Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
15-17 February 2016
The Conference will involve planners from across Canada’s north, integrated resource managers, northern economic and social experts and aboriginal, territorial, provincial and federal government representatives. The intent is to share, learn, build capacity and establish a northern planning network. The North is changing – climate change, settlement of land claims, northern co-management and governance, access and global demand of the North’s natural resources and the opening of the northwest passage are all contributing to what is being defined as the ‘New North’.
Abstracts are due Monday, Nov. 23.
(Just a 250 word (max) summary of your poster or presentation.) – More info
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Wednesday Nov. 4
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) represents the mapped surface waters of the United States. In Alaska the NHD is outdated (originally mapped from 1940’s era imagery), contains a variety of errors and needs to be updated to meet modern management needs. An ambitious collaborative effort led by federal, state and local entities is addressing this need and updating surface water mapping throughout Alaska.
This discussion will explore the work being done across the state.
- Mary Smith Conference Room in the Regional Office
- Room 110 Library in Fairbanks
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For those who were able or unable to attend ACCAP’s Oct 21st permafrost forecasting listening session, the recording and ppt slides and other information has all been posted online: https://accap.uaf.edu/permafrost_forecasting.
Particularly pertinent to partners of the NWB LCC!
Seize this opportunity to participate in the Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy’s flagship course, Managing by Network.
Become fluent in 22 professional competencies for partnership and community collaboration. Join us for a series of 18 online seminars designed for Federal Employees. We meet every two weeks, from January to September.
Learn the principles and practices of Managing by Network through peer-learning, case studies, small group challenges, instruction and facilitated discussion. Participants are invited to take an active role in webinar discussions and apply course content to their current responsibilities.
Strengthen formal and informal partnerships and foster stakeholder engagement. Acquire knowledge and build skills with your interagency peers.
Managing by Network is cohosted by the BLM, USFS, USFWS and DOI CADR.
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Gayathri Vaidyanathan, E&E reporter
Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The boreal forests of North America and Eurasia are storing less carbon than assumed by scientists, finds a new study in Nature Climate Change.
The culprit: wildfires.
In the past few decades, a part of interior Alaska called the Yukon Flats has been catching on fire more frequently than at any time in the past 10,000 years. Scientists unearthed the fire history for the region by studying the charcoal deposits from the beds of 14 lakes.
Using that data, the study suggests scientists could be substantially overestimating the amount of CO2 that boreal forests have been absorbing in recent years. Scientists estimate that boreal forests absorbed roughly 0.4 petagram of carbon every year in recent years.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Speaker: Brendan Rogers, Woods Hole Research Center
Wildfires are on the minds of many who work in the boreal forests of western North America. Fire frequency and severity has been increasing, a trend which was on full display these last two summers. In addition to the myriad of impacts on ecosystems and society, fires influence regional and even global climate. Deep burning into duff can release large amounts of greenhouse gases and carbonaceous aerosols. Fires also tend to increase surface albedo in the winter and spring for many decades because of increased snow exposure. This cools the local atmosphere and counteracts the positive biogeochemical forcings.
These webinars for tribes and 638 eligible tribal organizations (including tribal colleges) will highlight the funding process for the Bureau of Indian Affair’s (BIA) award categories: climate adaptation, ocean and coastal planning, and youth internships.
The webinars are being offered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University.
Topic: Overview of BIA’s Tribal Climate Adaptation Awards Process
Dates: October 20 and November 10, 2015 Continue reading
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) represents the mapped surface waters of the United States. In Alaska the NHD is outdated (originally mapped from 1940’s era imagery), contains a variety of errors and needs to be updated to meet modern management needs. AK Hydro is an ambitious collaborative effort led by federal, state and local entities, addressing this need and updating surface water mapping. Originally focused on Southeast Alaska, the Alaska and Northwest Canada LCCs’ funding expanded this project throughout Alaska.
This discussion will explore the work being done across the state and the progress made since the AK Hydrography Coordinator position was established. Learn how you can be involved in this important partnership.
Wednesday, September 23; 12-1pm AKT
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring projects that explore and better define the concept of resilient landscapes, especially considering changing climates.
The goal of this proposal solicitation is to stimulate innovative thinking and generate new ideas and concepts that could help fire, fuels, and resource managers better understand how to develop measureable objectives leading to more resilient landscapes.
Open now; closes November 13.
More information at the JFSP website.