Events, Webinars, and Trainings

USET Events

Forest and Wetland Webinar Training Series

Every Monday from August 15 to September 19 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central/2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern. This webinar series will cover the climate change impacts to USET region forest and wetland ecosystems.


USET and USDA APHIS Tribal Emergency Management Planning Workshop

Dates, venue, and registration information are coming soon!


Events in Indian Country

2022 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum

August 8-11, 2022. The 2022 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum (TLEF) full conference agenda is now available on the conference website by clicking on the “Agenda” tab. You can also get a sneak peek at some of the great field trips we will be offering this year. As a reminder, this hybrid event allows you to participate virtually or join in person in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Evaluating Ecosystem Services with Remote Sensing: Open, Online NASA ARSET Training

August 23, 25, & 30, 2022. This training will outline the basics of ecosystem services and natural capital accounting. It will also provide an overview of how Earth Observations (EO) can be used to support global frameworks and initiatives such as standards set by the United Nation’s System of Environmental Economic Accounting (UN-SEEA). Participants will receive information on techniques and tools for using EO in natural capital accounting such as the use of land cover mapping, time series analysis, and modeling efforts conducted with the Natural Capital Project via the InVEST software, The Artificial Intelligence for Environment and Sustainability (ARIES) Project, and more.


National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference

August 29- September 1. ITEP is also hosting another National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference II, this time in person! Please save the date for the second NTICC, taking place on the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront in St. Paul, Minnesota.


10th Annual Rising Voices Workshop

September 14 - 16, 2022. The Rising Voices Center for Indigenous and Earth Sciences facilitates opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous scientific experts and community leaders from around the world to jointly address how extreme weather and climate events are impacting communities and to develop action plans. This year’s workshop theme, Emergent Knowledge through Indigenous and Earth Science Collaborations, will serve as a bridge to reflect on where Rising Voices has been in its first decade, and what now emerges into the next decade. Given the continued pandemic uncertainties in planning a large, in-person event, the workshop will again be held virtually this year. Registration information to come.


11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae

October 23-28, Albany, NY. The theme for the upcoming symposium is "Science to Support Solutions from Shore to Shore.” From freshwater to marine systems, the prevalence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) is a national environmental challenge, and solutions are needed. Attendees will include national representatives and researchers from academia, state, Federal, Tribal, and municipal governments, the private sector, and watershed organizations.


National Adaptation Forum

October 25-27, Baltimore, Maryland. After a three-year hiatus, everyone is eager to connect in-person, share important work since the last Forum, and develop plans to address the challenges that remain. In close proximity to Washington D.C., Baltimore provides an unparalleled opportunity to foster timely engagement with federal partners who are ramping up their adaptation action! Situated on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay, it also is a reminder of the many coastal communities and ecosystems working hard to adapt. The need to share and discuss adaptation from the local to national level has never been more important.