Events in Indian Country
May – December, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern. Students and professionals at all levels are invited to join NAFWS education coordinator, Ashley Mueller, the 2nd Thursday of each month to learn professional development skills, tricks, and tips. You can also win some prizes and tools to put in your Professional Tool Box!
- December 7: TBD
Third Tuesday of each month, 2-4:00 PM ET. The purpose of these calls is to inform the public about EPA's environmental justice work and enhance opportunities to maintain an open dialogue with environmental justice advocates. The calls first began in 2010 and were a valuable tool for EPA to learn about environmental justice needs in communities around the country. As the Biden-Harris Administration has placed environmental justice at the center of the national agenda, the Agency is relaunching these calls as a first step towards reestablishing meaningful and engaging participation with community groups and the public. This direct dialogue will strengthen the integration of EJ into all that we do as we pursue achieving meaningful improvements on the ground for communities.
Due to limited space, participation in these calls will be on a first come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is highly suggested, but not required. If you are unable to join a call, meeting materials and a recording of the meeting will be posted after each call. Calls are currently scheduled through the end of 2023.
Third Tuesday of each month, 1-2PM ET. This 12-part monthly webinar series tells a story about how small- and large-scale forest disturbance, such as fire, wind, ice storms, hurricanes, sea-level rise, flooding, introduced and endemic forest pests, and others, impact forest ecosystems. The series will also examine ecological silviculture and climate adaptation approaches to help inform forest and wildlife management. Hosted by the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub.
2023 dates: Nov. 21, Dec. 19
2024 dates: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21, Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20
Urban Waters Learning Network Series: Building Water Equity and Climate Resilient Communities for ALL
Wednesdays, 1:00 PM ET. In this 6-part series, hosted by the Urban Waters Learning Network, we will highlight a variety of strategies that community-based organizations can use to help their communities anticipate, prepare for and respond to climate risks such as flooding, coastal storms and drought, with a focus on protecting community members who are most vulnerable to climate threats. Sessions will be recorded and posted.
- November 15: Centering Those at Risk: The Power of Community-Led Research for Climate Resilience Investments
- December 13: Equitable Resilience Planning Frameworks
- January 17: Building Climate Resilience: Transforming Communities through Green Workforce Development
ITEP and GLIFWC Webinar: Aanji-bimaadiziimagak o’ow aki – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Version 2
November 16, 12:30 PM ET or 11:30 AM CT. The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) are hosting members from GLIFWC’s Climate Change Program to discuss Aanji bimaadiziimagak o’ow aki, the second version of the GLIFWC Vulnerability Assessment, which was published in January 2023. The vulnerability assessment is an attempt to weave together Traditional and Scientific Ecological Knowledge (SEK) to examine the climate change vulnerability of a set of beings in the upper Midwest Ceded Territories by the mid-21st century.
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM ET. The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NECASC) Fall 2023 Webinar Series (one Wednesday per month) will highlight climate adaptation research projects throughout the Northeast, connected to the USGS Climate Adaptation Science Centers. Speakers and titles below – featuring Tyler Everett, a member of the USET Climate Resilience team!
- December 13: Stephen Jane, Ripple Effects of Dissolved Oxygen Depletion in Temperate Lakes under Climate Change
February 12-15, 2024, Charleston, SC. Abstracts are due Sept. 29, 2023. Climate change is exacerbating all issues related to coastal management, including human health, food security, transportation, the economy, and the environment. Historically marginalized communities are often impacted the most. Presentations and discussions at the Social Coast Forum 2024 will focus on applying social science data, tools, and practices to build climate resilience in coastal communities.
September 9-12, Anchorage, AK. More details coming soon.