Following is a list of upcoming events that may be of particular interest to the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network. Additional events are also included on the Insitute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Tribal Climate Change Calendar:



October 23, 2020. 3:30 pm Pacific. Klamath Day of Action: UnDam the Klamath. After decades of planning, in 2016 Warren Buffett’s PacifiCorp agreed to remove four dams on the Klamath River by 2020. Money for their removal has already been collected, but PacifiCorp and Buffett are now threatening to back out of dam removal due to a recent federal ruling made in July 2020. This goes back on two decades of negotiations and betrays the trust of many Tribal nations and Klamath River communities. Dam removal is a win-win. It saves ratepayers money, helps to stop toxic algae and restore salmon, and opens over 400 miles of habitat. We need your help to remove these dams. Klamath River communities are holding a Day of Action to UnDam the Klamath. We invite you to hold a sign, hang a banner, post on social media, or submit video testimonials. Folks who want to learn more and take action against the Klamath dams can register for “Mobilizing for Water Justice” at Tribal members will discuss the current state of the Klamath dams, followed by a virtual rally to advocate for their removal. For more info go to or follow Save California Salmon on Facebook:
October 26, 2020. 11:00 am Pacific. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System - October Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar. These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health.
October 27, 2020. 12:30 pm Pacific. Informational Webinar: Fifth National Climate Assessment – Call for Author Nominations and Technical Inputs. USGCRP and the Social Science Coordinating Committee are hosting an informational webinar for social scientists interested in contributing to NCA5 on October 27, 2020, from 3:30–4:30 PM ET. The webinar will focus on increasing the integration of social sciences throughout NCA5, and highlight opportunities for researchers and individuals to get involved. USGCRP leadership will provide an introduction to the Program and the NCA, and social scientist authors of past NCA chapters will share their experiences. Register for the webinar here:
October 28, 2020. 11:00 am Pacific. 2020 Empowering Tribal Culture, Ecology, And Food Systems Webinar Series: Episode 5: AIMing for SOS: FBIC/BLM/SER Native Seed and Grassland Restoration Program: The Tribal Nursery Program on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation – Cristina Eisenberg, PHD, FBIC/BLM/SER Native Seed and Grassland Restoration Program Director, Oregon State University, and Wendy Velman, Botany Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
October 28, 2020. 12:00 pm Pacific. Indigenous Speaker Series. Hosted by Northwest Indian College - Nez Perce Site, in partnership with University of Washington - Tacoma. Access our website for upcoming events and previous recordings: Indigenous Speaker Series Website. Remember CEUs are available by completing the evaluation: Featured Speakers are Yakaiyastai Gorman and Joshua Dennis. To Register, click here or with the link:
October 28, 2020. 6:00 pm Pacific. 14th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture. Honoring the former UO Law School Dean and Native American scholar Featuring Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation and President of the National Congress of American Indians. The lecture will be held via Zoom Webinar. Link coming soon.  Sponsored by the Native Environmental Sovereignty Program of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
October 28-29, 2020. Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap and 2021 Outlook Meeting. The 15th annual Oregon-Washington Water Year Meeting: 2020 Recap and 2021 Outlook will be held as two virtual morning meetings. To register, click here:
October 29, 2020. 11 am Pacific. The Climate Displacement Forum Part 4: Migration & Receiving Communities. To register, click here: 
October 30, 2020. 11:00 am Pacific. Virtual Rising Voices 8: Health Working Group Session. The event will be live-streamed. To join the session, click here:
October 30, 2020. 10am-4pm Pacific. Save California Salmon and Humboldt State University’s Department of Native American Studies Present “Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Symposium.” The symposium will feature students, environmental professionals, and activists on subjects including dam removal, salmon aquaculture, TEK, and fisheries and fire management, and will include workshops and panels on GE salmon, youth advocacy, and Indigenous knowledge. Presenters are affiliated with Tribes across the US.
For a detailed schedule of events go to: Register for the symposium at:
November 5, 2020. 11 am Pacific. The Climate Displacement Forum Part 5: Policy Considerations at Multiple Scales. To register, click here: 
November 5, 2020. 12 pm Pacific. Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development GoalsNASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened registration for a new open, online webinar series: Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This 3-part series (November 5, 12, 19) focuses on mapping and monitoring mangroves and how it relates to UN sustainable development indicator 6.6.1: Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time. Indicator 6.6.1 is used in determining progress toward meeting Sustainable Development Goal 6, which is to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Understanding mangrove ecosystems and mapping their extent is critical to meeting this goal. Mangroves are critical ecosystems, provide coastal protection from storm surges, maintain our climate, control floods, and stabilize coastlines. Additionally, they serve as nurseries for a number of marine wildlife species. Mangroves are also integral to the blue carbon family. Blue carbon is carbon stored, sequestered, or released from coastal vegetation ecosystems (Heer et al. 2012). Therefore, understanding mangrove extent and biomass is essential to managing the sustainability of our water ecosystems.
November 10, 2020. 11:30 am Pacific. Environmental Justice - Tribes and Indigenous Peoples. This webinar will feature presentations on the EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes and Indigenous Peoples, the three (3) EPA EJ financial assistance programs (1- EJ Small Grants, 2- EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements, and 3 - State -Tribal, Local & Territorial governments- EJ Cooperative Agreements).
November 12, 2020. 12 pm Pacific. Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
November 16, 2020. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Improving Ethical Practice in Transdisciplinary Research Projects. Hosted by the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science center. A transdisciplinary research approach requires thoughtful consideration of ethical concepts to enable working with individuals, communities and organizations as partners in, rather than subjects of, transdisciplinary research. This webinar will explore principles for improving ethical practice in transdisciplinary research in socio-ecological settings, such as appropriate representation, deference, self-determination and reciprocity. We will discuss opportunities to deepen ethical skills for researchers in all career stages. To register, click here:  
November 17-18, 2020. Virtual Carbon Friendly Forestry ConferenceThe Washington Environmental Council hosts an annual Carbon Friendly Forestry Conference, bringing together diverse thinkers – policy makers, academics, conservationists, tribal representatives and staff, forest owners, and business leaders – to learn about and discuss innovative strategies and opportunities for sustainable forest management that can create a stronger economy and healthier communities in a changing climate. You can find more information and materials from our most recent event here. To register, visit:
November 19, 2020. 12 pm Pacific. Remote Sensing for Mangroves in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
December 3, 2020. 6:00 pm Pacific. From Cliffs to Coasts: stories of climate resilience. Join the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group as it celebrates 25 years of building climate resilience through rigorous science and innovative, cross-sector partnerships. Over the next six months, the Climate Impacts Group will host three virtual lectures related to climate resilience. The first event, scheduled for Thursday, December 3, features Climate Impacts Group scientists and partners in discussion about efforts across the state of Washington to prepare for rising sea levels and shifting ecosystems. Learn more and register for the December lecture.
April 6 - 8, 2021. 11th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference will be held virtually Tuesday,. Originally scheduled for October 2020, but delayed due to COVID-19, this will be the first NW Climate Conference to be held entirely online. Please mark your calendars for the conference and stay tuned for registration information. The NW Climate Conference brings together more than 500 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources and infrastructure in the Northwest. The conference also provides a forum for presenting emerging policy and management goals, as well as information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation.
April 19-21, 2021. Shifting Seasons Summit: Sharing Adaptation and Resilience Knowledge Across Indigenous Communities. Menominee Casino Resort Convention Center. The Shifting Seasons Summit is a gathering that focuses on climate resilience planning and implementation within Tribes and across Tribal ceded territories in the Northeast Region. This summit will include network-building opportunities and initiatives developed outside of the Northeast by capacity-building organizations, academic institutions and tribal nations. For more information, click here:
May 2021. 2020 National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit. Seattle, WA.  The Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians, National Congress of American Indians, United South and Eastern Tribes, Pacific NW Tribes, and regional and national inter-tribal organizations are convening Tribal Leaders and staff from Tribal Nations, First Nations, and Indigenous communities from around the world. Our goal is to build on the knowledge and experiences related to climate change impacts and traditional knowledges, develop approaches that promote Tribal leadership in adaptation, mitigation, and resiliency, and foster pathways to influence climate policy regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Summit will include internationally renowned plenary speakers, participatory breakout sessions, youth sessions, climate solution exhibition, and more. The Summit will culminate in the development of a policy platform to ensure that Tribal Nations are leaders in moving climate policy forward in the United States and around the world.

May 23-28, 2021. ATNI Tribal Climate Camp. Anchorage, AK. The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan State University, Portland State University’s Institute for Tribal Government, Chugach Regional Resources Commission, and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center are collaboratively offering the Tribal Climate Camp (TCC) to support teams of tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, and program managers to build skills, gather information, and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts. For more information, click here.