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  

 

Feb 12-16, Conference: Alaska Forum on the Environment.  Anchorage, AK AFE offers technical sessions on a diversity of environmental issues such as; energy issues, alternative energy sources for rural villages, subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering on federal lands, biological studies, bioterrorism, effects of climate change, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, military environmental restoration, and tribal and federal government-to-government policies.

February 15, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke. This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Gathering and disseminating information to our communities before, during, and after a smoke event is critical to ensuring the health and safety of our communities.  This webinar will provide tips and strategies for finding information, using social media, and developing outreach products. The webinars are free and will be recorded. The in-person workshop application will be available in mid-December on the ITEP website.

February 21, 2018. 12pm-1:30pm Pacific. Webinar: Tribal Mitigation Plan Review Guide. FEMA is releasing the Tribal Mitigation Plan Review Guide (Guide), which will update and supersede the existing tribal multi-hazard mitigation planning guidance issued in 2010. The updated policy document will guide how agency officials (mitigation planners) interpret regulatory requirements in their review and approval of tribal mitigation plans. The Guide will become effective on December 5, 2018. Please join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Team and Regional Tribal Affairs for a webinar presentation on the new guide including the basic requirements for standard and enhanced mitigation plans, and updated plan review tool. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

February 26, 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.

February 27-28, 2018. 2018 Tribal Exchange Network Conference, Tucson, Arizona. The mission of the Exchange Network Tribal Governance Group is to support management and communication of tribes' environmental data and advocate for tribal interests in the Exchange Network.

February 27 - March 1, 2018. Reno, NV. Wildland Urban Interface Conference. The conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire and the challenges facing the people responsible for protecting local forests or educating landowners and your community about the importance of land management.

February 28, 2018. 10 am Pacific. Webinar: Steps Toward Your Tribal Community Energy Future. Sovereign tribal nations across the United States have recognized the important economic value of developing and implementing community energy plans. The community energy planning process helps tribal members establish short- and long-range energy and economic development goals, and identify challenges and opportunities for meeting current and future energy needs in an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable fashion. In this webinar, tribal leaders and community members will learn how to develop a community energy plan, including an overview of the five-step project development process developed by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the Office of Indian Energy. 

March 1, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke. This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. In this webinar, Tribal presenters will describe how smoke events impacted their communities, how utilizing monitoring data during a wildfire can help identify health risks, and how tribes can better prepare for wildfire seasons. The webinars will be recorded. The in-person workshop application will be available in mid-December on the ITEP website.

March 15, 2017. 11 am Pacific. Webinar: Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke. The in-person workshop application will be available in mid-December on the ITEP website.

March 21 – 22, 2018. G318: Mitigation Planning Workshop. Caldwell, Idaho. 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.

March 26-29, 2018. Reno, NV. National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop— Making a Difference; Building Capacity, Improving Preparedness, and Learning From Experience. The workshop will focus on building capacity in practitioners, improving preparedness to meet challenges, and to provide opportunities to learn from past experience in order to inspire collaboration and create operational support.

April 11-13, 2018. 6th Annual Workshop Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions. Rising Together: Mobilizing and Learning from Local Actions. Website: https://risingvoices.ucar.edu/. We will announce application information in January 2018. The theme of the workshop is “Rising Together: Mobilizing Learning from Local to Global.” For more information, visit the website.

April 23, 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.

April 30 – May 2, 2018. 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference. Manchester, NH. This conference will cover a range of climate preparedness and resiliency issues such as: sea level rise, urban heat, and both coastal and inland flooding issues.

May 9-11, 2018. University of Oregon Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture Symposium on Environmental Justice, Race, and Public Lands. Keynote speakers for the Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture are Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer and Dr. Karletta Chief for the Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture. For more information, visit: https://ccip.uoregon.edu/.  

May 14-18, 2018. National Tribal Forum on Air Quality. https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/ntaa/NTF/ntf2018/

May 14-18, 2018. Adaptation: Planning and Tools. National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV This course will provide guidance on adaptation planning by showing the participants how to act with intentionality while managing for change, not just persistence.  Participants will work in teams to apply the climate-smart cycle to regionally focused projects, starting with creation of climate-informed goals and objectives.  The vulnerability of species and/or habitats likely to be affected by projected changes will be evaluated and climate-related management challenges and uncertainty will be addressed through the development of future scenarios.  

June 6-7, 2018. G318: Mitigation Planning Workshop. Spokane, WA. 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. 

June 24-26, 2018. 3rd Tribal Environmental Health SummitSustaining Long Term Partnerships and Projects with Native American Communities. The Summit will provide participants with the opportunity to: Showcase their latest research on Tribal environmental health science; Renew and solidify personal and professional networks; Increase stakeholders understanding of Tribal environmental health policy needs and goals; Provide an opportunity for students to explore a variety of relevant career paths. 

June 25, 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, 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 28-29, 2018. 3rd California Adaptation Forum. Sacramento, CA.

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

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.