to Jun 8

Annual Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest Conference

The Conference will update you on the political, legal and market dynamics affecting climate policy for the Pacific Northwest. Register soon for this year’s Climate Change Conference.

Here are some of the topics under discussion that you will not want to miss:

·         How the rollback of the Obama climate agenda has mobilized states and local governments to redouble their efforts

  • ·         Prospects for Congressional action
  • ·         Impact of FERC's Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing proceeding
  • ·         Checks and balances: Litigation update
  • ·         Collaboration among states and subnational governments
  • ·         Lessons from California's groundbreaking work for addressing climate change
  • ·         Intrastate and collaborative initiatives in Oregon
  • ·         Update on implementation of British Columbia's carbon tax; dos and don'ts for U.S. states
  • ·         Market-based carbon reductions
  • ·         The economic impacts of potential national carbon policies
  • ·         Storage as the next disruptive technology
  • ·         What's next for electrification of transportation?
  • ·         Reducing transportation sector emissions
  • ·         Reducing carbon impacts in land use decision making

We hope you will join us at a reception at the end of the first day for faculty and attendees. This is an important year for the "Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest" Conference.




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11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Communicating Climate Change, CTUIR Climate Adapatation Planning and Community Outreach

Presenter: Colleen Sanders, Climate Adaptation Planner, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Dept. of Natural Resources

Climate change impacts are complicated and interrelated, and planning for adaptation requires the participation of everyone. As the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) begins to think about these impacts on traditional First Foods and develop an adaptation plan, gathering meaningful participation from tribal departments, community, and government requires a level of understanding about climate change science that may not be shared by all. Developing a communication strategy that cuts across disciplines and speaks to varying levels of scientific background will ensure the larger tribal community and their cultural resource priorities are accurately represented in the final product. This webinar will introduce the CTUIR and their First Foods concept that drives their governance, provide an overview of anticipated climate impacts to these precious cultural resources, and discuss the development of climate change science communication that ties impacts to First Foods and other aspects of tribal life.

About the presenter: Colleen Sanders has worked with food and natural resource systems issues around the Pacific Northwest for nearly a decade. Having completed her B.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of British Columbia, and her M.Sc. in Community Food Systems from Washington State University, the intersection between wildlife conservation and food production in the context of global climate change has led Colleen to her work as the newly-hired Climate Adaptation Planner with the CTUIR DNR, where she works to untangle the intricacies of climate impacts to build an adaptation plan that protects and preserves tribal residents and natural resources.


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10:00 AM10:00

Climate Changes Children's Health: Adaptation in Action

Learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BRACE, or Building Resilience Against Climate Effects, framework and climate adaptation steps taking place in states across the nation to prevent the health threats related to climate change. This webinar will bring to life the Adaptation in Action, Part II: Updated Grantee Success Stories from CDC’s Climate and Health Program report, which highlights successful ways communities have responded to the challenge of climate change.


Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH
Policy Analyst, Environmental Health, American Public Health Association


Kathryn Conlon, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, Climate and Health Section, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Colleen Moran, MPH, MS
Program Manager , Climate Change and Health Program, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Emily York, MPH
Program Coordinator, Climate and Health Program, Oregon Health Authority

Allison Gost, MPH
Program Manager, Environmental Health Bureau, Maryland Department of Health



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12:00 PM12:00

NCCARF Adaptation Webinar Series

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) works to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise. We do this through new research, communication and networking.

In a series of online webinars, we are exploring some key climate adaptation topics. Topics for seminars scheduled for 2018 will focus on extreme weather and sea-level rise, the tourism industry and major assets. Each webinar features two experts, and provided an opportunity for you, the viewer, to ask questions and join the discussion online.

Good weather guarantee - how climate change might transform tourism

5 March 2018, 3pm (Vic, NSW, Tas, ACT), 2pm (QLD), 2:30pm (SA), 1:30pm (NT), 12:00 noon (WA)

Join our panel of experts:

  • Dr Sarah Boulter (NCCARF)
  • Professor Catherine Pickering (Griffith University)
  • Professor Susanne Becken (Griffith University)


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1:00 PM13:00

Climate Change Vulnerability of Pacific Lamprey (Webinar)

Presenter: Christina Wang, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Pacific Lamprey are a native anadromous species that, like salmon, historically returned to spawn in large numbers in watersheds along the west coast of the United States. Currently, populations have declined in abundance and are restricted in distribution throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California.  Threats to Pacific Lamprey occur in much of their range and include restricted mainstem and tributary passage, reduced flows and dewatering of streams, stream and floodplain degradation, degraded water quality, and changing marine and climate conditions.  In light of these threats, partners including Native American tribes; federal, state, and local agencies; developed the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative to work collaboratively to conserve and restore Pacific Lamprey by reducing threats and improving their habitats. 

Register for the webinar

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to Jan 12

ITEP Training: Introduction to Tribal Air Quality (Level 1)

Course Description:
This is an entry-level course designed to provide an understanding of the importance of clean air for the protection of human health and the total environment. It is appropriate for tribal environmental personnel who are new to air quality and are interested in learning the basics of air quality management. This course (or equivalent education/training) is a pre-requisite for several AIAQTP training courses, and is intended as a foundation for further study. The course is structured as an intensive training that uses multiple approaches to learning: lecture/discussion, laboratory, and small-group activities. There will also be reading and writing assignments each evening during the course. The content is very basic and assumes that the participant has no prior background in science or air quality management.

Topics include:

  • The concept of pH
  • Criteria pollutants
  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
  • Air Toxics
  • Using an air sampler for particulate matter
  • Climate change
  • Components of a tribal air program


If you have questions regarding the pre-requisites or your eligibility for this course, please contact Patricia Ellsworth, Air Quality Curriculum Coordinator, at Patricia.Ellsworth@nau.edu or phone 928-523-6721.

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9:00 AM09:00

Indigenous and Climate Science Partnerships: Developing Pathways from Knowledge to Collaborative Actions

Primary Convener:  Heather Lazrus, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States

Conveners:  Julie Maldonado, US Global Change Research Program, Washington D.C., DC, United States, Rajul Pandya, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Theresa Dardar, First People’s Conservation Council, Terrebonne Parish, LA, United States

Co-Organized with:
Education, Natural Hazards, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Around the world, Indigenous communities are experiencing the effects of a changing climate including more extreme weather events, deepening their vulnerabilities to disastrous outcomes. At the same time, many Indigenous communities possess traditional knowledge that can provide adaptive capacity to reduce disaster risks and alleviate vulnerability. Collaborations in which traditional knowledge and technical scientific knowledge, both driven by observations, co-inform one another can lead to deeper insights into physical processes behind climate-driven hazards. Additionally, collaboration can situate scientific knowledge in ways that elevate community-based decision making so that adaptation efforts support community rights and goals. This session convenes participants from several programs in the United States that foster collaboration between scientific and Indigenous communities predicated on the premise that drawing from a diverse array of backgrounds leads to more and better solutions to adaptation challenges. Speakers will address the processes, methods, and benefits of Indigenous-scientific collaboration.

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to Nov 16

Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

The conference is sponsored by the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC), a network of over 250 mental health, resilience, climate, faith, disaster response, and other professionals working to prevent harmful psychological & psycho-social-spiritual reactions to climate impacts and use them as catalysts to increase both human and ecological well being.

From Adverse Childhood Experiences, to job and financial struggles and racial and other forms of inequity and injustice, trauma and toxic stress are epidemic today. Climate change will aggravate all of these adversities, and add many new ones as well. Many programs in the PNW help people with childhood, family, and other traumas. Washington and Oregon are also among the leaders in cutting climate-damaging greenhouse gasses. This conference will show how by breaking down silos and linking these issues, a powerful human resilience building movement can be launched that not only prevents harmful human reactions to climate change, but also advances individual and collective well being and equity while reducing emissions.




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12:30 PM12:30

Implications of Climate Change for Invasive Species

Invasive species and climate change are two of the most prominent forms of anthropogenic global change identified by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.  These two global changes are likely to interact in a number of ways. Climate change could increase invasion risk by increasing growth rates, advancing phenology, and increasing weather-related disturbances. This seminar will review how climate change influences invasive species and how those changes might affect invasive species management.


Webinar Speaker: Bethany Bradley, UMass Amherst

Bethany Bradley is an Associate Professor of biogeography and spatial ecology in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is interested in how the geographical locations of species across landscapes and regions can inform ecological understanding of species distributions, invasion risk assessments, and conservation planning. Her research has a strong focus on terrestrial plant invasions, with a goal of understanding how invasion risk varies spatially in the context of anthropogenic disturbance and climate change.

Use Webex to participate in the NECSC Webinars:

To log in for the first time, please start the set-up process at least 5 minutes before the beginning of the event.

  1. Quit all other unnecessary applications before logging into Webex
  2. Go to the talk description page (click on title in left sidebar or in box to the right) and click on the direct webinar link provided. Direct links will be posted as the events are scheduled with Webex.
  3. Click "Join as a participant" or "Join" and enter your email address.
  4. Webex should automatically start to download the required software onto your computer. If prompted, "allow" the download to proceed.
  5. Once you have entered the meeting, a dialogue box will appear asking how you would like to handle your audio. If it doesn't automatically open, go to the "Quick Start" tab and click on the "Audio" icon. If your computer has speakers, please join using your computer (you may also choose to join through a toll call, but it will cost both of us money). Your microphone will be automatically muted upon entering the session so that other users won't hear you (note red mic picture next to your name). Please don't un-mute your mic unless instructed to.
  6. If you are joining after the meeting has begun, the full screen mode of the presentation may appear on your screen. To exit the full screen mode temporarily, hover over the green button at the top (reads: "Viewing [speaker]'s presentation") and a control panel will appear. You may use this to exit the presentation at any time. To return, click "return" in the dialogue box that appears.


  • If you have trouble signing in with the link provided, locate the meeting number (listed below the direct link) and insert it on the Webex Attend a Meeting page.
  • If you continue to experience problems, call Webex customer service at 1-866-229-3239 (option #1, then option #2), and they will help you to join.
  • Currently, Google Chrome version 13 is not compatible with Webex - try joining through Firefox or Internet Explorer.
  • Your computer's download speed should be 1.3-1.5 and can be tested at speedtest.net


  • To ask a question, type it into the text chat area, located in the lower right corner of the Webex main screen.
  • While in full screen mode, you may choose to open the chat box through the controls at the top of your screen (hover over the green "Viewing..." button).
  • You may use the chat box for technical questions or those related to the presentation. Please select "Everyone" from the drop down menu.

Webex works with a variety of computer platforms. System Requirements can be found here.

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to Oct 11

8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference: Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest

JOIN US IN TACOMA this October for the 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference. The Northwest Climate Conference annually brings together more than 300 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources, and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.

The conference is the region's premier opportunity for a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas about regional climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science and practice. The conference also provides a forum for presenting emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation.

Don't miss this opportunity to share, learn, and discuss the latest decision-relevant climate science with other experts in the Pacific Northwest!


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11:00 AM11:00

World Climate Webinars

Join one of our upcoming webinars to learn more about how to lead the World Climate Simulation, a mock-UN climate negotiation exercise that thousands have participated in to better understand what is needed to address the climate challenge. On this webinar you will get started learning how to facilitate the exercise, using C-ROADS, ask questions, and hear from others who have been successful in leading local events.


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11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Forest Carbon Projects for Tribes - What they are and how they can benefit tribes

This free webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 5th 2017 from 11 AM to 12:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time and is being hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program. This webinar is the first installment of the Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series being launched by the ITEP Climate Change Program.


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10:00 AM10:00

The Northwest Climate Toolbox Webinar: Mapping Climate Information for Multi-Sectoral Stakeholders

Event Description: 

The Northwest Climate Toolbox (http://climatetoolbox.org) is a collection of web tools for visualizing observed and projected climate information to help with decision making in agricultural, water management, and fire management. his webinar will provide an overview of the datasets behind the Northwest Climate Toolbox and a demonstration of the functionality of the Climate Mapper tool, some example applications, and a short discussion of the development of this tool with lessons learned from user testing. 


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to Aug 3

Changing Currents 2017: Tribal Water Summit

Our Water from Summit to Sea: Intertribal Water Forum


Establishing a Tribal Collaboration for Water Resources

Water is a highly critical and invaluable resource for many tribal communities and is a resource that is at the heart of tribal culture, spirituality, and society.  Tribal communities view their relationship to the water and other natural resources as one of stewardship.  This stewardship is a legacy that has been handed down from one generation to the next for countless generations.  The key principle in the stewardship approach is “to leave the resource better than when you found it.”  Today, stewardship to water and natural resources is becoming difficult as the demands and pressures on these resources increases. 


In recent years, tribal water resources have been under increasing pressure for a multitude of reasons and demands, including commerce, agriculture, fish/wildlife, municipal use, recreation, hydropower, and more.  These demands are facing a bigger peril, which is the impact climate change is having on water resources, hydro-systems, and water management schemes. Despite how critical a resource water is to the tribal world, conversations about water resources has consistently been sub-issue focused or as a secondary issue.  This holds particularly true in terms of intertribal collaboration. For example, the Columbia Basin Fish Accords, aligned tribes and federal agencies on fish and wildlife and hydropower operations, but water is a secondary issue or supporting cast member to the desired outcomes of the Accords.  This is the most recent effort in the Pacific Northwest, where water has been a topic of intertribal coordination.


To date, there is an imperative need to gather tribes in a forum to begin coordination around water resources.  Looking at the State of Oregon and the nine federally-recognized tribes, there is vast diversity in location, environment, culture, and water resources.  This project would bring the nine federally-recognized tribes together to begin a dialogue that will capture their common interests around water and outline some prominent objectives, ideally some policy objectives.  These objectives should be realistic and achievable. 


William W. Knight Law Center

University of Oregon- School of Law
1221 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1221


Direlle Calica
ATNI Energy Program


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to Aug 4

Tribal Climate Camp

University of Washington, Pack Forest Conference Center, Eatonville, Washington

*TCC is organized through a collaboration of Tribal and Non-tribal partners

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), Institute for Tribal Government (ITG), United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), and the Department of the Interior's (USDI) Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are collaborating to offer Tribal Climate Camp (TCC) to support teams of tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, and program managers to build skills, gather information, and develop tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts.

TTCC Goals and Objectives are based in understanding Native climate sensitivity

Native communities are among the most climate-sensitive groups within the Northwest, Southern and Eastern regions of the United States. Increasing the resilience of tribal governments and native communities is critical to prepare for future climate change scenarios.

If you are interested in having a team attend this, or a future year’s camp, contact

Don Sampson, ATNI Climate Change Project Coordinator don@seventhgenerationllc.com or  Steve Daley-Laursen, TCC Director stevendl@uidaho.edu

If you are interested in learning more about TCC curriculum, contact: 

Kyle Powys Whyte, Chair, TCC Program Committee kwhyte@msu.edu

If you have a question related to travel, location, or any other question, contact: 

Arwen Bird, TCC Coordinators arwen@wovenstrategies.com or Peggy Harris peggy@seventhgenerationllc.com

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10:00 AM10:00

Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships: Powering Your Community with Tribal Energy

Many tribes have entered into successful partnerships with universities, state and federal agencies, cities and counties, energy companies, electric utilities, and energy developers with the ultimate goal of developing energy projects as a means toward self-sufficiency and self-determination, and to strengthen economic development opportunities on Indian lands. Partnership activities have run the gambit from oil and natural gas development to renewable energy development, feasibility studies, tribal utility formation, and access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources. In this webinar, attendees will hear about successful partnerships and how the successes can be replicated. We encourage tribal nations and energy industry professionals interested in expanding their energy resource options and increasing economic development and self-determination activities to attend.

Register for this webinar.

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to Jul 13

Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments

Link: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/forestregen2017/

·         Presenters: Accepting oral presentations and posters

·         Date: July 11-13, 2017

·         Place: NOT a webinar, this conference is held in Corvallis, OR

·         Summary: Adapting forest regeneration practices to changing climate, natural disturbances, policies, markets, and technology present continuous challenges and opportunities.  Access to the best available scientific research on these topics is key to successfully adapting to these changes.  This conference will bring together leading forest researchers and practitioners to share the latest research findings on managing forest regeneration and early stand dynamics in changing environments around the globe. 

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to Jun 29

Training: Climate Reality Leaderships Corps Washington Training

Climate Reality Leadership Corps applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Key points about Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings:

·       Climate Reality Leadership Corps Trainings are completely self-funded by attendees.  There is no fee to attend the training, but you will need to pay for your own travel and lodging. During the training, The Climate Reality Project will provide all training materials.

·       Training attendees must secure their own travel to and accommodation during the event. We encourage applicants to seek funding through other organizations, businesses, community groups, and other similar sources.

·       All trainings are in English. Unfortunately, translation services cannot be provided and if you want materials in other languages, you should be prepared to translate them as needed.provided and if you want materials in other languages, you should be prepared tate them as needed..

·       Completing the training means you will be a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and join our global network of Climate Reality Leaders.

·       Climate Reality Leaders commit to a minimum of ten (10) activities with The Climate Reality Project, including presentations, media, advocacy and other events within a year after attending a training, and will be required to sign an agreement prior to the training.

·       If accepted, you must attend all three (3) days of the training.

·       A parent or legal guardian must give permission for a minor between the ages of 13 and 18 to attend the training. A parent or legal guardian must accompany an attendee who is under the age of 13 and must apply and be accepted in order to attend the training. 

·       To become a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, you must be accepted and attend one of our trainings with our Founder and Chairman, former US Vice President Al Gore.

for application copy and paste web address: 




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to Jun 2

Tribal Water in the Pacific Northwest: Strategies for resolving key issues for Tribal water availability, conservation, and regulation

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, Tribal, local, state and federal governmental representatives, environmental professionals, business executives, water users and their representatives

Why You Should Attend

The Fourth Annual Conference brings together an exceptional faculty to address major developments for Tribal water in the Pacific Northwest. We are pleased to include Duane Mecham, Senior Attorney, US DOI Office of the Solicitor, speaking on the impact of the new administration on Tribal water policies and adapting Tribal Strategies to changes at the key Federal agencies. Here is an essential update on the role of Tribal governments in discussions regarding water availability, conservation and regulations in the Pacific Northwest. Leading attorneys, Tribal and agency representatives will discuss Umatilla Tribe reserved rights and Yakama Nation cooperative efforts for resource preservation and improvement, creative water supply management, updates on Klamath Basin issues, stream flows and water release management on the Columbia River, updates on the Cluverts Case, and the impact of the Hirst Case. You will hear about technical considerations for water resource management and provisions of the EPA's new rule authorizing Tribes to administer the Clean Water Act Section 303(d) program within their reservations, and tips for applying for TAS status.


Throughout our Tribal Water Law conference, we will explore ways in which Tribes, local governments and water agencies can work cooperatively to ensure an adequate and sustained supply of water for mutually beneficial uses into the future. We hope you can join us.


~Susan K. Driver, Esq., Program Co-Chair of Dorsay & Easton LLP & Thomas P. Schlosser, Esq., Program Co-Chair of Morisset Schlosser Jozwiak & Somerville


Register soon. Live webcast is also available.

What You Will Learn

  • ~Impact of the 2016 Presidential election on federal and Tribal water policies
  • ~Pending Tribal water issues in the Pacific Northwest
  • ~Technical, legal and Tribal perspectives on the water supply problem
  • ~Update on Klamath Basin issues
  • ~Stream flows in the Pacific Northwest
  • ~Water release management on the Columbia River
  • ~Update on the Culverts Case
  • ~Impact of the Hirst Case
  • ~Technical considerations of water resources management
  • ~Provisions of the EPA's new rule authorizing tribes to administer the Clean Water Act Section 303(d) program within their reservations
  • ~Process for applying for TAS status

To Register: Call us at: 206-567-4490 Fax the registration form to us at: 206-567-5058 Email us at: registrar@lawseminars.com Online: www.lawseminars.com Mail the registration form on the front page.

Walk-ins are welcome, subject to space availability. Registration is complete when we receive payment or agree to later payment.

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12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Hydrologic Research and Assessment: From Local to Regional Scales

  • Speaker(s): Jacob LaFontaine

  • Affiliation(s): USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center

  • Presentation Time: 12:00 PST

  • Project Summary:

    Estimates of streamflow are critical to inform natural resource managers about water availability for both human and ecological needs. Monitoring streamflow using a streamgage provides information about the amount and timing of surface water resources. However, hydrologic models can be used to provide estimates of streamflow in the absence of streamflow information and assess the potential effects of changes in climate and land cover on hydrologic response. The USGS has developed a National Hydrologic Model to support coordinated, comprehensive and consistent hydrologic model development, and facilitate the application of hydrologic simulations within the conterminous United States. Jacob LaFontaine's research developed hydrologic simulations for historical and potential future climate and land cover to characterize watersheds across the southeastern United States. These hydrologic simulations provide estimates of water availability and streamflow characteristics and provide a methodology for further National Hydrologic Model development.



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10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Weather Variability and its Impacts on Forest Health

Link: http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/weather-variability-and-its-impacts-on-forest-health

·         Presenters: David Coyle (Southern Regional Extension Forestry and University of Georgia), Steve McNulty (USDA Forest Service, Southeast Regional Climate Hub), and Jennifer Moore-Myers (USDA Forest Service, Southeast Regional Climate Hub)

·         Presentation Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

·         Presentation Time: 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PST)

·         Summary: This webinar will discuss the impact weather and climate have on forest health and productivity.  We will discuss short-and long-term impacts of droughts, floods, winds, and ice on insect and fungal populations and damage in southern forests.  North America has experienced some intenses weather events in recent years, with the drought that occurred in fall 2016 in the southeastern US as the most recent example.  This drought contributed to forest fires that ravaged forested areas across the region, particularly in the Gatlinburg, TN area.  In 2015, Hurricane Matthew brought flooding to much of the Carolinas, and previous hurricanes have impacted natural areas in the same way. An ice storm in 2014 caused severe damage to timber in several Georgia counties.  There is no doubt weather plays a major role in forest health and productivity.  This webinar will cover the impacts of weather on climate and forest health and productivity, resistance and susceptibility to pests, and how we can better manage forests to deal with future weather-related issues.


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11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Evaluation of cultural ecosystem services using social media data

Presenter: Rebecca Hale, Idaho State University

Social media provides unique opportunities to understand how people experience their environments. We're using the Yahoo Flickr Creative Commons (YFCC) 100M dataset, which contains the metadata for 100 million Flickr images, to understand not only where people enjoy the environment, but why. We're using qualitative data analysis techniques as well as tools such as species distribution modeling to understand the social and ecological factors determining cultural ecosystem service provisioning. Cultural ecosystem services are the nonmaterial benefits that people receive from ecosystems, such as recreation, spiritual and cultural values, and sense of place. This presentation focuses on an assessment of cultural ecosystem services provided by Idaho’s many rivers. The long term goal of this work is to evaluate the utility of these data sources to help guide conservation decisions at the landscape scale.

About the presenter:
Rebecca Hale is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University. Trained as an ecosystem ecologist, her work sits at the interface of ecology, hydrology, geography, and history.

Copy and paste web address: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6332570529865166081?mc_cid=7d5b348ffe&mc_eid=c0a8339cbe to register for webinar.

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8:00 AM08:00

Webinar: Climate Change Considerations When Developing Updated Seed Zones

Link: http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/climate-change-considerations-when-developing-updated-seed-zones

·         Presenter: Aurelia Baca, Climate Specialist with the Eastern Threat Center-hosted USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH)

·         Presentation Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

·         Presentation Time: 11:00am EDT (8:00am PST)

·         Summary: Please join the USDA Forest Service Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics Resources team for its second discussion about what it will take to create seed zone guidelines to serve as tools for improved collaborations and partnership in the region.  Ms. Baca will deliver a lecture on the climate science factors that must be considered when developing updated seed zones for the southeastern US.  After the lecture, participants will share their own expertise and have further opportunities to get involved in the effort.

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to Apr 27

2017 Salmon Recovery Conference

Event Location: Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee WA

When salmon got listed, the state of Washington and many tribal nations supported the unprecedented establishment of regional salmon recovery organizations and lead entities, the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, and the Salmon Recovery Funding Board to guide locally driven salmon recovery. We continue to face an uphill battle for salmon recovery, made even steeper by increasing pressures from a growing human population and the impacts of climate change.

Registration: https://ee-portal.wwu.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=717


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3:00 PM15:00

Webinar: Using Drought Forecast to Improve Natural Resource Management

Using Drought Forecasts to Improve Natural Resource Management

Link: https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/webinar/DroughtForecasts-Palmer

·         Presenter: Richard Palmer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeast Climate Science Center

·         Presentation Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

·         Presentation Time: 3:00pm EDT (12:00pm PST)

·         Summary: Natural resource managers face increasing challenges in dealing with drought.  As competition for water increases between its various uses, our ability to forecast the onset and termination of drought becomes ever more important.  This is particularly true given forecasts of the increasing frequency and intensity of drought suggested by climate change models.  This talk with present a brief history of drought forecasting and its application in resource management.  Drought indicators currently in practice will be explored as well as emerging indicators.  Additionally, the fundamentals of drought planning will be reviewed, particularly the challenges of developing robust policies that work well when future conditions are difficult to predict.  The challenges in applying these forecasts associated with the forecast accuracy will be discussed, as will other limitations.  Finally, the potential for improving our ability to predict regional drought in the near future will be explored.


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12:00 PM12:00

Climate From the Field: Extension, Outreach, and Engagement

A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and the Climate Science Initiative, this webinar provides an overview of the USDA North Plains Climate Hub's working partnerships with Cooperative Extension at the 1862 land-grant universities throughout the region.


  • Windy Kelley - University of Wyoming - Extension Weather Variability and Agricultural Resiliency
  • Specialist, USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub Regional Extension Program Coordinator

Pre-registration not required. .  


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