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Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network - 4/4/2018 Email Bulletin





Dear PNW Tribal Climate Change Network:

Following, please find an updated email bulletin. Our next conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10 am Pacific. A draft agenda and call information is included below. Please let me know if you have additional topics for the agenda, information you'd like me to include in the next email bulletin, or any questions.
Regards,
Kathy

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Kathy Lynn
Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project
kathy@uoregon.edu, 541-346-5777
http://tribalclimate.uoregon.edu/
https://tribalclimateguide.uoregon.edu/






Upcoming Conference Calls



Next Conference Call:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Call Time: 10:00 am Pacific
Toll-Free: 888-844-9904
Access Code: 5064716

Adobe Connect web meeting:
http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/tribalclimate/

Draft Agenda
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Discussion Topics
3. Updates

2018 PNW TCCP Calls:
• April 18, 2018
• May 16, 2018
• June 20, 2018
• July 18, 2018
• August 15, 2018
• September 19, 2018
• October 17, 2018
• November 21, 2018
• December 19, 2018



Table of Contents



• Announcements
• Funding Opportunities
• Job Opportunities
• Media and Publications
• Upcoming Events



Quick Links



• PNW Tribal Climate Change Project
• PNW Tribal Climate Change Online Funding Guide
• BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program
• BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Resource Guide
• Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program
• Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network
• Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission
• Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
• Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
• Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium LEO Network
• Northeast Indigenous Climate Resilience Network.
• University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
• University of Washington Tribal Climate Technical Support Desk
• Georgetown Adaptation Clearinghouse
• U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
• Northwest Climate Science Center
• North Pacific LCC
• Great Basin LCC
• Great Northern LCC
• USDA Climate Hubs
• Northwest Climate Hub
• EPA Climate Change Programs
• Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange
• USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center
• Climate Smart Land Network
• White House Climate Change Archive






Announcements


ITEP is offering a new climate change course in 2018. Applications due April 25, 2018. ITEP is launching a new Climate Change 201 course that would serve cohorts of tribes working through the entire process of developing a strategic climate change adaptation plan focusing on a particular topic. The course will take place mainly online with one in-person meeting over 1 1/2 years. We will likely limit the number of tribes participating in each cohort to between 6 and 8 in order to build group cohesion and allow us to have sufficient time to provide feedback. If, through this application process, we find that there is a high demand for this type of course, we will look into increasing our offerings. There is no course fee. For the in-person meeting, ITEP will cover the lodging costs and per diem for two participants from each tribe. We will not cover travel costs. For more information and to apply, go to: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/docs/ ... iption.pdf

Nominations being accepted for the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). Nominations due by April 13, 2018. There are two vacancies for academia representation, one for business and industry, and one for state and local government. NEJAC is a federal advisory committee that provides independent consensus advice to the EPA about a range of environmental issues related to environmental justice. Nominations can be submitted in electronic format (preferred) using the NEJAC Member Nomination form. You also may submit nominations by mail to: Karen L. Martin, NEJAC Program Manager, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (MC 2201A), Washington, DC 20460. Non-electronic submissions must follow the same format and contain the same information. For more information, go to: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustic ... ions-nejac

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) program is an open-access community website filled with on-the-ground adaptation case studies, resources and tools. Drawing from the feedback of our 2017 User Survey, we’ve updated the site by streamlining its look and feel, clearly organizing resources, and improving navigation. For more information, visit: http://www.cakex.org/.

New Ocean Acidification Exchange collaboration website! The IWG on Ocean Acidification has created a new OA Information Exchange collaboration website that is now live. The OA Information Exchange is a joint project of the NOAA OA Program, Interagency Working Group on OA, and the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems. Members of the OA Information Exchange are using the site’s collaborative tools to share resources, engage in online discussions, develop collaborations, and interact with people in other disciplines and regions to build a well-informed community working to respond and adapt to ocean acidification. Anyone with an interest in OA can join the OA Information Exchange and use the new tool to aid communication and sharing within your community and beyond. For direct questions, email Shallin Busch at shallin.busch@noaa.gov. To visit the site, go to: https://www.oainfoexchange.org/index.html

Nominations being accepted for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award! Nominations accepted until April 13, 2018. Please see information here. The nomination form is here. "The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and partners are seeking nominations for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award (Award) which recognizes outstanding efforts to increase the resilience of America's valuable living natural resources and the many people, businesses and communities that depend on them. Nominations will be accepted using this form until April 13. Individuals, groups, organizations, and government agencies are eligible to apply. Five to seven Awards (and Honorable Mentions) are expected to be announced in September 2018. Nominators should review the criteria found here before completing the form.

BIA Tribal Resilience Program Updates. There are four new updates to the BIA TRP News and Events page at: https://www.bia.gov/bia/ots/tribal-resi ... ews-events
• UPDATED! BIA Tribal Resilience Program and Youth Brochures
Public Health-Climate Change Decision Support Needs Assessment Survey. Mona Arora, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona School of Geography & Development is requesting your assistance with her dissertation study, which is aimed at understanding the informational needs and challenges public health professionals face in addressing the health implications of climate change. She is recruiting professionals who work in the field of public health at the:
• Federal, state, tribal, territorial, municipal or county public health department, other government agency OR in a non-profit public health organization AND
• Are interested or engaged in addressing the public health impacts of climate change AND
• Be fluent in written and spoken English.
More information about the survey is available here: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/ ... T16u9aSrbL. “This study has been approved by the University of Arizona Institutional Review Board. Input will be instrumental in enhancing the understanding of this issue and ultimately informing the development of decision support tools that enable public health decision making. Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and there are no direct benefits that arise from participating. You may withdraw from the study at any time. If you have any questions, contact Mona Arora via phone at (520)-626-0612 or (520)-440-2996, or via e-mail at manand@email.arizona.edu.”


Funding Opportunities


The online tribal climate change guide lists current and future funding opportunities here: http://tribalclimateguide.uoregon.edu/. If you have updated information on any grants or programs or new grant sources to recommend for the guide, please email kathy@uoregon.edu.

National Forest Foundation Travel Scholarships. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. The National Forest Foundation is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for recent grant recipients to leverage their conservation impact. NFF grant recipients are eligible to submit an application to receive free roundtrip e-Passes anywhere that Southwest Airlines flies in the continental US and Puerto Rico. Recipients can use e-Passes to travel to workshops, trainings, conferences, or other similar events or activities related to NFF’s Mission: Engaging Americans in promoting the health and public enjoyment of our National Forests. Applicant organizations must have received a grant from the NFF between 2012 and 2018 and be in good standing with no overdue reports or other deliverables. All travel must occur by January 10, 2019. For more information, follow link: https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-p ... holarships

The Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund. Pre-Proposals due April 6, 2018. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce a new round of grant-making through its Climate Adaptation Fund - a program to support projects that implement effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change. The Climate Adaptation Fund is made possible by a generous gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. With funding managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund will provide up to $2.5 million in competitive grants in 2018. Grants will be one to two years in length. Awards will be made to non-profit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions in order to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale. With funding managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund will provide up to $2.5 million in competitive grants in 2018. Grants will be one to two years in length. Awards will be made to non-profit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions in order to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale. For more information, go to: https://www.wcsclimateadaptationfund.or ... formation/

Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements FY 2018. Deadline is April 13, 2018. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of grants and agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership. Proposals will be accepted for projects located in the following states: Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. For more information, go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/searc ... Agreements

Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2018. Deadline: April 19, 2018. Consistent with the Administration’s all of the above energy strategy and recognizing the breadth of energy resources on Tribal Lands, energy infrastructure projects sought under this FOA are fuel and technology neutral. Specifically, under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:
• Install energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating system(s) for tribal building(s) (Topic Area 1);
• Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) on tribal lands (Topic Area 2); and
• Install energy system(s) for autonomous operation (Topic Area 3).

FY 2018- FY 2019 Pollution Prevention Grant Program. Applications are due April 26, 2018. EPA is calling for grant proposals from state and tribal agencies, universities, colleges and other organizations to provide pollution prevention (P2) technical assistance or training to businesses. These two-year projects are expected to be performed in each EPA region. Grant proposals should focus on one or more of the following P2 priority areas, referred to as National Emphasis Areas (NEAs):
• NEA #1: Business-Based Pollution Prevention Solutions Supporting Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Priorities and Chemical Safety
• NEA #2: Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing:
• NEA #3: Hazardous Materials Source Reduction Approaches in States or Communities
For more information, go to: https://www.epa.gov/p2/grant-programs-p ... prevention

2019 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. Deadline is April 30, 2018. The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is seeking to establish sustainable urban and community forests, by encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources, which, if well managed, improves the public’s health, well-being, economic vitality, and creates resilient ecosystems for present and future generations. Urban and Community Forestry Program Requirements. The Council recommends urban and community forestry projects that have national or multi-state application and impact through the U.S. Forest Service’s competitive Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program. A proposal’s content must meet the Urban and Community Forestry program authorities as designated by Congress in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, (Section 9 PDF, pp. 19-24) State & Private Cooperative Forestry Handbook of Programs and the annual criteria set forth by the Council. For more information, go to: https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/urb ... ucf/nucfac

Tribal Colleges Extension Services Program (TCEP). Applications due June 6, 2018. The Tribal Colleges Extension Services Program provides funding to (1) increase Extension program capacity at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions; and (2) address special needs, take advantage of important opportunities, and/or demonstrate long-term sustained benefits of Extension projects at 1994 Land-Grant Institutions. Awards will be made to support one or more of the following Extension base program areas: Agriculture; Community Resources and Economic Development; Family Development and Resource Management; 4-H and Youth Development; Leadership and Volunteer Development; Natural Resources and Environmental Management; and Nutrition, Diet and Health. To view the full FOA, go to https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportuni ... acity-tcep



Job Opportunities



Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress. Application deadline is April 6, 2018. Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. The mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities. The application is available online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... w/viewform.
• WHO: Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander High School Students (in small groups of 3-5) Accepted students will travel with one adult mentor from their community to and from the event.
• WHAT: Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress
• WHEN:
 July 1-7, 2018 *
• WHERE: 
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), Shepherdstown, WV. https://nctc.fws.gov/campus/
• COST: None
All student travel to the Congress, lodging, and food costs at NCTC will be paid for by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agency partners. For further questions please contact NYCALC@nmwidlife.org

2018 Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship. Applications due April 6, 2018. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship are now open! The National Indian Health Board's second cohort of Fellows will consist of 12 Native youth from around the country to engage throughout the year in Indian health policy and programming efforts. The Fellows will engage in Indian health policy solutions, tell their personal story, and advocate for changes in the healthcare and public health systems important to their Tribal communities. The Fellowship provides youth with key opportunities for relationship- and skills-building that allows them to return home feeling empowered, connected to other Native youth, and well equipped to be the next generation of advocates for Indian health. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y-FPyy ... ested=true

Global Indigenous People and Local Communities Network Manager. Applications due April 6, 2018. The Global Lands team is looking to hire a Global Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Network Manager (Job code 46314). This position offered by the Nature Conservancy. The Global Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Network Manager assists in the development and implementation of the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities strategy at TNC and helps drive implementation of key initiatives to help transform the way land and waters decisions are made by strengthening the voice, choice and action of indigenous peoples and local communities to shape and manage natural territory in ways that improve people’s lives and drive conservation outcomes. The Global IPLC Network Manager specifically seeks to increase shared learning and collective action across TNC’s IPLC work around the world. For more information and to apply, go to: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccaree ... stingSeq=1

Grants Coordinator. Applications due April 10, 2018. Ecotrust is looking for a new Grants Coordinator. The Grants Coordinator is a full-time position that will work closely with the Grants Manager and Ecotrust program teams to support and implement a donor-centric fundraising strategy. Ecotrust is at a pivotal moment in our history, poised for growth in our food & farms, forests, and fisheries programming. The Grants Coordinator will help to secure funding for key programs and initiatives. She/he will serve as a liaison and support between program, development, and finance teams, assisting with grant proposals and reporting, maintaining accurate financial and donor records, and sustaining the systems and strategy for grants management at Ecotrust. For more information and to apply, go to: https://ecotrust.org/jobs/grants-coordinator/

Tribal Climate Science Liaison. Closing Date: April 16, 2018. This full- time, professional position will provide direct extension support to Tribes and Tribal colleges located in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and California, the states comprising the service area of the Department of the Interior Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC), located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. The position will work with the SW CSC to support Tribal governments, schools and communities interested in learning about and conducting climate resilience planning and implementation. Tribal community- based activities to be supported by the climate science liaison include outreach/engagement, education and research associated with mobilizing community response to the environmental, health, and safety impacts of climate change. For more information, click here.

Program Director, Forests and Ecosystem Services. Applications due April 30, 2018. Ecotrust seeks a new Program Director to join our Forests and Ecosystem Services (FES) team. The Program Director will be based in Portland, OR, and report to the Vice President for Forests and Ecosystem Services. The FES Program Director will help lead the team’s efforts to expand markets and incentives for ecological forest practices and make them more accessible to forest owners and managers in the Pacific Northwest. The Program Director will play a central program and team management role. This person will have professional experience working with forest owners, wood processors, and policy makers and be familiar with ecological forest practices. For more information, go to: https://ecotrust.org/jobs/program-direc ... -services/

Northwest Youth Corps Tribal Stewards Program. Positions for ages 19-24 Native American young adults. Program dates: 6/18-9/26. The Tribal Stewards Program is specifically designed to provide hands on training and experience to Native American young adults who are interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. Participants will develop technical skills working on a variety of conservation projects while developing the soft skills needed to be successful in the outdoor industry. Tribal Stewards members spend 12 weeks camping, working and traveling together as a six person team. Projects take place with the Pacific Crest Trail Association in Mt. Jefferson Wilderness near Warm Spring, OR. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/OurProgr ... alStewards



Media, Publications and Online Resources



American Public Health Association Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank. The Think Tank is focused on increasing education and awareness of the unique public and environmental health challenges faced by tribal communities, and achieving improvements to these issues. The Think Tank has recently published a report discussing Priorities in Tribal Public Health. The six tribal public and environmental health priorities identified by the Think Tank are: 1. Food Sovereignty and Access | 2. Infrastructure and Systems Development | 3. Climate and Health | 4. Resource Extraction | 5. Clean Air | 6. Clean Water. For more information, go to: https://apha.org/topics-and-issues/envi ... think-tank

Scientists confirm traditional knowledge regarding seal pup migration. By Zoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk. 3/01/2018. In the late 1800s, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury sent Captain C. L. Hooper to the Pribilof Islands to learn as much as he could about the northern fur seal from the Alaska Native people who lived there. At the time, the fur trade was big business. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2018/03/01 ... migration/

Climate Change Forces Quinault Tribe to Seek Higher Ground. By Jessica A. Knoblauch. 3/12/2018. The tribe has taken the lead against local projects like oil terminals that would further climate change and threaten its existence. https://earthjustice.org/blog/2018-marc ... her-ground

Feeling it: UW Bothell class helps students face emotional impact of a warming planet. By Katherine Long. 3/13/2018. A popular new class on climate change at the University of Washington Bothell tackles the emotional dimensions of a warming planet, helping students develop personal resources to deal with a lifetime of witnessing environmental losses. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... ng-planet/



Upcoming Events


April 10, 2018. 11:30 am PT. Tour of the New Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Website. With your feedback from of our 2017 User Survey, we've been cooking up new ways to improve our site's features and layout. Thank you so much for your input! As the field of adaptation matures, we've updated CAKE to better serve those changing needs. Join us for a tour of the new site! Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist ... 3751590657

April 10-12, 2018. 8th Tribal Land Staff National Conference. This conference is taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Learn from practitioners and experts in the field and share your knowledge with others. For more information and to register, go to: http://www.ntla.info/tribal-land-staff- ... onference/

April 10-12, 2018. 8 am- 5 pm. Alaska Rural Energy Conference. The Rural Energy Conference is a three-day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities. For more information and to register, go to http://www.akruralenergy.org/

April 11, 2018. 11:00 am Pacific. Understanding the Artic Through A Co-production of Knowledge Webinar. A co-production of knowledge framework will provide the holistic view and comprehension needed to inform effective and adaptive policies and practices. Speakers: Carolina Behe, Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska; Julie Raymond-Yakoubian, Kawerak, Inc.; Raychelle Daniel, The Pew Charitable Trust. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, go to: https://accap.uaf.edu/coproduction

April 11, 2018. 10 am Pacific. Federal Grant Application Process: The Basics Where to Find Funding Opportunities, Grant Resources & Technical Assistance Webinar. The Health Resources and Services Administration invites you to a FREE Grants Education and Technical Assistance Webinar Series for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, Indian Health, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs. Webinars will be held the second Wednesday of every month. To register for this webinar, click here.

April 11, 2018. 11:00 am Pacific. Available Science Assessment Process: Sea Level Rise informational webinar. EcoAdapt, the Institute for Natural Resources, the Northwest Climate Science Center, and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative recently partnered on a project to synthesize the scientific knowledge on natural and nature-based adaptation actions taken to address sea level rise in the Pacific Northwest. Join us for a webinar to learn more about the project. We will discuss findings from the literature and from regional workshops about the conditions under which sea level rise adaptation actions may be most effective, as well as key research and information needs identified by regional management practitioners. To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist ... 8258977025

April 11, 2018. 6pm- 9:30pm. The Era of Megafires. Last summer, fires in Canada, Washington, and Oregon blanketed the Willamette Valley in smoke. Is this the new normal? How can we manage forests to reduce the number of megafires? And what can cities do to protect residents and drinking water? Dr. Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station will explain why the number of megafires—fires that burn more than 100,000 acres—has increased over the past decade and what we need to know to make smart decisions about fire and land management in the future. Dr. Hessburg will be joined by a panel of Oregon-based experts who will discuss what is being done on the local level to manage fire impacts. The reception and presentation will be held at Miller Hall at the World Forestry Center. Light refreshments will be available at 6pm. The talk will start at 7 pm. This event is brought to you by The Nature Conservancy, The World Forestry Center, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and City Club of Portland. Registration is required. For more information, click link: https://www.pdxcityclub.org/calendar/?eid=8572

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 11-13, 2018. Tribal Environmental Leaders Summit. Tribal Leaders and Tribal Environmental Professionals throughout Region 10 will have the opportunity to come together to make positive changes in a changing world. The summit will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. Book your room at the hotel before March 26, 2018 for conference rates. Complimentary transportation service to and from the Spokane International Airport. For more information, go to: http://files.constantcontact.com/571375 ... 579059.pdf

April 18, 2018. 10am (PT). NAF Webinar Series: Climate Equity is Climate-Smart. Climate change impacts all of us. However, low-income communities and communities of color are often hurt first and worst. In these communities, climate change is a complicating environmental challenge stacked on top of histories of pollution, disinvestment, and discrimination. In a facilitated conversation, panelists will discuss these concepts as it relates to their work. Panelists will debate the merits and weaknesses of institutionalizing these concepts into practice in communities on the ground, as well as discuss best practices in defining, monitoring and evaluating success. The panel is comprised of a diverse set of professionals involved in the field of climate adaptation through urban greening. To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist ... 4406643458

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 25, 2018. 10 am Pacific. Best Practices in Tribal Energy Business Models. In this webinar, attendees will learn best practices for tribal energy business structures, including their advantages and disadvantages, goals associated with different business models, and examples of various models. Tribal leaders and community members will also learn how to select the best structure for their goals, existing codes, and laws. If you cannot participate live, webinar recordings and slides can be found here. This webinar is a part of the Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Community Energy Development Webinar Series. To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist ... 9058769923

April 25, 2018. 10am-11:30am (PST). Historic Preservation and Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning. How often does your Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) address historic sites? Do you have the expertise on your team to identify and remedy solutions for historic places? This webinar will provide an introduction to historic preservation concerns and natural hazards mitigation planning, explains how a community can focus on their National Register of Historic Places listed, or eligible properties to prioritize risk due to various natural events, and provide a discussion on how NHMPs function and the efforts to integrate cultural resources concerns into such a plan. For more information and to register, go to: https://atkinsglobalna.webex.com/atkins ... e080ec06a7

April 25-26, 2018. NW Tribal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Conference 2018. Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish WA. ATNI and Bonneville Power Administration are cohosting the 2018 Tribal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Gathering. The ATNI Energy Program and BPA are cosponsoring and organizing this gathering. Conservation and efficiency are proven and proactive ways for tribes to be energy leaders and good stewards to the environment. Who should attend this event: tribal housing, planning, finance, facilities, energy leaders, energy partners, utilities, and energy service providers.

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 1, 2018. 11:00 am (PT). An Introduction to Collaborative Research Methods. Alison Meadow (Research Scientist, Institute of the Environment at University of Arizona) will be presenting this webinar as part of the Actionable Climate Science Skills-Building Webinar Series being held by the Northwest Climate Science Center. This webinar will introduce the principles of collaborative research and demonstrate several activities researchers can use to make their work more collaborative and impactful. To register, go to https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/regi ... SneHx7lWmg

May 2-3, 2018. Native Learning Center Grants Management Training. In this two-day grants management training you’ll get the skills and know-how to keep your project on track, comply with grant regulations, and protect your Tribe from the administrative and legal chaos that results from poor grants management. The sweeping changes in the new grant regulations known as 2 CFR Part 200 created a radically different landscape for Tribal governments and nonprofits competing for their share of the more than $600 billion in federal grants awarded each year. This presentation will show grant writers and grant managers how to model success by introducing practical strategies and real-life examples designed to showcase winning proposal design and proactive grant management. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grants-man ... 3179642473

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 14-17, 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.

May 18-19, 2019. 13th Vine Deloria Symposium: Engaging Indigenous Knowledge to Transform Our Communities. Northwest Indian College. Bellingham, WA. Abstracts due April 15, 2018. Email ritaa@nwic.edu. For more information: http://www.nwic.edu/deloria.

May 21-24, 2018. Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Mid-Year Convention. 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 mid-year convention is being hosted by the Yakama Nation at the Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, WA. To register, go to: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/ ... eq=&c=&ch=

May 22-24, 2018. 2018 National Tribal Public Health Summit. Please join The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for the 9th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit in Prior Lake, Minnesota at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. The National Tribal Public Health Summit is a premier Indian public health event that attracts over 500 Tribal public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, researchers, and community-based service providers. This year's conference theme, "Balance, Harmony, Culture, Health", will provide evidenced-based, best, wise, or promising practices developed in and for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. To register, go to: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-nation ... 43bc1.aspx

May 30, 2018. 11 am-1 pm. 2018 Tribal Energy Webinar: Understanding the Power Grid and Organized Markets. Understanding the power grid and organized markets is essential for tribes interested in developing energy projects and selling energy into the wholesale electricity market. Webinar attendees will gain knowledge of transmission markets, management, and ownership structures; interconnection request processes and timelines; transmission planning and operations; and fundamentals of the power grid. Attendees will learn about ongoing changes with the Southwest Power Pool and California Independent System Operator that will create greater opportunities for tribes to sell and buy energy. To register, go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist ... 4668763907

May 31, 2018. Resilient and Resolute: Indigenous Strategies in Response to Coastal Erosion and Climate Change Impacts. This session is a part of the 2018 State of the Coast Conference in New Orleans, LA from May 30- June 1. In this session, we will be discussing how different tribes are responding to climate change impacts in sometimes different and similar ways. The deadline to register for the conference is May 15, 2018. To register, go to: http://www.stateofthecoast.org/

June 4-7, 2018. 42nd Annual National Indian Timber Symposium, Quinault Indian Nation

June 5, 2018. 11:00 am (PT). The Role of Communication in Knowledge Co-Production. Heidi Roop (Research Scientist & Strategic Communications Lead, Climate Impacts Group at University of Washington) and Darcy Widmayer (Communications Manager, NW CSC at University of Washington) will be presenting this webinar as part of the Actionable Climate Science Skills-Building Webinar Series being held by the Northwest Climate Science Center. This webinar will explore the role of communication in the process of knowledge co-production and will share some communication best practices that participants can apply in their work. To register, go to: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/regi ... 3gw3YLBPpQ

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 7-14, 2018. 5th Annual Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit. The final deadline for applying to the 2018 Summit is March 15, 2018. The summit is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 15-18 (including recently graduated high school seniors). Some travel assistance may become available; participants will receive information about this after they are accepted into the program. The 2018 Summit will be a skills-development focused event that will give attendees an opportunity to do a deep dive in a particular area of food and agricultural production or policy. For more information, follow the link: http://indigenousfoodandag.com/youth-summit/

June 18-22, 2018. 21st Annual Native American Natural Resources Youth Practicum. This event is sponsored by the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Southwest Region. Applications must be received or postmarked by May 25, 2018. The Practicum is open to all incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Native American high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, southern California, and Utah who have an interest in pursuing a career in fishery and wildlife management, forestry, range management, watershed management, hydrology, or other natural resources related field. The Practicum provides a "hands-on" learning experience in natural resource management and combines classroom with field sessions that enables students to learn concepts and techniques used to manage natural resources. For more information, follow the link: https://www.nafws.org/images/announceme ... FORM-1.pdf

June 24-26, 2018. 3rd Tribal Environmental Health Summit. Sustaining 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.

June 28- July 1, 2018. Save-the-Date: Protecting Mother Earth Conference. Nisqually Territories, Between Olympia and Tacoma Washington. Join us to learn how Indigenous Knowledge can foster climate justice through exploring environmental health, the harms of extreme energy initiatives and how to find solutions through clean renewable energy and upholding the territorial integrity of mother earth. For more information, visit: http://www.ienearth.org/wp-content/uplo ... ateMed.png.

July 10, 2018. 11:00 am (PT). Best Practices for Collaborative Climate Adaptation Research Between Tribal and Non-Tribal Partners. Chas Jones (Tribal Liaison, ATNI and NW CSC at USGS) and Amelia Marchand (Water Regulatory Specialist, Environmental Trust Department at the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation) will be presenting this webinar as part of the Actionable Climate Science Skills-Building Webinar Series being held by the Northwest Climate Science Center. This webinar will provide an introduction to key considerations and best practices associated with conducting climate adaptation research in partnership with tribal communities. To register, go to: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/regi ... 6yOwnLjtiw

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 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 15-19, 2018. Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes Conference, Spokane, WA.

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.


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