Plan to join us in Gulf Shores, Alabama from March 29 – 31, 2022
for the second Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium.
- Researchers and managers working in the southeastern U.S., including the U.S. Caribbean, on climate impacts and adaptation for fish, wildlife, habitat, cultural resources.
- Decision makers and practitioners from state fish and wildlife agencies, federal organizations, Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations, NGOs.
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is pleased to announce three upcoming virtual listening sessions focused on climate change and Tribal Nations. The Department would like to ensure that the efforts and initiatives it develops to meet these priorities are shaped and designed based on feedback and information from across Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages. These listening sessions will inform DOI-wide and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-led efforts.Continue Reading
As climate change advances, communities across the United States are adapting to the increased threat of wildfires. Such disasters are expected to become more frequent and severe. In this lecture, Dr. Michael A. Méndez explores why it is crucial to understand how these events amplify existing inequalities, and how to lessen the resulting harms, in particular for the most stigmatized populations, such as undocumented Latino/a and Indigenous migrantsContinue Reading
Droughts are often categorized as ‘flash’ droughts when they develop or intensify in a matter of weeks (though defining flash droughts continues to be an area of active debate). The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are pleased to announce a series of three webinars to help climate professionals and operational service providers better understand this phenomenon, its defining characteristics and how it varies by region and season, its impacts on agricultural and other stakeholders, and the potential for improved monitoring, prediction, and planning/response tools (datasets, maps, etc.).
This webinar, the third in the series, will include the following presentations on emerging tools for flash drought monitoring and prediction from NOAA and other institutions:
Experimental Subseasonal Tools to Support Flash Drought Monitoring and Prediction at CPC – L. Gwen Chen, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Upcoming Product: Week-2 Flash Drought Forecasts – Brad Pugh, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Survey of Other Emerging Flash Drought Tools – Trent Ford, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Join us for the first webinar of a series which will focus on the Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) report, a new report written by a working group and convened by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes & Climate Change Program. STACC seeks to uplift and honor the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews; the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing; the solutions they are implementing; and ways that all of us can support Tribes in adapting to our changing world. Over 90 authors from different entities including the authors of 34 personal Tribal narratives contributed to the publication of the first STACC Report. It was written for diverse audiences including Tribal managers, leaders, and community members; the authors of future National Climate Assessments; federal and state agencies and decision makers; and non-governmental organizations. This first webinar will focus on introducing the Report and will give you a chance to hear from key authors of the Report.
We are pleased that our following relatives and colleagues will join us.
1) Ann Marie Chischilly, Esq., ITEP Director and Interim Vice President of the Office of Native American Affairs (ONAI) at Northern Arizona University
2) Dara Marks-Marino, WattTime, Environmental Justice Analyst, former ITEP team member and STACC Report Lead
3) Kyle Whyte, PhD – Professor of Environment & Sustainability & George Willis Pack Professor – University of Michigan and STACC Report Lead Author
4) Rachael Novak, BIA Tribal Resilience Coordinator, BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program (invited)
5) Coral Avery, Natural Resource Specialist-BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program and Tribal Youth & Climate Liaison, NW Climate Adaptation Science CenterContinue Reading
The Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report seeks to uplift and honor the voices of Indigenous peoples across the U.S. to increase understanding of Tribal lifeways, cultures, and worldviews,the climate change impacts Tribes are experiencing, the solutions they are implementing, and ways that all of us can support Tribes in adapting to the changing world.
This report was convened by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program and written by the STACC Working Group. Find out more information about the working group here.
Longleaf pine forest conservation and restoration are critical priorities for protecting threatened and endangered species, and can also benefit landowners interested in improving game habitat. Restoring and managing frequent-fire longleaf pine may also benefit water yield, or the quantity of rainfall that makes it into streams, rivers, and groundwater. This webinar will summarize evidence that fire-managed longleaf pine forests consume less water than other forest types in the southeast, and has potential to improve water yield in southeastern watersheds. Potential tradeoffs of longleaf pine management for water yield, such as reduced carbon sequestration, will be presented. Balancing carbon and water benefits will be discussed in the context of the latest available science on forest carbon and water, and the relative value of these important ecosystem services at local, national, and global scales.Continue Reading