are interested in applying for this training, please contact Eve Edwards for an application: eva.edwards@alaska.gov.

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 10-13, 2017. American Indian Air Quality Training Program (AIAQTP). Air Quality & Indoor Air Quality in Alaska Native Villages. Nome, Alaska. Pre-registration deadline: September 5, 2017. This is an entry-level course for environmental staff from Alaska Native Villages who are interested in air quality issues. The course provides an understanding of the importance of clean air (outdoors and indoors) for the protection of human health and the total environment. Approximately half of the course will deal with ambient (outdoor) air and half of the course will deal with indoor air. We encourage attendance from environmental, housing, and health departments. For more information, visit: https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Training/training_aq_aqiaqak.

October 15 - 18, 2017. Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. Sacramento, CA. This conference is based on understanding the individual and organizational behavior and decision-making and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future. Register at: http://aceee.org/conferences/2017/becc

October 19-20, 2017. Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center Tribal Environmental Health Forum, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5692 West North Loop Road, Chandler, AZ.  Early registration only $25 now through August 20! http://www.tribalforum.arizona.edu/

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 learn about the latest in invasive plants from riparian, grassland, mountain, coastal, and aquative/wetland habitats. http://cal-ipc.org/symposia/index.php

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: http://gradclimateconf.mit.edu/

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

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.