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Date Subject Title Location Website
4/22/2014 NOAA Climate.gov: An Audience-Focused Approach to Public Communication Webinar https://accap.uaf.edu/?q=node/1057

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM AKDT Speaker: David Herring, Director of Communications & Education, NOAA Climate Program Office Americans’ health, security, and economic well-being are closely linked to climate and weather. People want and need information to help them make decisions on how to manage climate-related risks and opportunities they face. How can we balance our interests in tailoring our online communications to particular audiences with our needs to collaborate and integrate our climate data and information into a cohesive, contextualized presentation?

4/24/2014 Skagit County Flood Risk in a Changing Climate: Community Open House Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn (formerly known as The Cotton Tree), 2300 Market Street, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 http://www.skagitclimatescience.org/

4:30-7:30pm - Sponsored by the Skagit Climate Science Consortium (SC2) - a group of research scientists from universities and federal, municipal, and tribal governments and agencies working in the Skagit Basin. SC2 seeks to understand how the landscape, plants, animals and people may be affected by changes in the patterns of rain, snow, temperature, storms and tides. To ensure adequate space and refreshments, please RSVP to cmacilroy@gmail.com by April 10.

4/24/2014 Tribal Climate Change Webinar Series: Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries in the Pacific Northwest Webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8799004886182461442

April 24, 2014, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. PDT This spring, a collaboration between the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University, the PNW Tribal Climate Change Project at the University of Oregon, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative is resulting in a series of webinars exploring climate change in the Pacific Northwest and the impacts facing tribes in the region. Topic areas for the webinars include marine issues, fisheries, forests, and invasive species and pests. Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. This webinar will provide highlights of current science about climate change impacts on fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, and a discussion of the implications of these impacts for tribes. Presenters: Tim Beechie, Supervisory Research Fish Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Kyle Dittmer, Hydrologist-Meteorologist, Portland Main Office, Fisheries Management, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8799004886182461442 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

4/24/2014 Webinar Series to Address Climate Change Impacts in Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture Webinar http://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/events/natural-resources-and-agriculture-webinar

April 24, 2014 10:00AM to 11:30PM (Pacific Time) Current climate change impacts are felt first in our natural world, and the challenges to protecting those natural resources are shared across all of Indian Country. Hearing from federal agencies that support tribal natural resource development and protection with their assessment of climate change impacts will give Tribes a broad understanding of those challenges and efforts to mitigate impacts and promote more resilient natural systems. Visit link for more info and to register.

4/24/2014 Human-Induced Climate Change and Projections for the Future Webinar https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=dHFzMWw1azByamtmbTZwYnNrYWcwNjM5OGMgbm9hYS5nb3ZfNDk0NDMyMzQzNjMzMzJAcmVzb3VyY2UuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&sf=true&output=xml

11am-Noon (Pacific Time). Conclusions from the recently completed assessment of the science of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change will be reviewed. OneNOAA webinar. Visit link to learn more and to register.

4/30/2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Seattle, WA http://www.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/

The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is the largest most comprehensive event of its kind in the region. The purpose of the conference is to assemble scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community/business leaders, policy makers, educators and students to present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, and to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea Ecosystem. To accomplish its purpose, the conference will feature plenary sessions with keynote speakers, concurrent sessions featuring oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, frequent opportunities for informal networking, and related off-program events. arrow www.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/

5/1/2014 Webinar Series to Address Climate Change Impacts in Indian Country: Communities: Human Health and Community Development Webinar http://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/events/communities-human-health-and-community-development-webinar

May 1, 2014 10:00AM to 11:30AM (Pacific Time) The multi-agency Sustainable Communities program is one of many designed to support state, local, and tribal governments in planning activities to develop their communities in more environmentally and economically sustainable ways. Developing more sustainable communities is important to our national goals of strengthening our economy, creating good jobs now while providing a foundation for lasting prosperity, using energy more efficiently to secure energy independence, and protecting our natural environment and human health. Webinar attendees will learn about other programs federal agencies have in place to help local communities with climate change impact assessments, mitigation, and adaption. Visit link for more information and to register.

5/6/2014 NCTC Course: Scenario Planning Toward Climate Change Adaptation http://nctc.fws.gov/NCTCWeb/catalog/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseCodeLong=FWS-ALC3194

Scenario planning is a valuable decision support method for integrating irreducible and uncontrollable uncertainties into climate change adaptation and other planning in natural resource management. This course will provide participants with the skills needed to assess the appropriateness of scenario planning for their needs, and identify the resources and expertise needed to conduct a scenario planning exercise that will meet established objectives.

5/12/2014 Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Anacortes, WA http://www4.nau.edu/itep/conferences/confr_ntf.asp

From May 12th-15th in Anacortes, Washington, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals is hosting a Climate Changed Adaptation Planning course and Forum. An optional course will be held on May 12th to provide an introduction to planning for climate change impacts, with examples of tribes that have been going through the adaptation planning process. Following the training on May 13th-15th, a National Tribal Forum on Air Quality will take place for attendees to to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, funding, and technical topics in air quality. These trainings are intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning.

5/15/2014 Conservation Planning Atlas Introduction & E-Forum Webinar https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?ED=251468152&RG=1

May 15, 2014, 10am-1130am (Pacific Time) - The NPLCC is ready to launch our Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA), a data discovery, visualization, and analytical platform for stakeholders throughout the NPLCC area. We would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar and e-forum to learn more about the CPA and provide immediate feedback on how we can improve this tool. The webinar, led by NPLCC Data Coordinator, Tom Miewald, will take place on Wednesday May 15th from 10am-1130am Pacific Time. Please join us in the launch of this new tool. Register here: https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?ED=251468152&RG=1

5/18/2014 US-IALE Annual Symposium - "Cumulative Impacts and Landscape Initiatives: A Sustainability Check During Climate Change" Anchorage, Alaska http://usiale.org/anchorage2014/workshops

The organizing committee of the 29th Annual Symposium of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecologists invites you to the 2014 Annual Symposium to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, May 18-22, 2014. This will be the first time Alaska has been the host of a US-IALE Symposium and we hope you'll join us and experience our diverse landscape. Alaska is the land of extremes and has a unique cultural component to their landscapes.

5/21/2014 PNW Tribal Climate Change Network Conference Call https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/743922117

10am, Pacific time Call-in #: 1-888-858-2144 Pass code: 5064716 Meeting ID: 743-922-117 Organization website: http://tribalclimate.uoregon.edu/

5/21/2014 Tribal Climate Change Webinar Series: Climate Change and Marine Issues in the Pacific Northwest Webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2912992587854635521

May 21, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PDT This spring, a collaboration between the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University, the PNW Tribal Climate Change Project at the University of Oregon, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative is resulting in a series of webinars exploring climate change in the Pacific Northwest and the impacts facing tribes in the region. Topic areas for the webinars include marine issues, fisheries, forests, and invasive species and pests. Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. This webinar will provide highlights of current science about climate change and sea level rise, ocean acidification, and effects of rising water temperature on disease processes, and a discussion of the implications of these impacts for tribes. Presenters Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Olympic Peninsula, Washington Sea Grant Jan Newton, Senior Principal Oceanographer and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Oceanography, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington Paul Hershberger, Field Station Leader and Research Fisheries Biologist, Marrowstone Marine Field Station, U.S. Geological Survey Paul Williams, Fisheries Biologist, Suquamish Tribe Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2912992587854635521 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

5/27/2014 Tribal Climate Change Webinar Series: Climate Change and Invasive Species and Pests in the Pacific Northwest Webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8612229747059724034

May 27, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. PDT This spring, a collaboration between the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University, the PNW Tribal Climate Change Project at the University of Oregon, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative is resulting in a series of webinars exploring climate change in the Pacific Northwest and the impacts facing tribes in the region. Topic areas for the webinars include marine issues, fisheries, forests, and invasive species and pests. Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. This webinar will provide highlights of current science about climate change and invasive species and pests in forest ecosystems and in freshwater ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. Jeffrey Hicke, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Idaho Julian Olden, Associate Professor, Department of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8612229747059724034 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

6/4/2014 Tribal Climate Change Webinar Series: Climate Change Impacts on Forests in the Pacific Northwest Webinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4194950578144548353

June 4, 2014, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. PDT This spring, a collaboration between the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University, the PNW Tribal Climate Change Project at the University of Oregon, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative is resulting in a series of webinars exploring climate change in the Pacific Northwest and the impacts facing tribes in the region. Topic areas for the webinars include marine issues, fisheries, forests, and invasive species and pests. Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. This webinar will provide highlights of current science about climate change impacts on forests in the Pacific Northwest, and a discussion of the implications of these impacts for tribes. Presenters: David Peterson, Team Leader for the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station Frank Lake, Research Ecologist, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4194950578144548353 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

7/13/2014 North America Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) Meeting Missoula, MT http://www.xcdsystem.com/scbna/website/

The Society for Conservation Biology North America Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) is recognized as the most important meeting for conservation professionals and students working in North America. The biennial NACCB provides a forum for presenting and discussing new research and developments in conservation science and practice for addressing today's conservation challenges. In addition, these conferences connect our regional community of conservation professionals and serve as a major networking outlet for people interested in North America conservation.

7/21/2014 First Stewards 2014 Symposium National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C. - 4th St & Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560 http://www.firststewards.org/2014-symposium.html

United Indigenous Voices Address Sustainability: Climate Change & Traditional Places - visit website for more information.

7/28/2014 Addressing Climate-related Uncertainty for Natural Resource Management Anchorage, AK http://pcjv.org/pdfs/Course%20Announcement_AddressingClimate-related%20Uncertainty_2014.pdf

This course provides participants with a foundation in structured decision making in the context of natural resource management problems addressing climate-related uncertainty. It will illustrate applications to water resource management, mitigation and endangered species decisions.

8/10/2014 2014 ESA Annual Meeting Sacramento, California http://esa.org/am/

Meeting Theme “From Oceans to Mountains: It’s All Ecology” -- That’s right! Ecology is everywhere. Whether we are exploring the depths of the ocean, arid desert communities, or frigid mountaintops, we find abundant ecological interaction among organisms and environment. Our theme emphasizes the inherent ecological diversity of the state, fitting well between the theme of the 98th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting’s emphasis on learning from the past and the 100th Annual Meeting in 2015 which will develop a blueprint to shape the future.

10/23/2014 Large Landscape Conference Final location is not confirmed yet but is expected to be the Ronald Reagan Conference Center in Washington, D.C

5/12/2015 2nd National Adaptation Forum St. Louis, Missouri Coming Soon

We are pleased to announce the 2nd National Adaptation Forum will be held at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO. This venue will provide us with ample space to accommodate our many adaptation partners for Symposia, Trainings, Working Groups, Exhibits, a Poster Session and Reception. It is centrally located with easy access to public transportation (MetroLink) to and from the airport. We are also pleased to share the new National Adaptation Forum website will up and running the first week of April. Stay tuned, we will provide you with updates as they develop.