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  

 

February 21, 2020. 1 pm Pacific. February 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming month and season. For more information and to register, click here.

 

February 24, 2020. 11 am- 12 pm Pacific. PNW DEWS Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar. The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) 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, click here.

 

February 24, 2020. 12 pm – 2pm Pacific. Student Speaker Series – Modern Warriors Empower Future Sustainability. Coast Salish Institute Auditorium. Dialogues about indigenous people’s cultural and traditional lived experiences. For any questions, contact mrmontgomery@nwic.edu. To register, click here.

 

February 25, 2020. 2020 Rural Energy Conference. Chicago, Illinois. This conference will give you the perfect opportunity to delve into clean energy solutions tailored for rural communities that will spur economic growth and energy affordability. Many rural residents spend a higher share of their income on energy costs than their non-rural counterparts. Join us to explore the power and potential of energy efficiency and clean energy to lower energy bills and improve the everyday lives of rural residents. For more information and to register, click here.

 

February 26-27, 2020. Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State. Corvallis, OR. The Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2020 conference will be held February 26-27 at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University. Geared to foresters, forest managers, woodland owners, students, and others with an interest in forest health, the conference will provide a blend of current information and practical applications on how to manage a healthy forest. For more information and to register, click here.

 

February 27, 2020. 11 am Pacific. National Adaptation Forum Webinar – Integrating Climate Change into Hazard Mitigation Planning. This National Adaptation Forum Webinar will discuss the incorporation of climate change into hazard mitigation planning. The webinar brings together representatives of different agencies and organizations to discuss the opportunities and challenges of climate-smart hazard planning and provide examples of where and how disaster preparedness is being used to improve resilience across the country. For more information and to join the webinar, click here.

 

February 27, 2020. 9 am – 10 am Pacific. Forest Adaptation Webinar Series: Climate Refugia. Institute for Applied Climate Science and the Forest Stewards Guild are hosting a new webinar series focused on forests and climate change adaptation. Each session will first explore the latest scientific information from someone actively researching the issue, followed by an example of a real-world management project. To past webinar recordings and register for upcoming webinars, click here.

 

March 2, 2020. 3pm-4:50 pm Pacific. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Indian Energy Tribal consultation and listening sessions. Las Vegas, NV. The DOI BIA will be hosting four tribal consultation and listening sessions on the realignment of the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) and the Indian Energy Service Center. If you have any questions, contact Johnna Blackhair, Deputy Bureau Director, OTSBIA, at (202) 208-5968 or johnna.blackhair@bia.gov and Anthony Morgan Rodman, Acting Director, IEED, at (202) 573-2740 or anthony.rodman@bia.gov. To read the announcement letter sent to tribal leaders, click here.

 

March 3, 2020. 9 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Forest Adaptation Webinar Series – Climate Refugia. NIACS and the Forest Stewards Guild are teaming up to offer a new webinar series focused on forests and climate change adaptation. The series will bring together scientists and managers to learn about and discuss emerging topics related to the effects of climate change on forest management, with a focus on forests in New England and New York. For more information and to register, click here.

 

March 5, 2020. 10 am- 11 am Pacific. Northwest River Forecast Center Monthly Water Supply Briefing. Presentation of current hydrologic and climatic conditions and water supply forecasts for the Columbia and Snake River basins. To register, click here.

 

March 5-6, 2020. Smithsonian Symposium: Global Strategies for Sustaining Cultural Heritage through Climate Change. Washington D.C. Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Collections Program for a series of presentations and discussions that explore the intersection of cultural heritage and climate change. This two-day conversation will examine the impact of climate change on cultural heritage and communities worldwide, discuss the responsibilities of stewards of cultural heritage in fostering collaborative solutions, address urgent questions of equity and inclusion, and identify strategies that leverage cultural heritage for climate action. For more information and to register (required), click here.

 

March 10, 2020. 9 am – 12 pm Central. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Indian Energy Tribal consultation and listening sessions. Catoosa, OK. The DOI BIA will be hosting four tribal consultation and listening sessions on the realignment of the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) and the Indian Energy Service Center. If you have any questions, contact Johnna Blackhair, Deputy Bureau Director, OTSBIA, at (202) 208-5968 or johnna.blackhair@bia.gov and Anthony Morgan Rodman, Acting Director, IEED, at (202) 573-2740 or anthony.rodman@bia.gov. To read the announcement letter sent to tribal leaders, click here.

 

March 12, 2020. Climate and Health Science Symposium. Atlanta, GA. CDC is celebrating the Climate and Health Program’s 10-year anniversary by hosting a day-long science symposium titled, “Climate in all Health Policies.” The purpose of the symposium is to (1) emphasize the importance of the health impacts of climate change; (2) discuss how cross-sector policies and adaptation planning can help reduce climate-related health risks in communities; and (3) highlight Climate and Health Program activities to expand both research and action on climate and health issues. For more information and to register to attend in person or via webinar, click here.

 

March 17, 2020. 10 am- 11:30 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series. 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. For more information on the webinar series and to register, click here.

 

March 17-19, 2020. 11th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit. Omaha, NE. The National Tribal Public Health Summit is a premiere Indian public health event that attracts over 500 Tribal public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, researchers, and community-based service providers. Summit tracks will include Environmental Health and Climate Change.  For more information and to register, click here.

 

March 17, 2020. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Tribal SCAN Network: Web Portal for Climate Station Data and Decision Tools. Participants will learn about a new website for SCAN and TSCAN climate station data. A demonstration of the website will include decision support tools for agriculture and STEM education. To join the webinar, 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/

 

March 19, 2020. 9 am – 12 pm Mountain. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Indian Energy Tribal consultation and listening sessions. Lakewood, CO. The DOI BIA will be hosting four tribal consultation and listening sessions on the realignment of the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) and the Indian Energy Service Center. If you have any questions, contact Johnna Blackhair, Deputy Bureau Director, OTSBIA, at (202) 208-5968 or johnna.blackhair@bia.gov and Anthony Morgan Rodman, Acting Director, IEED, at (202) 573-2740 or anthony.rodman@bia.gov. To read the announcement letter sent to tribal leaders, click here.

 

March 19, 2020. 10 am – 11 am Pacific. Forest Adaptation Webinar Series: Warming Winters. The Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science and the Forest Stewards Guild are hosting a new webinar series focused on forests and climate change adaptation. Each session will first explore the latest scientific information from someone actively researching the issue, followed by an example of a real-world management project. To past webinar recordings and register for upcoming webinars, click here.

 

March 20, 2020. 12 pm – 1 pm AKDT. March 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming month and season. For more information and to register, click here.

 

March 23-26, 2020. 7th North American Carbon Program (NACP) Open Science Meeting. Mclean, VA. The overall theme of the 2020 NACP Open Science meeting is "The Future is Here: North American carbon cycle science for a changed climate", and the meeting will be organized around highly interdisciplinary science sessions including stakeholder engagement, carbon-climate feedbacks, new instrumentation and the carbon cycle modeling these advances enable, carbon and the economy, and spatial and temporal hotspots for natural carbon cycling. The meeting is hosting a session Indigenous Peoples and Multinational Experiences. This session invites presentations on carbon science, policy, and management from local, regional, national, and international scales, from Indigenous peoples as well as US, Mexican, and Canadian collaborators. Talk Abstracts were due  January 29, 2020. Poster Abstracts due February 19, 2020. For more information and to register, click here.

 

March 25-26, 2020. Save the Date! Odgen Murphy Wallace’s Tribal Environmental Seminar for Tribal Leaders, Tribal Environmental Program Managers, and In-House Counsel. Seattle, WA. The theme for the 2020 Tribal Environmental Seminar is “Using Federal, Tribal and State Law to Protect the Tribal Homeland and Preserve Tribal Rights and Resources.”

 

March 26, 2020. 12 pm Pacific. Upcoming CASC Webinar: Planning for Habitat Connectivity in a Transboundary Region. View this webinar to learn more about planning for transboundary connectivity and identifying possible adaptation options. For more information, click here.

 

March 26, 2020. 2 pm – 4pm Eastern. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Indian Energy Tribal consultation and listening sessions. The DOI BIA will be hosting four tribal consultation and listening sessions on the realignment of the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) and the Indian Energy Service Center. To join the consultation session, dial 888-469-1348, Passcode: 8011848. If you have any questions, contact Johnna Blackhair, Deputy Bureau Director, OTSBIA, at (202) 208-5968 or johnna.blackhair@bia.gov and Anthony Morgan Rodman, Acting Director, IEED, at (202) 573-2740 or anthony.rodman@bia.gov. To read the announcement letter sent to tribal leaders, click here.

 

April 2, 2020. 10 am- 11 am Pacific. Northwest River Forecast Center Monthly Water Supply Briefing. Presentation of current hydrologic and climatic conditions and water supply forecasts for the Columbia and Snake River basins. To register, click here.

 

April 2-4, 2020. American Indian Science and Engineering Society Region 1 Conference. University of Washington. Regional Conferences gather student and professional members to champion each other and expand their knowledge and skills through a wide variety of workshops and sessions. Many professional members participate as mentors and speakers, sharing their expertise and facilitating discussions in areas like engineering, environmental science, or on crossovers between traditional ecological knowledge and western science. For more information and to register, click here.

 

April 11, 2020. Soil School 2020. Portland, OR. The focus for 2019 was on climate change and its effects on soil ecosystems. Students have the option to participate in hands-on learning in the Washington County Master Gardener Association Education Garden. Soil School is tailored toward gardeners, landscape professionals, and farmers in the community, and is designed to educate and provide networking opportunities for attendees. Soil School is presented by West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information about Soil School, contact Renee Magyar, WMSWCD Communications & Outreach Manager at renee@wmswcd.org or (503) 238-4775 x101. To view the full agenda and register, click here.

 

April 13-15, 2020. 10th Annual Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE). The 10th annual Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the U.S. EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-duty diesel reductions in major fleets across the continent. This year's GTSE offers invaluable fleet technician training and general educational opportunities with information-packed sessions and seminars tailored to fleets and clean transportation stakeholders from the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Our GTSE maintains its staple fleet-focus as the intersection of policy, technology, practice and the future of mobility with a regional focus but using a national lens. For more information and to register, click here.

 

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 proposal, click here.

 

April 14-16, 2020. 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop. Phoenix, AZ. The 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Workshop will bring together a diverse community to share developments in research and application of weather and climate information for societal decision making. Participants will include researchers, service producers, resource managers, planners, practitioners, social scientists, and others making weather and climate-sensitive decisions. NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Services Branch, Arizona State University, the Arizona State Climate Office, and many climate services partners are collaborating in the organization of the 2020 CPASW. Registration will open in early February 2020. For more information, click here.

 

April 17, 2020. 12 pm -1 pm AKDT. April 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming month and season. For more information and to register, 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/

 

April 21, 2020. 10 am- 11:30 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series. 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. For more information on the webinar series and to register, click here.

 

April 29 – May 1, 2020. 8th Annual Rising Voices Workshop. Lummi Territory, Northwest Indian College. https://risingvoices.ucar.edu/. The 8th annual Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences workshop will be held in Lummi Territory from April 29—May 1, 2020, in partnership with Lummi Nation and the Northwest Indian College. Limited space and travel funding will be available. We will send more information to the Rising Voices listserv and post on the Rising Voices website when registration opens. For information about Rising Voices, please visit the website https://risingvoices.ucar.edu/ or contact Heather Lazrus (hlazrus@ucar.edu) or Julie Maldonado (jmaldonado@likenknowledge.org

 

May 1-2, 2020. “Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods & Ecological Knowledge Symposium. University of Washington. This symposium brings people together o share knowledge on topics such as traditional foods, plants, and medicines; environmental and food justice; food sovereignty/security; health and wellness; and treaty rights. Indigenous peoples in the Northwest have maintained a sustainable way of life through a cultural, spiritual, and reciprocal relationship with their environment. Registration details coming soon! http://livingbreathsymposium.org/

 

May 7, 2020. 10 am- 11 am Pacific. Northwest River Forecast Center Monthly Water Supply Briefing. Presentation of current hydrologic and climatic conditions and water supply forecasts for the Columbia and Snake River basins. To register, click here.

 

May 19, 2020. 10 am- 11:30 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series. 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. For more information on the webinar series and to register, click here.

 

May 19-21, 2020. ITEP Training – Climate Series #1: Climate Change 101 (Tribal Only). Blue Lake Rancheria. The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe in partnership with ITEP is hosting a Climate Change 101 Training in May 2020. This course provides an introduction to planning for climate change impacts, with examples of tribes that have been going through the adaptation planning process. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning. Registration is not yet open. For more information, click here.

 

May 21, 2020. 9 am – 10 am Pacific. Forest Adaptation Webinar Series: Forest Birds. The Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science and the Forest Stewards Guild are hosting a new webinar series focused on forests and climate change adaptation. Each session will first explore the latest scientific information from someone actively researching the issue, followed by an example of a real-world management project. To past webinar recordings and register for upcoming webinars, click here.

 

May 22, 2020. 12 pm -1 pm AKDT. April 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming month and season. For more information and to register, click here.

 

May 27-29, 2020. Save the Date! 21st National Tribal Forum on Air Quality. Tulsa, OK. The National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTFAQ) aims to support tribal programs by fostering information-sharing and networking opportunities that build tribal capacity in air quality management. The NTFAQ provides environmental professionals from tribes, EPA, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current regulatory initiatives and technical information, and share practical knowledge relevant to tribal programs. To check for updates, click here.

 

June 16, 2020. 10 am- 11:30 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series. 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. For more information on the webinar series and to register, click here.

 

June 22-23, 2020. Save the Date! Law Seminars International “Tribal Consultations” Conference. Law Seminars International is hosting “A Crucial and Timely Conference on Tribal Consultations” on June 22-23, 2020 in Seattle, WA. The conference will focus on the nature and scope of consultation, consultation between Tribes and federal agencies, and Washington state agencies; consultation on environmental issues and policy; intergovernmental agreements; and Tribal Treaty Rights. For more information, click here.

 

June 25, 2020. 9 am- 10 am Pacific. Forest Adaptation Webinar Series: Regeneration Issues. The Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science and the Forest Stewards Guild are hosting a new webinar series focused on forests and climate change adaptation. Each session will first explore the latest scientific information from someone actively researching the issue, followed by an example of a real-world management project. To past webinar recordings and register for upcoming webinars, click here.

 

July 21, 2020. 10 am- 11:30 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series. 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. For more information on the webinar series and to register, click here.

 

August 9-14, 2020. ATNI Tribal Climate Camp. Anchorage, AK. In 2020, 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.

 

August 9-14, 2020. Changing Currents: Tribal Youth Water Summit 2020. University of Oregon. Join us in Eugene, Oregon at the University of Oregon for a week-long leadership and education experience for tribal youth. Leadership comes in all forms, from speaking out to being an active citizen in your community. At the Changing Currents: Tribal Youth Water Summit, we will be exploring what it means to be the next generation of water leaders. The summit is intended to bring together like-minded tribal youth with a passion for water, natural resources, education and social action. The Changing Currents Program will select 20-25 tribal youth ages 15-19 years old from Pacific Northwest tribes. Housing and meals will be provided for the selected participants, travel costs to and from the Tribal Youth Water Summit are on your own. Applications are due June 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.

 

August 17-20, 2020. Save the Date! 2020 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum. Milwaukee, WI. This year’s Tribal Lands and Environment Forum: A National Conversation on Waste and Response Strategies will take place in Milwaukee, WI. Registration, session proposals forms, travel information, and field trip announcements will all be coming soon! Go to www.nau.edu/TLEF for updates.

 

August 18, 2020. 10 am- 11:30 am Pacific. Webinar Series: Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation Regional Cohort Training Series. 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. For more information on the webinar series and to register, click here.

 

August 18-20, 2020. California Adaptation Forum. Riverside, CA. The biennial California Adaptation Forum gathers the adaptation community from across California and beyond to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities and tackle our state’s most pressing climate change challenges. The Forum offers a series of engaging plenaries, sessions, workshops, tours, networking opportunities, and more to support our transition from adaptation awareness and planning to action on the ground. For more information and to view the draft schedule, click here.

 

August 31- September 4, 2020. National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC). St. Paul, MN. ITEP is proud to announce the inaugural National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference in 2020. Hosted by ITEP, the Climate Change Advisory Committee and other partners, this climate conference will be held for our communities to convene and discuss our work addressing climate change impacts that affects our culture, all our relations, Mother Earth and Father Sky. We will come develop solutions and take the next steps towards implementation. We hope you will join us as we convene to confront and address the effects of climate change on our communities. Registration will open mid-March 2020. For more information on NTICC, click here.    

 

September 28- October 2, 2020. Save the Date! 7th Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Conference. Check back here in 2020: ntemc.org

 

October 12-14, 2020. 2020 National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit. Seattle, WA. The 2020 National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit will convene leaders from Tribes and First Nations throughout the United States, Canada, and Indigenous people around the world. Participants will 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 programs; and foster pathways to influence climate policy. The Summit will include internationally renowned plenary speakers, participatory breakout sessions, and more.  For more information, click here.