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 12-13, 2018. Solve at Standing Rock. Cannon Ball, ND. Solve at Standing Rock is a two-day gathering to celebrate and uplift the innovative sustainability work currently being done in Indian Country. This event will highlight the 2018 Oceti Sakowin | Solve Fellows and their projects, which bring renewable energy and food accessibility to the community and contribute to economic prosperity and sovereignty. Over these two days, we will focus on the huge potential for indigenous people to lead the environmental movement, from solar panel installations to sustainable community housing and from renewable energy building audits to agriculture technique courses. To register, click here.

August 13-16, 2018. Tribal Lands and Environment Forum. Spokane, Washington. Hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. Topics highlighted at the forum include solid/hazardous waste management, brownfields, UST/LUSTs, Superfund sites, emergency response and tribal water programs. 

August 14, 2018. 9 am-10 am Pacific. Science communication at NOAA: Effective strategies to increase public engagement and understanding of science Webinar. Effective science communication is integral to NOAA's goals to foster an informed and weather-ready nation, healthy oceans, and environmentally sustainable and vibrant communities. Come and learn what tools you can use to accomplish these goals to increase public engagement and understanding of science such as user-centered messaging and visual communication. For more information, click here.

August 14-15, 2018. Making Climate Assessments Work: Learning from California and Other Subnational Climate Assessments. States, counties, cities, and local stakeholders are increasingly taking the lead on climate change assessments.  The state of California is currently releasing its Fourth Climate Change Assessment, which is based on nearly 50 independent research projects spanning topics ranging from wildfires and habitat loss to electricity and natural gas system resilience. Register today!

August 15, 2018. 2 pm Pacific. Northwest Climate and Health Network Call.

August 15, 2018. 11 am Pacific. FY18 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Webinar for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs. FEMA will offer a webinar on the FY18 NOFOs for prospective applicants. This webinar will be offered four times, and applicants may attend any session. (Each Session will be scheduled for 1.5 hours.) To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nofo18/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

August 16, 2018. 9 am Pacific. FY18 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Webinar for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs. See above. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nofo18/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

August 16, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Webinar, OneNOAA Science Seminar series: Climate Science Special Report.  “The Causes and Consequences of a Rapidly Changing Arctic.Patrick Taylor (NASA-Langley Research Center). Earth's climate system is highly interconnected, meaning that changes to the global climate influence the United States climatically and economically. Observed changes to the global climate affecting the United States include rising global temperatures, diminishing sea ice, melting ice sheets and glaciers, rising sea levels, etc. These documented changes have global economic and national security implications, including for the United States. This presentation discusses the changes in the observed in the Arctic, the projected changes, and the potential impacts to us living the U.S. Webinar Access:  https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/nosscienceseminars/.

August 16, 2018. 1 pm-2 pm Pacific. August NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing Webinar. 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 September and the Fall/early winter season. Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in person or online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather. For more information, click here.

August 21, 2018. 10 am Pacific. Alaska Climate Webinar: Carbon Project in Alaska: How they work and the risks and rewards. This presentation will focus on how offset projects work and the different types of forest management activities involved, all with a focus on Alaska. It will also cover specific carbon projects in Alaska and working with land owners. Register here: https://accap.uaf.edu/webinars/ak-climate-webinars

August 21, 2018. 11 am-12 pm Pacific. FY18 NOFO for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program E-Grants for Beginners Webinar. This webinar will be offered two times, and prospective FY18 applicants may attend either session. These webinars will be “MT eGrants 101” for basic users and new users. Topics covered will include how to access the system, where to go for help, and plenty of time for question and answer. Primarily intended for sub-applicants and new users. (Each Session will be scheduled for 1 hour.) To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/beginnersegrants/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

August 22, 2018. 11 am Pacific. FY18 NOFO for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program E-Grants for Advanced Users Webinar. This webinar will be offered four times, and prospective FY18 applicants may attend any session. These webinars will cover more complex best practices for experienced users. Topics covered will include common pitfalls in successful application development, awareness of system limitations, and plenty of time for question and answer. Primarily intended for grant applicants, experience sub-applicants, and power users. (Each Session will be scheduled for 1 hour.) To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/advancedegrants/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

August 22, 2018. 1pm Pacific. Webinar: Online Course Materials for Tribes. Have you attended a South Central CASC training and do you want to refresh what you learned? Are you looking for assistance developing strong climate adaptation grant proposals? Do you want to learn more about how tribes and pueblos in your state are impacted by climate change? Join us on Wednesday, August 22 to learn more about the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center’s online course resources. Join here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/363956125 or call (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 363-956-125

August 23, 2018. 9 am Pacific. FY18 NOFO for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program E-Grants for Advanced Users Webinar. See above. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/advancedegrants/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

August 23, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Webinar, OneNOAA Science Seminar series: Climate Science Special Report. “Climate Tidings of the Tides.” Billy Sweet (NOAA).  Human activities are a significant contributor to the rise in global sea levels, which have risen about 7-8 inches since 1900 with about 3 of those inches occurring since 1993. By 2100, global sea levels are very likely to rise by 1.0-4.3 feet above year 2000 levels depending upon future emissions of greenhouse gases, though emerging science regarding Antarctic ice sheet stability suggests that a rise above 8 feet is physically possible. With continued rise, it is likely that damaging/moderate coastal flooding will occur several times a year within dozens of U.S. coastal locations within the next several decades. Webinar Access:  https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/nosscienceseminars/.

August 27, 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. 

August 27-29, 2018. 3rd California Adaptation Forum. Sacramento, CA.

August 27-28, 2018. Festival of the Steh-Chass Youth Camp Summer 2018. Register now for two fun filled educational days full of legends, history, traditional plant information, native culture, water quality workshops, crafts, and developing a presentation that will be included in the Festival of the Steh-Chass. Students will be included in the festival presentation to the public of what they created. Interested participants and volunteers need to contact Ali Johnson at ajohnson@salmondefense.org for registration documents. Registration deadline is July 31, 2018. For more information, click here.

August 27-September 10, 2018. SCCASC Managing for a Changing Climate Short Course; Introduction to the Climate System. In Fall 2018, the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Oklahoma will offer four short courses that will provide an integrative understanding of the components of the climate system. We will discuss the impacts of a changing climate on multiple sectors such as the economy, policy, ecosystems, and indigenous populations. In addition, we will discuss how managers can adapt to these changes. To register, click here.

August 28, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Webinar, OneNOAA Science Seminar series: Climate Science Special Report. “The Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment: An Overview of Volume I.Don Wuebbles (University of Illinois). The Fourth National Climate Assessment confirms prior assessments in concluding that the climate on our planet, including the United States, is changing, and changing rapidly. This presentation provides an overview of the findings from the new assessment, with a special focus on severe weather. Webinar Access: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/nosscienceseminars/.

August 28-29, 2018. 2018 Native American Languages Summit; Honoring the Gift of Native Languages. Midwest City, OK. Click here to register.

August 28-30, 2018. Become a Climate Reality Leader. Los Angeles, California. At Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings, individuals ready to make a difference in our planet’s future spend three days working with former Vice President Al Gore and world-renowned scientists and communicators learning about the climate crisis and how together we can solve it. Join us and gain the skills, knowledge, and network to shape public opinion, influence policy, and inspire your community to act at this critical time. Please send any questions or concerns to training@climatereality.com or visit: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/training

August 29, 2018. 11 am Pacific. FY18 NOFO for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program for Prospective Tribal Applicants Webinar. FEMA will offer a webinar on the FY18 NOFOs for prospective tribal applicants. This webinar will be offered two times, and applicants may attend either session. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/tribalnofo/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#.

August 30, 2018. 9 am Pacific. FY18 NOFO for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program for Prospective Tribal Applicants Webinar. See above. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/tribalnofo/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#.

September 10- October 1, 2018. SCCASC Managing for a Changing Climate Short Course; Climate Models, downscaling, & assessments. In Fall 2018, the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Oklahoma will offer four short courses that will provide an integrative understanding of the components of the climate system. We will discuss the impacts of a changing climate on multiple sectors such as the economy, policy, ecosystems, and indigenous populations. In addition, we will discuss how managers can adapt to these changes. To register, click here.

September 11, 2018. 11 am-12 pm Pacific. FY18 NOFO for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program E-Grants for Beginners Webinar. See above. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/beginnersegrants/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

September 12, 2018. 11 am Pacific. FY18 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Webinar for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs. See above. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nofo18/. For phone access: For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

September 12, 2018. Disaster Health Education Symposium 2018. Bethesda, MD. This symposium will provide a forum with a specific focus on education and training in disaster medicine and public health. This symposium will: 1.) Highlight current and future education initiatives in disaster medicine and learning. 2.) Present a unique forum for collaboration and networking among disaster medicine and public health professionals. 3.) Explore the challenges and opportunities for the current state of disaster education, both science and practice, in the US in disaster medicine and public health. For more information and to register, click here.

September 13, 2018. 11 am Pacific. FY18 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Webinar for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs. See above. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nofo18/. For phone access: For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

September 12-14, 2018. Global Climate Action Summit. San Francisco, CA. https://globalclimateactionsummit.org/

September 17-20, 2018. ATNI Fall Convention 2018. Worley, ID. 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. The Convention will be held at the Coeur D’Alene Casino. To Register, click here

September 19, 2018. 11 am Pacific. FY18 NOFO for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program E-Grants for Advanced Users Webinar. See above. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/advancedegrants/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

September 20, 2018. 11 am Pacific. FY18 NOFO for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program E-Grants for Advanced Users Webinar. See above. To attend the webinar, click on the link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/advancedegrants/. For phone access: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#

September 24-25, 2018. G318 Mitigation Planning Workshop. Anchorage, AK.  This in-person, two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of the mitigation planning requirements for communities do develop new or updated Local or Tribal Mitigation Plans that address community priorities and needs and meets requirements established in 44 CFR 201.6. This workshop describes the planning process, the requirements for stakeholder involvement, assessing risks and developing effective mitigation strategies. Finally, the basic elements of the plan review, approval, and update cycle are discussed, including tips for implementing and maintaining an approved plan, tracking performance, keeping stakeholders involved, and preventing plans from lapsing or expiring. Tuition is free for those accepted. Travel and salary stipends are not available. To register, contact Eva Edwards at eva.edwards@alaska.gov.

October 1-22, 2018. SCCASC Managing for a Changing Climate Short Course; Societal Impacts of Climate Change. In Fall 2018, the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Oklahoma will offer four short courses that will provide an integrative understanding of the components of the climate system. We will discuss the impacts of a changing climate on multiple sectors such as the economy, policy, ecosystems, and indigenous populations. In addition, we will discuss how managers can adapt to these changes. To register, click here.

October 2-5, 2018. Third Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition. This annual conference that brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work. For more information and to register, go to http://seedsofnativehealth.org/conference/

October 3-7, 2018. Society of American Foresters National Convention. Portland, Oregon. The convention theme will explore the differences between policy and politics, and how science, management, and policy interact and integrate to inform and influence the conservation of forested landscapes. Plenary sessions will consider the role of science in policy decisions such as wildland fire policy, the role of scientists and managers in the policy process, and how we can better influence policy makers.

October 9-11, 2018. 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. Boise, Idaho. Information about lodging, registration, and program will become available in the coming months. 

October 10, 2018. 10 am Pacific. Webinar (6 of 6): Successful HRSA Tribal Grantees. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is hosting a FREE Grants Education and Technical Assistance Webinar Series for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, Indian Health, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs. Learn about the federal grant application process, how to write better grant proposals and evaluation plans for your projects, strategies for successful grant management, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with HRSA subject matter experts, grant reviewers, as well as peers to discuss best practices and barriers to successful grants application and management. Register here: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/federal_grant_application_recording/event/registration.html

October 15-18, 2018. Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes Conference, Spokane, WA.

October 16, 2018. 2 pm Pacific. Northwest Climate and Health Network Call.

October 22, 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.

October 23-24, 2018. G318: Mitigation Planning Workshop. Lynwood, WA at FEMA Region 10 Offices. Registration information is located here. The two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of natural hazards mitigation planning for tribes and local jurisdictions. Participants will not only understand the FEMA planning requirements, but will learn how to go above and beyond minimum requirements to ensure an effective mitigation plan may be implemented.

October 22- November 26. SCCASC Managing for a Changing Climate Short Course; Physical Impacts of Climate Change & Adaptation Strategies. In Fall 2018, the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Oklahoma will offer four short courses that will provide an integrative understanding of the components of the climate system. We will discuss the impacts of a changing climate on multiple sectors such as the economy, policy, ecosystems, and indigenous populations. In addition, we will discuss how managers can adapt to these changes. To register, click here.

October 29- November 1, 2018. Tribal EPA Region 9 26th Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. For more information, follow the link: https://www.tribalepa.com/

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 19, 2018. 2 pm Pacific. Northwest Climate and Health Network Call.