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  

July 12, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Webinar, OneNOAA Science Seminar series: Climate Science Special Report.“Climate Science: What’s New?" Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University). Human emissions of greenhouse gases now overwhelm the influence of natural drivers on Earth's climate. How will our energy choices and resulting emissions affect temperature and precipitation, extreme events, sea level rise and more, over this century and beyond? What are the implications for meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement and avoiding dangerous change? And what about the potential for surprise, as we push the climate system harder and faster than any time in human history? Webinar Access: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under “Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. 

July 12, 2018. Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: A Workshop Series for Northwest and Great Basin Tribes. Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Conference Center, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516. The Climate Impacts Group is offering a series of workshops for Northwest and Great Basin tribes interested in or currently engaged in the process of assessing their climate risks. These workshops are intended to make the vulnerability assessment process more accessible to tribal staff and community members. For more information on the workshops, and to RSVP for the workshop nearest you, please contact Arwen Bird: arwen@wovenstrategies.com. Funds are available to support travel, lodging, and workshop registration for participants. When providing an RSVP, please include an estimate of your travel costs (e.g., mileage) to and from the venue. 


July 17, 2018. 8am-5pm. Tsleil-Waututh Nation Climate Summit. At the TWN Climate Summit we will discuss Indigenous governance, stewardship, adaptation and resiliency related to climate change. It will be a forum to exchange information on climate change research, policy and initiatives. You'll have the opportunity to share ideas, gain information, and make connections for local and regional collaboration on climate change-related issues. To register, click here.

July 17, 2018. 11 am Pacific. Visualizing Climate Change: A Quick Guide to Online Tools from the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning Webinar. Climate change data -- and future projections of related impacts -- are crucial to community planners, land managers, and indeed all the people of Alaska. We depend on the landscape and its resources, and that landscape is changing. But raw data, even if freely shared, is only useful to a small percentage of people. Thus, SNAP offers easily accessible online tools to allow everyone to view models and maps showing changes in temperature, precipitation, fire, sea ice, extreme events and other variables at the community or regional level. These tools are always being developed and expanded. Join us to see what's available, and what's new! To register, click here.

July 17, 2018. 3 pm- 4 pm Pacific. Evaluating Coastal Habitat Vulnerability to Climate Change Webinar. The National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) System created the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Tool for Coastal Habitats (CCVATCH) to help land managers, decision makers, and researchers develop conservation, management, and restoration plans for coastal habitats in light of climate change. Reserves in New England and North and South Carolina will share the results from recent  assessments they conducted. The presentation will demonstrate how CCVATCH serves as an evaluation process to identify sources of vulnerability, provide a greater understanding of the potential impacts of climate change alone and in relation to existing non-climate stressors, and identify data gaps and research needs. To register, click here.

July 18, 2018. Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: A Workshop Series for Northwest and Great Basin Tribes. Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
47106 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton, OR 97801. The Climate Impacts Group is offering a series of workshops for Northwest and Great Basin tribes interested in or currently engaged in the process of assessing their climate risks. These workshops are intended to make the vulnerability assessment process more accessible to tribal staff and community members.
For more information on the workshops, and to RSVP for the workshop nearest you, please contact Arwen Bird: arwen@wovenstrategies.com. 
Funds are available to support travel, lodging, and workshop registration for participants. When providing an RSVP, please include an estimate of your travel costs (e.g., mileage) to and from the venue. 


July 18, 2018. 9 am- 10am Pacific. Projecting the Impacts of Climate Change on the Distribution of the North American Marine Species Webinar. In recent decades warming oceans have led to shifts in distribution for many marine species around the U.S. These shifts have challenged fisheries management, which is often based on the assumption of static stock boundaries and equilibrium based assessment models. We developed projections for shifts in the preferred thermal habitat for hundreds of species on the U.S. continental shelf in the coming century as a result of climate change using two future carbon emissions scenarios. Projections were conducted by using extensive bottom trawl survey data to develop models of thermal habitat for each species. These models were coupled with sixteen climate projection models, which allowed us to quantify how robust species projections are too uncertain future ocean conditions. These projections of climate change impacts represent an important tool for developing climate adaptive fisheries management. To join webinar, click here.

July 19, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Webinar, OneNOAA Science Seminar series: Climate Science Special Report. “Detection and Attribution of Climate Change from the CSSR - U.S. Perspective.” Tom Knutson (NOAA-GFDL). Based on IPCC AR5 (and reinforced by new record global temperatures since IPCC AR5), it is extremely likely that more than half of the global mean temperature increase since 1951 was caused by human influence on climate. The CSSR plays a unique role in focusing on detection and attribution from a U.S. perspective. An update on more recent post-CSSR research on U.S. precipitation trends by the author will be presented. Webinar Access: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under “Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. 

July 19, 2018. 10 am Pacific. PNW Coast Conservation Blueprint Webinar. Team members will be discussing the project phases and timelines, progress made in achieving key milestones, upcoming workshops on connectivity, outcomes from the social network analysis, a spatial display of the gap analysis, funding for LCD efforts, upcoming Fall workshops on connectivity in Olympia and NW Oregon, scenario planning workshops currently in the planning phases, and potential focus groups to inform tool development. The webinar will conclude with an opportunity for you to ask questions, or make comments. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2753573331607345410



July 25, 2018. 10 am- 12 pm Pacific. 2018 Tribal Energy Webinar: Request for Proposal (RFP) Strategies for Tribal Community Energy Projects. A request for proposal (RFP) is a useful tool to procure valuable assets and/or services for energy projects. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to develop RFPs that effectively reflect tribal community energy plans and encourage qualified bidders to respond. Attendees will also learn how a request for information (RFI) can be used to help inform the development of an RFP. Using the information from the webinar, tribes can ensure their RFPs have wide distribution and high-quality responses. The webinar will also discuss key considerations for tribes when responding to an electric utility RFP for energy development. Register here.

July 25, 2018. 11am- 12pm Pacific. Developing a Dynamic Spatial Tool to Support Collaborative Regional Adaptation Planning in Cascadia. To enable informed decisions in real time that are coordinated to ensure a resilient region into the future, we need a shared strategy across land and management boundaries that utilizes a dynamic tool to support our coordination and planning. Learn more about the process underway in Cascadia to develop this strategy, and the unique tool being developed in partnership with Google to support regional planning, goal setting, and monitoring of the region that may have repeatability and scalability for other regions. For information and to register, click here.

July 26, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Webinar, OneNOAA Science Seminar series: Climate Science Special Report. “Droughts, Floods, and Wildfire.” Michael Wehner (DOE-LBNL). Droughts, floods, and wildfire have significant negative effects throughout much of the United States. Volume I of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) - aka the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) - has a chapter that details how climate change exacerbates the risks of such major events. These topics, as discussed in CSSR Chapter 8, are reviewed in this talk. Webinar Access: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under “Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. 

July 26, 2018. 3 pm- 4pm Pacific. 2nd Gap Guidance Evaluation Tribal Consultation Call and Webinar. The Office of International and Tribal Affairs is conducting tribal consultation to evaluate the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) Guidance that was issued in 2013 and its implementation, to better achieve the goals of the program. To participate, call 1-866-299-3188, enter conference code 202-564-4013 and click here to join the webinar.

July 31-August 2, 2018. Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals upcoming Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning course. Choctaw, MS. This course provides an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning. All participants are responsible for their own transportation costs (airfare, taxis, shuttle service, mileage, etc. To Register: fill out the online application form at http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Training/Trainings.

August 2, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Webinar, OneNOAA Science Seminar series: Climate Science Special Report. “Climate Potential Surprises – Compound Extremes and Tipping Elements.” Radley Horton (Columbia University / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory). Diverse lines of evidence suggest that the further the climate system is 'pushed' through increases in greenhouse gas concentrations, the greater the potential for rapid changes that are difficult to model or otherwise foresee. Several examples will be presented within a risk management framework, ranging from a) the probable to b) the low probability but catastrophic should they occur. Webinar Access: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under “Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. 

August 2, 2018. Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative  Shoreline Management Planning Workshop, Bremerton, WA. Over the next two years, shoreline jurisdictions in the Puget Sound region will update their Shoreline Master Programs, creating an opportunity to strengthen local-level responses to sea level rise. This one-day workshop will address how to best incorporate sea level rise projections into the Shoreline Master Programs update. Workshop participants will learn about and discuss:

  • The latest sea level rise projections produced through the Washington Coastal Resilience Project
  • How local jurisdictions have incorporated sea level rise in their Shoreline Master Programs and related shoreline planning efforts
  • State-level efforts to develop guidance on sea level rise in Shoreline Master Program planning
  • Local and cross-jurisdictional opportunities, challenges, and needs related to addressing sea level rise in shoreline planning

For more information visit: https://pugetsoundclimate.org/ and to register, click here.

August 7-9, 2018. Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals upcoming Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning course. San Diego, CA. This course provides an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning. All participants are responsible for their own transportation costs (airfare, taxis, shuttle service, mileage, etc. To Register: fill out the online application form at http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Training/Trainings

August 9, 2018. 9 am Pacific. Webinar, OneNOAA Science Seminar series: Climate Science Special Report.  “Climate Long-Term Climate Mitigation Perspectives and the 2°C Objective.” Ben DeAngelo (NOAA). The presentation addresses estimates of different cumulative carbon budgets in light of future global warming objectives--with a particular focus on the now oft-cited 2°C goal, its origin, and the chances of meeting such an objective. Webinar Access: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under “Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. 

August 9-11, 2018. Aimalama: A Mauliauhonua Experience: traditional knowledge in responding to climate change. University of Hawai‘i Maui College (UHMC) campus in Kahului. The three-day conference will guide attendees on how to create their own kaulana mahina (Hawaiian lunar calendar) specific to their local environments, strengthen their kilo (observation) skills, and leverage best practices for recording site-specific natural events. Conference information is available online at aimalama.org.

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

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: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under “Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. 

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: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under “Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. 

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 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: Mymeeting webinar uses phone and internet. Audio is only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN: 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688# For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com Under “Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. 

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

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

September 26-27, 2018. G318: Mitigation Planning Workshop. Anchorage, AK. 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 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.

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.