NPLCC Funding Annoucement #1
The NPLCC, Alaska Climate Science Center, and the NW Climate Science Center will jointly fund projects that support the development of climate change science and information relevant to the adaptation and management of subsistence/cultural resources. Funding Announcement #1 provides descriptions of eligible projects and application details. This action is included in the NPLCC Science/TEK Strategy Implementation Plan as Focused Activity #5. Applications are due to email@example.com on 5/9/13 by 5:00 p.m. PDT.
NPLCC Funding Annoucement #2
The NPLCC has also released a second funding opportunity, Funding Announcement #2, for 4 additional actions. These actions are included in the NPLCC Science/TEK Strategy Implementation Plan under Focused Activities 2 and 4. Descriptions of eligible projects and application details are included in this second funding announcement. Applications are due to firstname.lastname@example.org on 5/6/13 by 5:00 p.m. PDT.
NPLCC Science/TEK Strategy Implementation Plan
The NPLCC is pleased to share the new four-year Implementation Plan for the Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Strategy, 2013-2016 that was adopted by the Steering Committee during their last meeting on March 22, 2013.
New NPLCC Report
The report prepared by National Wildlife Federation, Advancing Landscape-Scale Conservation – An Assessment of Climate Change-Related Challenges, Needs, and Opportunities for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, is now available. Funded by the NPLCC in 2011, National Wildlife Federation hosted 13 web-based focus groups and three in-person workshops between September 2011 and June 2013. Information in this report and collected from approximately 195 participants was used by the NPLCC during development of the Science/TEK Strategy.
Draft 2013 National Climate Assessment
Listen and watch Dr. Amy Snover present key findings from the Northwest Region's draft National Climate Assessment Report. Dr. Snover, Director of the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, serves as a co-convening lead author of the draft 2013 National Climate Assessment’s Northwest Chapter along with Philip Mote, PhD, Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute.
Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report Released for Public Review
A 60-person Federal Advisory Committee (The "National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee" or NCADAC) has overseen the development of this draft climate report. The NCADAC has engaged more than 240 authors in the creation of the report. To simply access and read the draft report, please download the chapters at this link. However, if you would like to submit comments on the report as part of the public process, you will need to enter the “review and comment system" and register with your name and e-mail address and agree to the terms. All comments must be submitted through the review and comment system.
The NPLCC Adopts a Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Strategy
After a highly successful process, the NPLCC has adopted a four year Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (S-TEK) Strategy. The S-TEK Strategy provides overall direction and guidance for activities related to landscape-level conservation and sustainable resource management for the NPLCC. You can read the S-TEK Strategy here and find supplemental information about the strategy here.
NPLCC Recognized for using Traditional Ecological Knowledge
The NPLCC was highlighted in the recent Fall 2012 edition on the Alaska LCC Newsletter. The article focuses on how the NPLCC is incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into their work. In 2012, the NPLCC funded seven TEK pilot projects to better understand climate change impacts on tribes and how to share TEK. The article also described the NPLCC’s use of TEK in developing their four year Science and TEK Strategy. Read the article here.
Steering Committee Meeting
The NPLCC held a successful Steering Committee meeting on August 29th and 30th. The meeting was held in Seattle and focused on:
- Informing Steering Committee members about progress and products of NPLCC activities and funded projects.
- Learning about how the NPLCC partner organizations are addressing climate science and management, and
- Reviewing, discussing, and making decisions on the NPLCC strategic plan framework, Science/TEK strategy, and communications strategy.
Materials, notes, and presentations from this meeting can be found here.
The NPLCC Funds Seven New Research Projects
The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) is pleased to announce the award of over $300,000 to seven projects that address using Traditional Ecological Knowledge, where appropriate, to help inform natural and cultural resource management. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided funds to the NPLCC for these projects. Two of the projects are co-sponsored by the Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC).