Events

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: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Home/Events.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 

September 27, 2019. 1 pm Pacific. September 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing. The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for October 2019 and the early winter season. Click here to register.

 

October 1, 2019. 9am- 10 am Pacific. Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series: Melting Ice & Sea Level Rise, Storms & Flooding. This is the fifth webinar in the Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series. This training originates from the Tribal Climate Health Project, a grant funded project being administered by the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pala Environmental Department to help tribal communities build capacity to address the health impacts of climate change. The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. To register, click here.

 

October 1, 2019. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Communication as Essential Ingredient for Actionable Science: Key Concepts, Practical Strategies and Innovative Examples from the Northwest. In this webinar, Dr. Meade Krosby will introduce key concepts for understanding the role of communication in the co-production of actionable science, and will offer practical strategies for integrating communication approaches across the life cycle of co-production efforts. To register for the webinar, click here,  For more information on the skills-building science webinar series, click here.

 

October 1-3, 2019. Alaska Region Training & Technical Assistance Center Trainings. Fairbanks, AK. Would you like to learn more about how to plan and develop your projects for grant applications? This three-day training will give participants a foundation for creating community-based projects and grant writing skills. Participants will be able to use their new skills and adapt them to any community, any project, and any funder. Multiple dates and locations will be offered. For more information contact Drena McIntyre at dmcintyre@3starak.com

 

October 5-7, 2019. ATNI Youth Forum. Kingston, WA. The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and Native Youth Leadership Alliance presents the ATNI Youth Forum. The Youth Forum is being hosted by the Suquamish Tribe at the White Horse Golf Club and the Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort. The forum will include a STEAM Workshop, Native Plant Technologies, and more. The gathering is open to Native youth in middle school or high school. For more information contact: Johnny Buck at johnny.buck7@gmail.com. To register, click here.

 

October 7-10, 2019. ATNI Fall Convention 2019. Suquamish, 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. To view the draft convention agenda, click here. To register for the event, click here.

 

October 8, 2019. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. This meeting will bring together partners in the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System network to discuss current work and priorities with the end goal of determining shared priorities and synergistic projects and activities that the network partners can support and leverage. The ultimate outcome will be an update to the strategic plan for this region to strengthen drought early warning, planning, preparedness, response, and mitigation. The meeting will be held in conjunction with Northwest Climate Conference. For more information and to register, click here.

 

October 8-9, 2019. Restoring the West Conference 2019; Managing Water by Land. Logan, UT. This conference will bring together water and land managers and scientists to share guidance, success stories, and research results to ensure that clean water availability is sustained in the Intermountain West. The conference will include two days of plenary sessions and an evening social including a poster session. This conference is organized and sponsored by Utah State University Extension Forestry and USU's Departments of Wildland Resources and Watershed Sciences in the Quinney College of Natural Resources, the Ecology Center, and the Western Aspen Alliance. For more information, click here.

 

October 8-10, 2019. 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. Portland, OR. The Northwest Climate Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with a diverse community of experts fostering a more climate resilient Northwest. The event brings together practitioners, scientists, tribal communities, and decision-makers to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices related to climate change science, impacts, and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include drought, wildfire, extreme events, coastal flooding, human and ecosystem health, and resiliency planning. The conference is being held at the Sentinel Hotel. For more information and to register, click here.

 

October 8-10, 2019. Alaska Region Training & Technical Assistance Center Trainings. Fort Yukon, AK. Would you like to learn more about how to plan and develop your projects for grant applications? This three-day training will give participants a foundation for creating community-based projects and grant writing skills. Participants will be able to use their new skills and adapt them to any community, any project, and any funder. For more information contact Drena McIntyre at dmcintyre@3starak.com

 

October 10-12, 2019. AISES National Conference. Milwaukee, WI. The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. For more information, click here.  

 

October 15, 2019. 9am- 10 am Pacific. Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series: Vulnerability Assessments Part 1. This is the sixth webinar in the Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series. This training originates from the Tribal Climate Health Project, a grant funded project being administered by the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pala Environmental Department to help tribal communities build capacity to address the health impacts of climate change. The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. To register, click here.

 

October 15, 2019. 9 am EDT. Renewable Natural Resources Foundation Congressional Forum: Can EPA fulfill its statutory mandate? Washington, DC. RNRF’s upcoming forum will explore the impacts of recent administrative and regulatory changes introduced at the Environmental Protection Agency. Speakers will describe these changes in the context of the agency’s ability to protect human health and the environment. To register, click here.

 

October 17, 2019. Coast to Coast Collaborative Speaker Series: Meaningful Incentives to Sustain Small Forest Lands. The Collaborative is launching a speaker series in NW Oregon and SW Washington focused on topics of interest to regional stakeholders. The first event will feature Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Farm Bill Coordinator Mike Kuttel, Jr., who will share information about voluntary incentives available to SW Washington forest landowners that will help to maintain and improve forest health, wildlife habitat, and water quality while also providing benefits to forest landowners, including technical and financial incentives and potential options for regulatory predictability for conserving listed species. There will also be two additional workshop dates on October 18, 19, & 20th. Click here to register for the workshops

 

October 21-24, 2019. Third Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop. Plymouth, MA. To maintain and strengthen meaningful progress towards this vision, the 3rd Annual National Cohesive Strategy Workshop will provide a forum unlike others for collaborative interaction.  It will provide an innovative, shared-learning environment for exploration, discussion, understanding, brainstorming, connection and collaboration around the issues we must face to improve outcomes related to wildland fire. For more information and to register, click here.

 

October 22, 2019. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR. Join us to learn about applying for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. To register, click here.

 

October 22-24, 2019. Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for Tribes and Tribal Partners at the College of Menominee Nation. Keshena, WI. Traditional and indigenous knowledges and perspectives have not often been recognized in climate adaptation planning efforts focused on natural and cultural resources. This training will use the new Tribal Adaptation Menu along with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science Adaptation Workbook to integrate tribal and traditional values with climate adaptation planning. This training is designed for tribal natural resource managers, along with partner organizations and key collaborators. The Workshop will be capped at 30 people. The deadline for registration is September 27, 2019. All participants are encouraged to attend a pre-workshop webinar (tentatively scheduled for October 7, 2019). For more information and to register, click here.

 

October 23-26, 2019. 2019 National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance Workshop (NWSA). Bend, OR. NWSA hosts annual workshops in partnership with other wilderness stewardship organizations and land management agencies. The conferences/workshops provide a great way for stewardship groups around the country to connect with each other and with key wilderness specialists in the federal land management agencies. The workshops are designed to have informative speakers and interactive sessions and to bring together the Wilderness Stewardship Community. Look for registration to begin in June 2019. For more information on the workshop, click here.

 

October 24-25, 2019. Save the Date: The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch. Edinburgh, Scotland. The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch is a two-day program (Thursday 24th to Friday 25th October 2019) devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action across the globe. The program will serve as a key catalyst for accelerating the ambition of culture and heritage actors to help the communities they work in to deliver on ambitions of the Paris Agreement. A key outcome of the program will be the launch of the new Climate Heritage Network, a voluntary, mutual support network of local and city, state/provincial and regional, indigenous and tribal, and national arts, culture and heritage offices and agencies (working together with related NGOs, universities and other organizations) committed to aiding their jurisdictions in tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. To learn more about the Climate Heritage Network, click here.

 

October 28, 2019. 11 pm Pacific. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System. The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) October 2019 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). To register for the webinar, click here.

 

October 28, 2019. 6-9 pm Pacific. Rangeland Management in a Dynamic Climate. Burns, OR. The USDA Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center is teaming up with the Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation for an evening of interactive discussion on rangeland management challenges in a dynamic climate. Presentations will explore how historical and current variability in weather and climate influence a variety of rangeland management issues including restoration, juniper management, wildfire, and grazing. For more information, click here.

 

October 31- November 1, 2019. Transdisciplinary Research on the Changing Arctic and its Global Impacts: Enhancing Capacity for Convergence Science. Irvine, CA. With support from the National Science Foundation, the University of California-Irvine will host a workshop on developing transdisciplinary, convergence research projects on the impacts of the changing Arctic on both the Arctic region and the rest of the world. We invite the participation of researchers from diverse disciplines across the United States who would like to undertake research on Arctic change and/or its global impacts as envisioned in NSF's Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) Big Idea. For more information on the workshop, click here. To register for the workshop, click here,

 

November 3-7, 2019. SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada. The meeting will emphasize the need for environmental scientists and managers from all sectors to work together at a global scale to address shared environmental challenges. For more information, go to: https://toronto.setac.org/scope-of-the-meeting/

 

November 5, 2019. 9am- 10 am Pacific. Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series: Vulnerability Assessments Part 2. This is the seventh webinar in the Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series. This training originates from the Tribal Climate Health Project, a grant funded project being administered by the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pala Environmental Department to help tribal communities build capacity to address the health impacts of climate change. The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. To register, click here.

 

November 5, 2019. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Better Stories, Bigger Impact: How Scientists Can Engage Effectively with the Media to Share Their Science. In this webinar, journalist and scientist Dr. Julia Rosen will share expertise and insights about how scientists can more effectively engage with journalists to share compelling stories about their research. To register for the webinar, click here. For more information on the skills-building science webinar series, click here.

 

November 5, 2019. 9 am- 5:30 pm. Billy Frank Jr. Pacific Salmon Summit. Shelton, WA. This summit brings together salmon advocates to address challenges and strategies to Protect Salmon for Our Common Future. The Summit’s aim is to inspire, Enlighten and Ignite the salmon recovery community through presentations about treaty rights, the status of salmon its habitat, and critical policy issues. Registration for the event has ended, but you can still check in the day of. For more information about past Pacific Salmon Summits, click here.

 

November 6, 2019. 8:45 am-5:30 pm. Training: Climate Adaptation Strategies for Pacific Northwest Forests. Everett, WA. The Northwest Natural Resource Group is hosting three trainings for professional foresters and land managers to understand the impacts of climate change to forests in western Oregon and Washington and management approaches to adapt and improve resiliency. Early registration ends October 4, 2019. For more information and to register, click here.

 

November 5-7, 2019. Save the Date! Tribal Environmental Data and Technology Academy. Flagstaff, AZ. TribalDATA is aimed at supporting tribal data sovereignty by providing strong data management foundations through professional, hands-on training and one-on-one assistance that develops practical skills and technical knowledge to help tribes meet their environmental protection goals. Tribal travel scholarships available! Pre-registration opens in September. For more information, click here.

 

November 5-7, 2019. Institute for Tribal Environmental Course: Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning. Anacortes, WA. The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professional, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians are collaborating on an ITEP course: Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning. The course will be hosted by the Swinomish Tribal Indian Community and will provide an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of tribes that have completed an adaptation plan or vulnerability assessment. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be or are currently involved in climate change adaptation and resilience planning. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019 (apps received before or by this date will receive priority consideration). To register, click here. If you are unable to complete the online form, please contact ITEP for a form to be sent to you, and then sign and return as an attachment (PDF preferably) to Nikki.Cooley@nau.edu or by fax to ITEP at (928) 523-1266 to the attention of Nikki Cooley.

 

November 8, 2019. 12 pm- 1pm Pacific. Climate Conversations, Supporting Actionable Science to Inform Climate Adaptation. Seattle, WA. This event is a climate change discussion series sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. The event will be hosted by Cascadia Consulting Group. Join us for a series of lunchtime discussions with adaptation practitioners as we explore ways to address the environmental, economic, and social impacts of climate change in the Pacific Northwest and abroad. To RSVP or learn more about the webinar option, contact angela@cascadiaconsulting.com or (206) 449-1159

 

November 12, 2019. 8am-5pm Pacific. Carbon Friendly Forestry Conference 2019. SeaTac, WA. Join us this fall for the third-annual Carbon Friendly Forestry Conference. The conference will feature panels and speakers discussing the roles of climate-smart forests and forest products as natural climate solutions in mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis. For more information and to register, click here.

 

November 14, 2019. 8:45 am-5:30 pm. Training: Climate Adaptation Strategies for Pacific Northwest Forests. Olympia, WA. The Northwest Natural Resource Group is hosting three trainings for professional foresters and land managers to understand the impacts of climate change to forests in western Oregon and Washington and management approaches to adapt and improve resiliency. Early registration ends October 12, 2019. For more information and to register, click here.

 

November 15-16, 2019. United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. Sulphur, OK. Tribal Nations in Oklahoma working to preserve, protect and revitalize our languages. For more information contact: Tushka Hill (405)585-7901, tushka@treatycouncil.org or Rodney Factor (405)380-8906, okoneemekko@gmail.com

 

November 18-22, 2019. 2019 Office of Indian Energy Program Review. Lakewood, CO. Mark your calendar for the 2019 Office of Indian Energy Program Review November 18–22, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. This annual event is a tremendous opportunity for Indian tribes to meet, learn from other Indian tribes that are pursuing energy self-sufficiency, and share in each other's successes. The event will take place at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, CO. Registration, agenda, and details to come. To view past program review meetings, go to https://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/projects/program-review

 

November 19, 2019. 9am- 10 am Pacific. Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series: Adaptation Plans Part 1. This is the eighth webinar in the Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series. This training originates from the Tribal Climate Health Project, a grant funded project being administered by the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pala Environmental Department to help tribal communities build capacity to address the health impacts of climate change. The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. To register, click here.

 

November 19, 2019. 10am- 3pm. Cascades to Coast Landscape Collaborative Stakeholder Gathering. The Cascades to Coast Landscape Collaborative, formerly known as the Pacific NW Coast Landscape Conservation Design project, recently hosted a webinar to provide everyone in the region with an update on our progress to date and key next steps. The Stakeholder meeting will celebrate progress and define key next steps. The meeting will take place in the Celilo Room of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, 700 NW Multnomah St, Portland, OR. To RSVP, click here.

 

November 19-22, 2019. Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM). Anchorage, AK. The Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management, organized by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, is an annual gathering that brings together Tribes, Non-profits, and State and Federal organizations, for a week of environmental conversations. The discussions focus on finding and implementing solutions to address the unique environmental concerns facing Alaskan communities. For more information about the conference and to register, click here.

 

December 3, 2019. 9am- 10am Pacific. Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series: Adaptation Plans Part 2. This is the ninth webinar in the Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series. This training originates from the Tribal Climate Health Project, a grant funded project being administered by the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pala Environmental Department to help tribal communities build capacity to address the health impacts of climate change. The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. To register, click here.

 

December 3, 2019. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: What Can Successful Communication Look Like in Actionable Science? Examples from the Climate Adaptation Science Centers. In this webinar, presenters from across the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (a national network of federal-academic partnerships designed to facilitate the production of actionable climate adaptation science) will share a suite of creative products used to communicate collaborative research and inform decision-making, highlighting both the products and the processes used to collaboratively develop them. To register for the webinar, click here. For more information on the skills-building webinar series, click here.

 

December 5, 2019. 8:45 am-5:30 pm. Training: Climate Adaptation Strategies for Pacific Northwest Forests. Salem, WA. The Northwest Natural Resource Group is hosting three trainings for professional foresters and land managers to understand the impacts of climate change to forests in western Oregon and Washington and management approaches to adapt and improve resiliency. Early registration ends November 3, 2019. For more information and to register, click here.

 

December 16, 2019. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought & Climate Outlook. The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) December 2019 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). To register for the webinar, click here.

 

December 17, 2019. 9am- 10 am Pacific. Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series: Implementation/Evaluation, Closing. This is the final webinar in the Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Webinar Series. This training originates from the Tribal Climate Health Project, a grant funded project being administered by the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pala Environmental Department to help tribal communities build capacity to address the health impacts of climate change. The training will provide steps, tools, templates, case studies, and other resources that seek to streamline the adaptation planning process and make it easier for tribal health and environmental professionals to understand and address human health exposures and impacts within tribal communities. To register, click here.

 

March 18-20, 2020. 5th Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium. Bend, OR. This year’s symposium will be held at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR. Hotel, registration, and details to come. For updates, go to http://www.nwfirescience.org/

 

April 14-16, 2020. The Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network (OCEAN) CONNECT Conference. Sunriver, OR. OCEAN, in collaboration with the Oregon Conservation Partnership, is excited to invite you to SUBMIT A SESSION PROPOSAL for the 12th Annual CONNECT Conference. CONNECT 2020 will be held at the Sunriver Resort. This three-day conference will bring together local, state, and federal decision-makers, support organizations, professionals from Watershed Councils, Conservation Districts, Land Trusts, and others committed to conserving our natural resources. The conference theme is: Changing Climate. For more information and to submit a proposals, click here.

 

April 19-22, 2020. Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. Vancouver, BC. The purpose of the conference is to assemble scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community and business leaders, policy makers, educators, and students to present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, and to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea ecosystem. For more information, go to https://wp.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/