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USET and USDA APHIS: Northeast Tribal Emergency Management Planning Workshop

August 11 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until August 11, 2022

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Northeast Tribal Emergency Management Planning Workshop
presented by
United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Office of Environmental Resource Management (OERM) and
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)


What: USET would like to invite you and your staff to attend the Northeast Tribal Emergency Management Planning Workshop. The USET Climate Change Program and the USDA APHIS have partnered up to offer a regionally focused workshop that will introduce federally recognized Tribal Nations to USDA APHIS programs and opportunities. The workshop will focus on presentations and Tribal case study examples related to Emergency Response Planning Documents (ERPs). APHIS subject matter experts will also utilize interactive learning sessions to discuss regionally prioritized issues and concerns of animal and plant health.

When: August 9-11 at 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern each day

Who Should Attend? Tribal natural resource and environmental professionals

Participants will:

  • Learn about APHIS programs and funding opportunities for your Tribal Nation
  • Take part in APHIS training sessions related to emergency response planning
  • Learn about the 2018 Farm Bill funding opportunities and the application process
  • Engage in Q&A sessions with APHIS representatives on the above mentioned items

USET will cover hotel and room tax (attendees are responsible for incidental charges) and can provide travel stipends to USET member Tribal Nation attendees, subject to available funds and prior approval.

Hotel and venue information is coming soon!

Registration information is coming soon! A pre-assessment survey will be sent out upon registration.


  • For questions related to this event, please contact either Tyler Everett, USET OERM Forest Adaptation Technical Assistant, or Casey Thornbrugh, USET OERM NE & SE Tribal Climate Science Liaison.
  • For questions about USDA APHIS-related programs and their participation in this event, please contact either Carl Etsitty, USDA APHIS-PPQ Tribal Liaison, or Thomas W. Colarusso, USDA APHIS-PPQ Field Operation Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator.
USET is committed to the overall safety and well-being of all of its meeting attendees. Recognizing the ongoing evolving realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, any in-person meeting/event plans will be executed in accordance with recommended public health protocols. As a reminder, the USET Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC), a recognized public health authority, will ultimately provide USET with guidance and recommendations about any in-person USET meeting/event plans to ensure that our actions are in the best interests of the USET/USET SPF organization, its membership, and meeting attendees. Based on the USET TEC’s decision, it may be required to shift the event from in-person/hybrid to fully virtual and should this action be taken, proper notice will be provided.



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Nashville, TN 37211 United States