Climate in the North Area Techincal Report

BCSSA4Climate patterns, trends, and projections for the Omineca, Skeena, and Natural Resource Regions, British Columbia. It summarizes historical climate, current climate change, and future projections by FLNRO district and region in the North Area using cleaned data from Environment (and Climate Change) Canada and modelled data from ClimateBC.

Technical Report 97

2016

Available for download at: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/

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Open Position – Climate Change Coordinator, Bureau of Indian Affairs

bia-bureau-indian-affairs-logoOpen now, closes September 2, 2016

The position works for the BIA Office of Trust Services but responsibilities and support goes well beyond BIA Trust.  There’s a lot of work with other BIA offices, DOI Bureaus, BIA and Indian Affairs Divisions, interagency federal partners, and non-governmental organization partners.

The Tribal Climate Resilience program supports tribal and BIA managers to integrate climate considerations at the project level. We don’t implement anything. Our climate information funding supports tribal level planning, critical climate information and projections, and decision support tools for managers to enable them to leverage their program’s existing projects budget to improve climate resilience. Look at the BIA Greenbook for a high level overview or our website http://www.indianaffairs.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/climatechange/index.htm.

For more information visit usajobs.gov.

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Creating bigger, better and more joined-up habitat networks

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new ‘route planner’ tool that could help conservationists aid the movement of species as they adapt to a changing climate.

Read more at Science Daily.

Read the journal article.

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2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science

wf1Applications due September, 2016

Wilburforce Foundation, in partnership with COMPASS, is now accepting applications for the 2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science. The Fellowship is a year-long program providing leadership and science communication training, along with coaching and support, to conservation scientists from a wide range of affiliations, career stages, and disciplines.

The fellowship is open to 20 scientists from universities, NGOs, agencies, and other institutions, who work in a relevant field of conservation biology, ecology, environmental economics, or traditional ecological knowledge in Wilburforce’s Priority Regions. The aim is to bring together a diverse network of researchers – young to senior scientists, from a range of backgrounds – to form a continuing community of mutual support and inspiration.

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Webinar – Assessing Cultural Resource Vulnerability to Climate Change (Hosted by North Pacific LCC)

NPLCCDoes your work involve preserving cultural resources in a changing climate? Do you work in or partner with National Parks? Join us for: Assessing Cultural Resource Vulnerability to Climate Change with presenters from Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

Tuesday, August 23, 12:30-1:30 PM (Alaska Time)

REGISTER HERE

Climate change remains one of the biggest threats to cultural resources in America’s national parks. At Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO) climate change threats to cultural resources include response-driven fluvial channel migration, glacial outburst floods, and melting ice patches. Previous monitoring of cultural resources within the park demonstrates the vulnerability of cultural resources to climate change threats; however, no formal monitoring or vulnerability assessment strategy has been created to prevent the destruction or disappearance of these fragile and irreplaceable materials. Continue reading

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Special Call for Synthesis Research Proposals – State of Alaska’s Salmon and People

NCEAS-Stacked-4C_1Proposals due September 20, 2016

State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP)

Since 1995, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) has been advancing the state of ecologicNII-Logo-Transparental and environmental knowledge through synthetic and collaborative research that aims to discover general patterns and principles based on existing data. The premise at NCEAS is that many decades of data have been collected that can be synthesized to produce novel insights into important scientific and societal issues, and that the expertise and information resources necessary to accomplish these syntheses are latent but distributed throughout the science community.

Together, NCEAS and Nautilus Impact Investing are leading a synthesis of the state of knowledge of Alaska’s Salmon and People ­ further details of SASAP are available on the project website: alaskasalmonandpeople.org.

For more information about the request for proposals, click here.

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Employment Opportunity (2 positions: Portland & Seattle) – Forest Monitoring Statistician, US Forest Service

forestservicelogoApplications due by August 29, 2016.

The Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program anticipates advertising a Statistician position, GS-1530-11/12/13 located in Portland, Oregon.  A second position is open in Seattle Washington. These are full-time permanent positions with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Work Unit, one of four FIA Units across the country that comprises the national Forest Inventory and Analysis program.

The FIA program is charged with conducting a nationally-consistent strategic annual forest inventory of the United States and its territories. The PNW-FIA program studies forest status and trends in Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands. Research goals include producing innovative and broadly applicable approaches to understand the dynamics of a changing natural resource base, determining renewable resource conditions and quantities, analyzing management and disturbance impacts on ecosystem conditions and trends, identifying resource management opportunities, and improving efficiency, effectiveness, and accuracy of forest resource assessment methods (http://fia.fs.fed.us/). Research results are widely used by public agencies, private companies and organizations to make informed natural resource decisions and policies.

Click for more information about the positions and how to apply.

Portland, Oregon

Seattle, Washington

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Shining a G-LiHT on an Alaskan Forest: Image of the Day

Interesting article and images from our partnest at NASA and the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE). Click here to see more.

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Interpreting Climate Change Course, September 13-15

National Park Service LogoThis course is aimed at interpretation, education, and communication personnel, but is open to all career fields.

The course provides an overview of the practical knowledge and skills needed to develop effective, engaging climate change programming for both natural and cultural sites. Participants will consider a range of engagement techniques such as facilitated dialogue, skills for dealing with controversy, and presenting multiple perspectives.

There is no tuition to attend, and the course is open to both NPS and non-NPS sources, contingent on availability. Seats will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early registration is highly encouraged. The deadline to apply is August 15.

Full course details and registration instructions can be found here.

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NOAA Announces New Products for Considering Climate in Coastal Conservation

2000px-NOAA_logo.svgclimate change is altering coastal environments and how conservation is approached. To address this challenge, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has produced a new Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation, along with a companion How to Consider Climate Change in Coastal Conservation self-guided online resource.

These products are now live on NOAA’s Digital Coast under “Training” and will soon be found on the Green Infrastructure topics page. Together, these products help practitioners evaluate how their conservation efforts can endure amid changing conditions, placing communities and natural environments in the best position to adapt.

The Guide does this by describing a stepwise approach to considering climate change in coastal conservation planning, with links to relevant tools, information and other resources. The steps should be familiar to those already practicing strategic conservation planning, but unlike other guides, these new products specifically focus on climate and habitat considerations of the coastal environment.

The How-To offers brief instruction on each step from the Guide and provides quick access to the most applicable tools when working through each step. This interactive online resource allows users to dive into whichever stage of the process is most relevant to them. It will be updated periodically with new resources.

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