Events, Webinars, and Trainings

USET Events

Tribal Climate Resilience Camp

June 10-14, Durham, NC. United South and Eastern Tribe (USET), in partnership with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC), will convene a Tribal Climate Resilience Camp this year and will support teams representing USET Member Tribal Nations to attend the camp. Participating teams can be comprised of Tribal Leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, program managers, and/or community members with a goal to gather information, build skills, and develop Tribal policies and plans to address climate change impacts.

This year’s participants are encouraged to bring specific climate adaptation objectives and/or projects to focus and work on, and to make headway on resiliency plans. Such projects may include community outreach plans, adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, funding strategies, or other related initiatives. USET’s Climate Camp staff, facilitators, and guest speakers will support participants to further develop specific climate adaptation objectives and/or projects. Accordingly, interested USET Member Tribal Nations and their teams should apply early to allow USET to prepare and ensure resources and facilitators are available to fit each project. See the event page for additional details and a video about the last camp.


Events in Indian Country

Tribal Forestry: Understanding Current Issues and Challenges Webinar Series

January 18 – April 25, Online. Tribal Nations and First Nations have been forest stewards since time immemorial on Turtle Island, the land that is currently called North America. In the face of climate change, Tribal Nations and First Nations continue to work with institutions, NGOs, and federal and state agencies to support Indigenous sovereignty and resilient forested landscapes. This webinar will focus on the current state of Tribal forest management and Indigenous stewardship with a series of speakers from different Tribal Nations, universities, non-profits, and agencies. Beginning with an introduction to Tribal forestry and the trust responsibilities, topics will include the history of forest stewardship on tribal lands in North America, federal laws and Tribal forestry, contemporary uses of plants and wildlife stewardship, fire, conclusions from the Indian Forest Management Assessment (IFMAT), Tribal co-management, and the future of Tribal forestry in the face of climate change. This series is co-developed and co-hosted by The Forest School and the Yale Center for Environmental Justice at Yale School of the Environment, and Salish Kootenai College.


Incorporating Climate and Environmental Justice into Research and Resource Management Webinar Series

February 29-May 9, Online. In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC)  invites all audiences interested in the intersection between climate and environmental justice and environmental research to join us every other Thursday (3-4 PM ET) from Feb. 29 – May 9, 2024, for the webinar series “Incorporating Climate and Environmental Justice into Research and Resource Management.” Register for one webinar or the whole series.

In this series, speakers will explore the ethics of engaging with the populations most vulnerable to the impacts of environmental and climate change, which are often low-income communities, Indigenous and Tribal communities, and people experiencing disenfranchisement. We hope the series will be of particular value to researchers looking to apply justice principles to their own work and communities seeking to lay out clear expectations for the researchers they collaborate with.

ASL interpreting services and closed captioning will be provided. Webinars will be recorded, transcribed, and made available on the NCASC website a few weeks after the live event.


NIACS Climate Adaptation Planning and Practices Online Training

Weekly from mid-February to mid-April, online. Create a robust climate adaptation plan during this online Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science Training. This course, which has been offered every year since 2017, uses the Adaptation Workbook decision-support tool for natural and urban ecosystem management. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online training for professionals in the Midwest and Northeastern regions. Participants will receive coaching and feedback while using the Adaptation Workbook to develop their own robust adaptation plans for natural or urban ecosystems.

There is no registration fee, thanks to the support from the USDA Forest Service and the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub. Things to know:

  • All participants must bring a project to work on throughout the training.
  • Each pre-recorded lecture is about 20 minutes long and can be viewed at your own pace.
  • Weekly discussion sessions will give you a chance to work through the concepts and engage with facilitators and other participants.
  • Continuing education credits with the Society of American Foresters or International Society of Arboriculture may be available (requests pending).

Contact Danielle Shannon,, with any questions. Register Today.


NE CASC Spring 2024 Webinar Series

March 20-May 8, Online. The NE CASC is delighted to announce the dates and lineup for their Spring 2024 Webinar Series! A range of webinars will cover climate change adaptation, vulnerability, and resilience projects and topics in the northeast region. The four-part webinar series includes the following:


2024 National Tribal Climate Leaders Summit

April 15-17, Muckleshoot Casino Resort, Washington. The 2024 National Tribal Leaders Climate Summit will convene leaders from Tribes and First Nations to advance tribal climate change policy and action.

What: The Summit will engage Tribal leaders, citizens, staff, youth and collaborators in conversation about navigating the cultural, economic, and social challenges of climate change. Our goals include:

  • Hear from Tribal communities on the front-lines of climate change;
  • Explore what a just transition looks like for diverse Tribal Nations; and
  • Discuss how Tribal sovereignty and co-management can advance climate action.

Who: Audience includes:

  • Tribal leaders, and interested citizens including Elders and youth;
  • Tribal and non-tribal organization staff; and
  • Tribal collaborators (including advocacy groups, academics, or governmental staff).


Ecological Forestry in the Context of Climate Change Webinar Series 

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. 

2024 dates: Apr. 16, May 21, Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20 


SE CASC Spring Science Seminar Series

1 PM ET, Online. The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) hosts monthly virtual seminars to highlight the useful and used research supported by the center.

  • April 18: Projecting Habitat for Imperiled Bird Species in the Southern Appalachians
  • May 16: Priorities and Opportunities for Enhancing Collaborative Wildlife Conservation in the Southeast
  • June 20: Future of Fire Fellowship Updates


Carolinas Collaborative on Climate, Health, and Equity Spring Webinar Series

11-12 PM ET, Online. Join the Carolinas Collaborative on Climate, Health, and Equity (C3HE), a NOAA Climate Adaptation Partnership team, on the last Tuesday of each month this spring to learn about community engaged research in the Carolinas. These webinars are free and open to the public, but registration for this series is required.

  • April 30: The Role of Graduate Students in Interdisciplinary Research
  • May 28: Addressing Climate Justice, Food Insecurity, and Health Disparity in African American Rural SC
  • June 25: Managing Exposure to Harmful Algal Blooms and Other Coastal Threats


Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Annual National Conference

May 13-16, Prairie Island Indian Community, Minnesota. Natural resource professionals and college students are invited to submit abstracts focused on research or projects related to: natural resource management, fish/wildlife biology, forestry, ecology, Indigenous Traditional Knowledge / Traditional Ecological Knowledge, conservation biology, human-dimensions, environmental law, conservation law, watershed science and etc.


National Adaptation Forum

May 14-16, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The National Adaptation Forum is a bi-annual convening for adaptation professionals to innovate, network, and focus on established and emerging climate adaptation issues of the day. The Forum provides opportunities for professional development through training sessions, facilitated presentations and panels, and formal and informal networking sessions.

At its core, the Forum is cross-disciplinary, bringing together practitioners from a variety of sectors, spanning natural, built, and social systems. Participants include representatives from federal, state and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, scientists, and frontline community groups. Participants are managers, planners, and service providers. They focus on built environments and ecosystems. The Forum program covers over 25 adaptation-related topics and 12 geographic regions across the U.S. and beyond.

Applications are now open for attendance support (reimbursement for travel, lodging, etc.) with priority applications due March 13. Contributions from the BIA Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience are set aside to support attendance from federally recognized Tribal Nation staff and citizens.


2024 Climate Change Adaptation for Tribes and Tribal Partners Workshop

May 20-22, Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center, Sulphur, OK. This workshop is continuation of a series focused on the Tribal Adaptation Menu and how it may be applied to climate resilience projects. Specifically, the goals of the workshop are to learn how to use the Tribal Adaptation Menu (TAM), learn how Tribal Nations are being impacted by climate change, and to use the menu framework to integrate climate and identify adaptation options. Workshop content and topics will be somewhat tailored to the South Central region, but attendees from any region are encouraged to attend. Registration is due by April 22


Tribal Drought Workshop

May 22-23, Albuquerque, NM. Join the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), Southwest CASC, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, and the USDA Southwest Climate Hub for a two day workshop focusing on drought planning and mitigation. All attendees are welcome, but the organizers specifically invite small teams of staff and community members from Tribal Nations to attend. There is no registration cost and travel assistance is available. Applications are due April 10.


2024 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum

August 12-15, Eugene, OR and Online. This is the fourteenth annual forum, hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), for environmental professionals from Tribal Nations, US EPA, State/Local/Federal agencies, community organizations, and other interested parties to meet, share knowledge and learn from one another how to improve management, protection and restoration of Tribal lands for us and all our relations. The Forum invites proposals for various session formats on a wide variety of topics through Friday, May 17.


Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians 2024 Climate Camp

August 25-30, Corbett, OR. The overall goal of ATNI’s Tribal Climate Camp (TCC) is to build the capacity of tribal leader teams to address climate change and associated economic, social, cultural, regulatory, and technological trends and impacts within their Tribal Nations, between Tribal Nations and between Tribal Nations and other governments, through strategic alliances with partners across Indian Country and globally. The teams will work with instructors on understanding lessons from successful Tribal climate change programs, building support within each Nation for climate change planning, sustainable fundraising, methodologies for engaging with community members including youth and elders, the evaluation of climate change programs and the basic climate science tools tribes can use in developing programs. Tribal delegates are asked to cover transportation costs to and from Portland International Airport. However, there is no cost to attend the camp (travel between the airport and venue, food, lodging, and field trips are provided by ATNI and our partners). Applications to attend are due May 1.


Save the Date: 2024 National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference 

September 9-12, Anchorage, AK. More details coming soon. 


Save the Date: 2024 Shifting Seasons Summit

September 30 – October 4, Menominee Resort and Casino, Wisconsin. More details to come. In the meantime, recordings of presentations from the last Shifting Seasons Summit are available for viewing.


2024 NDiSTEM Conference

October 31-November 2, Phoenix, AZ. The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science’s (SACNAS) premier conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the event, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models. Simply put, the NDiSTEM Conference is a broadly inclusive space where you are encouraged and empowered to bring your whole self to STEM. Registration will open May 1.