Events

March 2, 2021. 12 pm Pacific. BIA/ITEP Webinar on the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Please see the information regarding the upcoming webinar featuring the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Climate Resilience Program. This informational webinar will provide details about available funding for Tribal activities that support Tribal climate adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, and relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. Register today to join us to learn more about this funding opportunity.

March 2, 2021. 6:00 - 7:30 pm Pacific. Fire in Pacific Northwest: Past, Present, and Future. Session #1 Fire in the Forest: A Natural Process and Unnatural Changes. Learn about the natural role that fires play in forested landscapes and ecosystems in the region, and how climate change and human management has altered those roles, from the use of fire by indigenous people, to systematic fire suppression. Presenters: Jessica Halofsky, Ph.D. —Research scientist, University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.greatoldbroads.org/fire-in-pacific-northwest-forests-past-present-and-future/.

March 3, 2021. 1:00 pm Pacific. Ecological Drought National Webinar Series. Ecological Drought: Drought, Wildfire, Recovery. Drought can exacerbate wildfire frequency, intensity, and severity. This webinar will explore wildfire management approaches based on ecological principles, including those that embed traditional ecological knowledge. This four-part webinar series, taking place in February and March seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystem resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss preparedness. The series is co-hosted by NIDIS and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Adaptation and Science Center, with Expert Speakers from the research Community, tribal nations, and government agencies. Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7028902270906768655

March 4, 2021. 11:00 am Pacific. National Adaptation Forum Heat Stress Series - Rural Heat Challenges and Interventions. This virtual Forum series will explore solutions to increasing temperature being implemented around the county, brought to you by EcoAdapt. There will be three sessions, this session will highlight the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s analysis of heat-related illness in rural communities, and rural-focused heat stress interventions carried out by Sustainable Sandhills in North Carolina, health threats faced by farm workers, and Public Citizen’s potential Federal policy solutions to protect workers from heat. For more information and to  register for all three sessions, visit, https://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/virtual-forum.

March 5, 2021. 11:00 - 12:00 am Pacific. CIRC Webinar on Climate Change and Future Flooding in the Pacific Northwest. Climate change is projected to exacerbate flooding throughout the Columbia River Basin, according to a recent study by researchers at the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the University of Washington. Using a large ensemble of simulated flows throughout the northwestern USA, the study compares daily flood statistics in the past (1950–1999) and future (2050–1999) periods and finds that nearly all locations will experience an increase in flood magnitudes. The flood season expands significantly in many currently snow-dominant rivers, moving from only spring to both winter and spring. In this webinar, the study's authors will present their research and facilitate discussion on the findings including how this research may inform future management of our current flood risk management infrastructure. To attend, visit: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/92125438157#success. Webinar ID: 921 2543 8157.  

March 8, 2021. 12:00 pm. Pacific. What Will Nature Do Speaker Series: Hope Despite Escalating Fires With John Abatzoglou. Review 2020 fires season in context of climate change and reasons for hope. The Corvallis Art Center is again collaborating with OSU on a science-related art exhibit that will be held in Oct 2021. The show is being organized by Dominique Bachelet (OSU), and in preparation she has organized a speaker series on a variety of topics related to climate change research that begins Feb 18.  Topics range from coral reefs to wine, so there is something for everyone - the agenda with dates and times is pasted below. The series is designed to inspire and inform both artists and the general public. It takes an optimistic view of our future that we don't often hear in discussions of climate change. You can register for the talks and find out more about the call to artists on the Art Center website. If you can't listen in real time, the talks will be recorded: https://theartscenter.net/what-will-nature-do/. 

March 9, 2021. 6:00 - 7:30 pm Pacific. Fire in Pacific Northwest: Past, Present, and Future: Session # 2 When the Smoke Clears: Natural Regeneration and Post-Fire Management in our Forests. Explore how fires lead to natural regeneration of forests, how human management after a fire impacts this process, and what implications this has for biodiversity, natural ecosystems, and our climate.Presenters: Monica L. Bond, Ph.D.—Wildlife biologist, biodiversity activist & principal scientist for Wild Nature Institute. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.greatoldbroads.org/fire-in-pacific-northwest-forests-past-present-and-future/.

March 9, 2021, and March 11, 2021.  8:30 am Pacific. USDA Consultation on Consultations and Racial Equity. In March, the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) will be consulting on the 1) Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships, and the 2) Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government which specifically includes addressing impediments to accessing USDA programs and services. These two actions by President Biden can be found below. Each of the two consultations will cover both of these topics. We are also building in two hours before the consultation for the tribal caucus. USDA staff will not participate in the tribal caucus as it is designed for tribal leaders and tribal organizations to have an internal discussion. For your convenience, we are offering the same consultation on two different days to help offer additional flexibilities. For more information and to register, visit, https://www.usda.gov/tribalrelations/tribal-consultations.

March 10 - May 5, 2021. 9:00 am Pacific. Cross Boundary Fire Risk Mitigation Webinar Series: Moving from parcel risk assessments to building fire adapted communities webinar. This webinar series explores cross boundary fire risk mitigation and how natural resource managers can improve collaborative efforts that support and enable successful adaptation to wildfire among different land ownership and jurisdictions. This Series is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, and Rocky Mountain Research Station. To register, visit, https://www.fs.usda.gov/rmrs/events/cross-boundary-fire-risk-mitigation-webinar-series.  

March 10, 2021. 11:00 am Pacific. National Adaptation Forum Heat Stress Series - Heat Stress on Species & Ecosystems. This virtual Forum series will explore solutions to increasing temperature being implemented around the county, brought to you by EcoAdapt. This is the last of the three sessions, this session will consider the effects of heat stress on a range of species and ecosystems across North America , including aquatic, terrestrial and marine habitats, and natural resources management strategies to adapt to these challenges to protect species as well as ecosystem services that support human communities. For more information and to  register for all three sessions, visit, https://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/virtual-forum.

March 10, 16, & 18, 2021. 10am-12pm Pacific. Managing Harmful Algal Blooms in Tribal Waters Webinar Series. In collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, the U.S. EPA is hosting a three-part webinar series on the impacts of marine and freshwater harmful algal blooms (HABs) and their toxins. To register, visit, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-managing-harmful-algal-blooms-in-tribal-waters-webinar-series-tickets-138473282315

March 11, 2021. 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Pacific. Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Justice Webinar for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a Tribal Partnerships webinar to highlight its partnership with the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA). This Webinar will provide an overview of the partnership between EPA and the NTTA and highlight this partnership as an example of how federal partnerships can operate and the NTTA’s interest in Environmental Justice. To register, click here.

March 11, 2021. 5:00 pm. Pacific. What Will Nature Do Speaker Series: Science Communication Through Art with Dr. Jill Pelto. Dr. Jill Pelto’s passion is constructing new ways to communicate science through art because it is a uniquely articulate and emotional lens.  The Corvallis Art Center is again collaborating with OSU on a science-related art exhibit that will be held in Oct 2021. The show is being organized by Dominique Bachelet (OSU), and in preparation, she has organized a speaker series on a variety of topics related to climate change research that begins Feb 18.  For more information: https://theartscenter.net/what-will-nature-do/.

March 17, 2021. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Pacific. Ecological Drought National Webinar Series. Ecological Drought: Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems. This webinar will share recent research on drought impacts to coastal ecosystems and services. This webinar is the fourth in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness. The series is co-hosted by NOAA’s NIDIS and the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center. Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2255096561498743823

March 17, 2021. 2:00pm Pacific. Native Voices in STEM. A webinar series hosted by Indige-FEWSS Native Voices in STEM 2021. The third speaker in the series is Daniel Wildcat (Muscogee Creek), who will discuss his work related to the Haskell Indian Nations University. Join the webinar @ https://arizona.zoom. us/j/667862706.   Direct any questions to indige-fewss@email.arizona.edu For more information visit, https://energy.arizona.edu/indige-fewss-professional-seminar-series-native-voices-stem.

March 17, 2021. 10:00 pm Pacific. Sustainable Agriculture at College of Menominee Nation. Agriculture takes place in ecosystems, from fairly intact to highly modified. Adaptation to climate is key to success in agroecosystems, and this success is also key to maintaining many ecosystem functions outside areas of food production. We will explore these relationships, the ways that they are considered by several Indigenous cultures, and how they are being embedded in the new Sustainable Agriculture degree program at College of Menominee Nation. https://www.umass.edu/necsc/webinars/sustainable-agriculture-college-menominee-nation.

March 24 - April 1, 2021. 9:00 am Pacific. Tribal Forest Partnership and Shared Stewardship Workshop. The Intertribal Timber Council and the USDA Forest Service are hosting a series of workshops designed to develop, refine and implement a shared stewardship project proposals on national forests and adjacent tribal lands and resources using USDA FS 638 project-level authority. This workshop intends to discuss new opportunities for shared stewardship under the Tribal Forest Protection Act, including discussions of applicable 2018 Farm Bill provisions, by I. Identifying opportunities to implement 638 focused Shared Stewardship Projects. II. Creating an understanding of USDA FS 638 authority III. Initiating and supporting planning for 638 projects between USDA FS and Tribes. To register, visit, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocuytrzgsEtaBeOVNEeuAnGopt-N51Lnz

March 25-26, 2021.  We Still Remain Conference. Hosted by the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona, and the American Indian Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembrooke, this two-day conference will gather Indigenous and non- Indigenous students and scholars from education, social sciences, STEM, and humanities to examine areas of tension in research affecting Southeast Indigenous communities. http://nni.arizona.edu/wsrc.

March 30, 2021. 5:00 – 6:30 pm Pacific. The Next 25-Years: Building a Climate-Resilient Future. Hosted by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. What do we need to do to prepare our communities, economies and ecosystems for the climate of the future? This event will bring together scientists, community members and partners to imagine, brainstorm and plan for the next 25 years. https://www.cvent.com/c/express/ac4373fa-d7d7-4fd9-9cce-6018380c9650

April 1, 2021. National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit Virtual Session III: Empowering Youth. Young people are leading efforts to take action. We invite Tribal youth to join us in building a climate movement in their Tribal communities, nationally, and around the world (Session III agenda and speaker list is under development). This session is free to attend, but you must register (at this link when available). Note: Although this is a virtual session, participants may call into the session if they do not have internet access. More event details can be found on the meeting agenda when available. For more information, visit: https://atnitribes.org/climatechange/ts/.

April 5, 2021 - May 28, 2021. Adaptation Planning and Practices for Outdoor Recreation Training. Free 8-week training using the Adaptation Workbook. NIACS is hosting a new session of our popular Adaptation Planning and Practices Course! This session will focus on outdoor recreation, and it's open to participants from across the country. The class will begin on April 5 and run through May 28. Expect one class meeting per week for 8 weeks, with homework in between the sessions. Participants will use the online Adaptation Workbook to develop their own custom climate adaptation projects. Coaching and support are provided along the entire process, with lots of opportunities to discuss your ideas with other course participants. To learn more, visit: https://forestadaptation.org/RecAppo.  

April 6, 2021 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm Pacific. Tribal Youth Empowerment Session. ATNI has exciting opportunities for Indigenous Youth during the youth track of the National Tribal Leadership Climate Summit. Register here: http://atnitribes.org/climatechange/ts/youth/. Introducing the third Youth Session event of the National Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit: Youth Empowerment. This youth track session will follow the April 1st main session of the same theme (see above). It is open to Indigenous youth ages ~18-25. This youth session will highlight inspiring stories from Indigenous Youth across Turtle Island (and beyond) who are involved in climate advocacy and resilience work. The event will feature a youth and elder keynote; a panel of five Indigenous youth sharing their experiences in grassroots activism, academia, and policy at a community and national level; and an interactive workshop on ways to work with your legislators to demand political change. http://atnitribes.org/climatechange/ts/youth/

April 6-8, 2021. 11th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference will be held virtually. Originally scheduled for October 2020, but delayed due to COVID-19, this will be the first NW Climate Conference to be held entirely online. Please mark your calendars for the conference and stay tuned for registration information. The NW Climate Conference brings together more than 500 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources and infrastructure in the Northwest. The conference also provides a forum for presenting emerging policy and management goals, as well as information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation. https://www.nwclimateconference.org/

April 6-8, 2021. Virtual 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum - Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. SWAF 2021 will bring together leaders, practitioners, and researchers from across the Southwest to explore efforts that are advancing climate change adaptation, including hands-on activities, networking, and professional training. For more information, click here: https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/swaf.

April 7, 2021. 2:00pm Pacific. Native Voices in STEM. Webinar series hosted by Indige-FEWSS Native Voices in STEM 2021. Gloria Tom, Director of Navajo Nation Fish & Wildlife Department will speak. Direct any questions to indige-fewss@email.arizona.edu. For more information, visit, https://energy.arizona.edu/indige-fewss-professional-seminar-series-native-voices-stem.

April 9, 2021. Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture - Sheila Watt-Cloutier. The 2021 Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture will take place virtually on April 9, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm Pacific as part of the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit. We look forward to welcoming Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate Sheila Watt-Cloutier. For more information, visit: https://ccip.uoregon.edu/

April 9-10, 2021. Environmental Justice Pathways Summit. Join us for our first Virtual Environmental Justice Pathways Summit taking place APRIL 9th & 10th 2021. Leaders and representatives from frontline communities will join with scholars, students, policymakers, institutions, and NGOs to hold critical conversations around Oregon’s leadership on policies and investments capable of addressing environmental justice concerns across our state. The summit will host renowned national and state speakers, and create space for interactive discussions, workshops and organizational meetings with the goal of creating a collaborative network and policy guidelines dedicated to Environmental Justice in the state of Oregon. https://ejpsummit.org/ejp-summit-2021/

April 14, 2021. 2:00 pm. Pacific. Webinar Series hosted by Indige-FEWSS Native Voices in STEM. Gary Morishima, Tribal Liaison Officer of the Quinault Indian Nation. https://energy.arizona.edu/indige-fewss-professional-seminar-series-native-voices-stem

April 19-21, 2021. Shifting Seasons Summit: Sharing Adaptation and Resilience Knowledge Across Indigenous Communities. Menominee Casino Resort Convention Center. The Shifting Seasons Summit is a gathering that focuses on climate resilience planning and implementation within Tribes and across Tribal ceded territories in the Northeast Region. This summit will include network-building opportunities and initiatives developed outside of the Northeast by capacity-building organizations, academic institutions and tribal nations. For more information, click here: http://www.nicrn.org/2021-shifting-seasons-summit.html

April 20-22, 2021. 18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW). The CPASW will bring together a diverse community to share developments in research and application of weather and climate information for societal decision- making. 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 CPASW. For more information, view, https://sgsup.asu.edu/cpasw

April 21, 2021 2:00pm Pacific. Native Voices in STEM. Webinar series hosted by Indige-FEWSS Native Voices in STEM 2021. Michael Kotutwa Johnson (Hopi) who will discuss the Native American Agricultural Fund. Join the webinar @ https://arizona.zoom. us/j/667862706. For more information, click here. Direct any questions to indige- fewss@email.arizona.edu. For more information, visit, https://energy.arizona.edu/indige-fewss-professional-seminar-series-native-voices-stem.

May 17-20, 2021.  National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NFTAQ). ITEP and the NTFAQ Planning Committee have begun planning efforts for the 2021 NTFAQ. For more information: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Conferences/confr_ntf.

May 23-28, 2021. ATNI Tribal Climate Camp. Anchorage, AK. 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.

June 2021. Virtual Conference: June Dates TBD. At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience, Relocation, and Climate Justice. Sessions will occur over a two-week period in the second half of June 2021. This conference addresses a range of scientific, social, policy and governance issues around managed retreat (also known as strategic realignment and planned relocation). The conference, a major initiative of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, will bring together stakeholders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, together with academics, scientists, and community representatives, to help develop a common understanding of this complex issue., and move the needle toward equitable solutions. A major emphasis will be on issues of environmental justice, in recognition that the people most impacted by decisions around retreat have a key role in these conversations. https://adaptation.ei.columbia.edu/content/2021-conference-homepage.