SE CASC Science Symposium in New Orleans hears Presentations from Tribal Nation Environmental Staff, Students and Community Representatives

The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) held its Regional Science Symposium November 12-15, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. The Symposium consisted of several topic tracks including Coastal Resilience, Ecosystem Services, Grassland Landscapes, Wildland Fire and Adaptation, and Cultural Resource Management. Tribal Environmental/Natural Resources staff presentation topics included Rivercane Restoration efforts and youth engagement from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and Climate Adaptation in the southern Appalachians from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Students and Community Representatives from the United Houma Nation and the Atakapa-Ishak Chawasha Tribe of the Grand Bayou Indian Village in Louisiana also presented on Community Resilience in the face of sea level rise and storm surge impacts. The Tribal Climate Science Liaison with United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) and the Northeast/Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Centers (NE/SE CASCs) also gave an oral and poster presentation on Tribal engagement and adaptation.