The Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Program recently announced the availability of funding through two current Requests for Proposals for tribal projects that support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management planning. This funding supports tribes preparing for the impacts of extreme events and harmful environmental trends through planning that incorporates science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information. The first solicitation (BIA-1800-0002) is open to Federally recognized tribes and closes on July 2, 2018. The second solicitation (BIA-18-0001) is open to tribal organizations and closes on July 12, 2018. More detailed information about the funding is available on grants.gov and in this webinar.
In addition, Chas Jones (ATNI's tribal liaison at the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center) is available to discuss how this funding might be used for projects that address existing tribal priorities. This may be useful in identifying connections between climate change and natural resources, public health (cultural, spiritual, or physical), disaster preparedness, or other issues important to tribal resilience. He is also available to identify exisiting data, tools, or research initiatives that might be relevant to tribal priorities. Chas can be reached at (541) 750-1023 or at email@example.com.
The recently passed 2018 federal budget brought new names for the eight regional Climate Science Centers (CSCs) in our network, which are now called the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The U.S. Geological Survey's National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC), which manages the eight regional centers across the country, also has a new name - the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC). Although our names have changed, the mission of our network has not changed. We are still hard at work delivering science to help fish, wildlife, water, land and people adapat to a changing climate. These name changes more clearly connect the national and regional centers and emphasize our focus on natural resource adaptation needs.
Throughout our website, you will still find the Northwest Climate Science Center name being used, as we are currently in the process of transitioning to an updated website. Stay tuned for our updated Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center site!
The NW CASC is excited to announce our new Actionable Climate Science Skills-building Webinar Series. This webinar series is designed to help those engaged in climate science research better understand the range of approaches for developing actionable science. Each webinar will explore ways to support effective collaborations between scientific researchers and natural resources managers. Learn more about these webinars and register today!