Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Planning Course, Fort Hall, ID, April 26-28, 2016

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) will be offering a Climate Change Adaptation Planning course on April 26-28, in Fort Hall, ID. The course provides an introduction to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning. Since the course will focus on climate change impacts in the Great Basin, we especially encourage people from that region to attend.

Please see this document which includes the course description, application form, release form, travel and cancellation policy, and attendee expectations, and review all of the information carefully.

If you are interested in applying for this course, please fill out the application form and release form and fax them to our office. Space is limited, so please be sure to get your application in as soon as possible. ITEP will be paying lodging costs and reimbursing per diem for up to 22 tribal participants. All participants are responsible for their own transportation costs (airfare, taxis, shuttle service, mileage, etc.). Applications received by March 1, 2016, will have priority consideration.

Provide input now:
We would appreciate your input now, since we are early in the course planning process and want to shape the course to meet tribal needs. Your answers to the following questions would be helpful and can be sent to Nikki.cooley@nau.edu:

  1. What are your tribe’s concerns regarding climate change and its impacts?
  2. What are the biggest barriers and challenges for your tribe in moving forward with addressing climate change and planning for its impacts?
  3. Any suggestions you have for the training

Note: This training is being offered in collaboration with the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GBLCC) and with funding from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Climate Change Resources
Do you want some basic information about climate change, its impacts, and adaptation? Here are a few places to get started:

For questions, please contact:
Nikki Cooley, Diné
Program Coordinator, Sr.
Climate Change Program
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)
928/523-7046 (office)
928/523-1266 (fax)
Email: Nikki.cooley@nau.edu

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