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 15, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Marine Heatwaves under Global Warming: Discovering Risks for Marine Ecosystems. Extreme climate and weather events shape the structure of biological systems and affect the biogeochemical functions and services they provide for society in a fundamental manner. There is overwhelming evidence that the frequency, duration and intensity of extreme events on land are changing under global warming, increasing the risk of severe, pervasive and in some cases irreversible impacts on natural and socio-economic systems. In contrast, we know very little about the past occurrences and the future progression of marine heatwaves. This knowledge gap is of particular concern as some of the recently observed marine heatwaves revealed the high vulnerability of marine ecosystems and fisheries to such extreme climate events. For more information, click here.

 

November 15, 2018. 8 am – 5 pm Pacific. Clean and Affordable Energy Conference. Portland, OR. Join the NW Energy Coalition at the World Forestry Center in Portland for the Clean & Affordable Energy Conference. The conference will feature two of Oregon’s largest utilities describing their strategies for deep carbonization, followed by a panel discussion of how energy storage technologies can change the Northwest electric system. Conference speakers will explore how we can make energy efficient buildings and their benefits available to all – and improve community outcomes related to housing and economic development. For more information and to register, click here.

 

November 15, 2018. 11 am Pacific. New Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources for Northwest and Great Basin Tribes. In this webinar, Dr. Meade Krosby, Senior Scientist at the Climate Impacts Group and University Deputy Director of the NW CASC, will first introduce the Tribal Climate Tool, which provides interactive maps, graphs and reports summarizing projected changes in climate for the unique geographies and impacts of concern to Northwest and Great Basin tribes. This webinar will also introduce the Tribal Climate Vulnerability Resources webpage, developed to orient users to the range of vulnerability assessment approaches and resources available to tribes. Finally, Dr. Krosby will describe the services provided by the Tribal Climate Technical Support Desk, which offers rapid response to tribal queries about the vulnerability assessment process. For more information and to register, click here: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eebxv7d3TUGUm6ayR9zRMQ.

 

November 15, 2018. 1 pm PST. Evaluation of burn mosaics in subsequent wildfire behavior, severity, and fire management strategies. The Reburn Project was motivated by a need to better understand wildfires as a type of fuel reduction treatment and to assess the impacts of fire suppression on forested landscapes. The original JFSP task statement (Influence of past wildfires on wildfire behavior, effects, and management) was created to inform the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and to address how past wildfires influence subsequent wildfire spread and severity as well as to evaluate how past wildfires may support different fire management strategies. Registration is required for this event. For more information and to register, click here.

 

November 16, 2018. 8 am Pacific. Webinar: 2018 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 December and the winter season. For more information and to register, click here.

 

November 27, 2018. 11:30 am Pacific. Prescribed fire policy barriers: Findings from a JFSP project on challenges and strategies on federal lands across the West. Prescribed fire is an essential management tool for restoring and maintaining fire-dependent ecosystems; however, land managers are unable to apply prescribed fire at the necessary levels. Past surveys have identified a range of policies and regulations that managers say

limit their ability to conduct prescribed fire. We are conducting a project investigating barriers to prescribed fire across the West for the BLM and the US Forest Service. Our goals are to identify the origin and range of interpretation of perceived policy barriers (i.e. whether these reside in law, agency guidance, culture, or individual discretion) and characterize the opportunities and mechanisms that are available to overcome barriers at various scales. For more information and to register, click here.

 

November 27, 2018. 10 am- 11 am Pacific. Webinar: NW Climate and Health Network. Join our quarterly calls to connect with other public health practitioners, researchers and partners in the Pacific Northwest.  Learn about the latest projects, resources, and opportunities for engaging at the intersection of public health and climate change. To register, click here.

 

November 27-30, 2018. The Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management. 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, click here. To register for the event, click here.

 

November 29, 2018. 8 am- 4 pm Pacific. Getting Climate ready: Adaptation Tools for Northwest BC Communities, Terrace, BC. Climate change is exposing communities in Northwest BC to changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure as well as health at risk, which the Northwest region has witnessed in recent flooding and wildfire events. Changing climate hazards have created the need to integrate climate change adaptation into policy, planning, landscape design, and public works maintenance. This full-day, free introductory workshop will focus on flood and wildfire risk management. If you have any questions, contact Cait Murphy at cmurphy@fraserbasin.bc.ca. For more information and to register click here.

 

November 29, 2018. 10 am- 11 am Pacific. Addressing the Effects of Climate Change in Environmental Assessments. This webinar will present a set of best and emerging practices for addressing this in Environmental Assessments (EAs), based on a recent report published by the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources and Risk Science International. Also important, but not addressed here, are the effects of the project on climate change through greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For more information and to apply, click here.

 

November 29, 2018. 11:30 am- 1 pm. Webinar- Prescribed fire policy barriers: Findings from a Joint Fire Science Project on challenges and strategies on federal lands across the West. Prescribed fire is an essential management tool for restoring and maintaining fire-dependent ecosystems; however, land managers are unable to apply prescribed fire at the necessary levels. Past surveys have identified a range of policies and regulations that managers say limit their ability to conduct prescribed fire. We are conducting a project investigating barriers to prescribed fire across the West for the BLM and the US Forest Service. For more information and to register, click here.

 

December 6-7, 2018. International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change. Princeton, NJ. This symposium will aim to address the effects of climate change (global warming) on Indigenous communities in Canada, the U.S., and Russia; Indigenous reporting on climate change and environment-related conflicts and issues; Emergence of Indigenous media and social movements, Indigenous knowledge systems and frameworks for justice and sustainable development; Forced removal from land, intergenerational trauma, and legacies of the residential school systems; Territorial disputes, community well-being, and food sovereignty; Impacts of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. For more information and to register, go to https://www.princetonisiccc.com/

 

December 6, 2018. 1 pm Pacific. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Coast Landscape Conservation Design. Participants with the Pacific Northwest Coast Landscape Conservation Design will share with you the latest information associated with the LCD, including progress made with wildlife connectivity work groups, the Chehalis Working Lands and Conservation Community Meeting (November 1, 2018), the upcoming working lands and conservation community meeting in northwest Oregon, pending scenario planning meetings, and key next steps for the consortium. To register, click here.

 

December 11, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Analyzing Qualitative Data: Understanding and Using Interview, Survey and Observational Data. This webinar will introduce participants to data analysis techniques specific to qualitative data from interviews, focus groups, and field notes. It will also address some of the challenges and benefits of integrating qualitative and quantitative data within one project. Sponsored by the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. For more information and to register, click here: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rZyCYWXMR429WRzJG7q_QA.

 

December 10-14, 2018. Office of Indian Energy Program Review. Lakewood, Colorado. Register now for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 2018 Office of Indian Energy Program Review to be held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel. The 2018 Program Review will feature project status updates from tribes across the nation who are leveraging Office of Indian Energy grant funding to deploy energy technologies or initiate the first steps to energy development. Due to widespread interest in energy development, the Review is also open to all of Indian Country. There is no registration fee, but advanced registration is required to ensure seating and availability of food. A block of rooms is available at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel. To book your room at the group rate, please visit the Sheraton Denver West Hotel website. Note that the discounted group rate is only available until Nov. 16, 2018. For more information and to register, click here.

 

December 17, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinars. 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. Register here.

 

December 18, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Resilience Dialogues: Connecting communities with experts via online dialogues to lay the groundwork for long-term climate resilience. Using a facilitated online dialogue process, Resilience Dialogues enables communities to engage with scientists and resilience practitioners to identify challenges, locate relevant resources, and prioritize achievable action steps towards resilience. A public-private collaboration launched in 2016, the Resilience Dialogues is led by the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP), in close coordination with the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and several other public and private entities. For more information and to register, follow the link: https://accap.uaf.edu/Resilience_Dialogues

 

January 24-25, 2018. 2019 Tribal Border Summit. Tucson, AZ. The Summit is intended to provide an opportunity for leaders of Indigenous Nations and tribes located on or near the international boundaries of Canada, Mexico, and Russia to discuss border crossing related issues and efforts to facilitate the mobility of indigenous people, all while securing tribal lands and the United States. The Summit will develop a Border Tribes proposal to facilitate indigenous border crossing into traditional territories. For more information and to register, contact Marisela C. Nuñez at Marisela.C.Nunez@PascuaYaqui-nsn.gov (520) 879-6231 or Shanti Gomez at Shanti.Gomez@PascuaYaqui-nsn.gov (520) 484-4186.

 

April 2-4, 2019. NSF Includes Conference: Bringing Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion in Data Science to the Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO. Growth in large ecological datasets and large environmental synthesis projects has resulted in the need for a diverse workforce with technical data science skills. A variety of organizations support underrepresented groups entering the data science field through training, mentoring, and networking opportunities. However, many of these initiatives have been developed in isolation, limiting opportunities for an exchange of ideas and lessons learned. We are hosting a conference to facilitate development of the Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN) to strengthen initiatives across existing alliances and organizations to recruit and retain individuals from underrepresented groups in data science careers. To apply, click here.

 

April 23, 2019. Madison, WI. National Adaptation Forum. The Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. We invite you to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation awareness and planning to adaptation action. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/registration

 

May 3-4, 2019. Seattle, WA. Living Breath of Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium. This year’s symposium will be held at the University of Washington. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Food as Family Medicine”. Living Breath is a volunteer-led consortium and may be able to provide modest travel funds and student scholarships. For more information, go to http://www.livingbreathsymposium.org/

 

May 8-11, 2019. Vancouver, B.C. The 42nd Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology. The 2019 SoE annual conference will be held in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people, on the University of British Columbia campus. For more information and to register, go to https://ethnobiology.org/conference/upcoming

 

May 15-17, 2019. Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences 7th Annual Workshop, Boulder, CO. The 7th Annual Workshop will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Rising Voices facilitates cross-cultural approaches for adaptation solutions to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability, and climate change. It has developed into a vibrant and productive cross-cultural network of Indigenous and Western scientific professionals, tribal and community leaders, environmental and communication experts, students, educators, and artists from across the United States, including Alaska, Hawai‘i, and the Pacific Islands, and around the world. For more information, please visit the website https://risingvoices.ucar.edu.

 

June 10-13, 2019. 43rd Annual National Indian Timber Symposium. Hosted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Hollywood, FL. The symposium is designed to facilitate communication from the perspective of tribes, the BIA, private industry, legislative bodies, and academia on issues and concerns of current forestry management practices. Symposium participants produce workshop summaries, which are submitted to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior and other federal agencies for follow‐up.  This procedure gives the Intertribal Timber Council and the BIA a foundation to analyze the progress occurring to resolve the issues being confronted. Registration is not yet open. For more information on past and future symposiums, go to http://www.itcnet.org/get_involved/annual_symposium.html

 

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/