Drought in the Northern Plains continues to worsen, and widespread impacts are being felt, including impacts on tribal lands in the region. In order to provide up-to-date information on the drought and its impacts, and associated resources for tribal nations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are partnering to host a drought webinar series this summer specifically for the tribal nations in the Northern Plains.
Please join us for the third Northern Plains Drought Update & Outlook Tribal Webinar on Tuesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT. This webinar will be focused on the impacts of drought on fish and wildlife in the Upper Missouri River Basin, and resources that are available from federal agencies for tribal nations to address these issues. The webinar will also include an update on the current drought and outlook information.
This webinar is organized in partnership by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC), NOAA NCEI Regional Climate Services, High Plains Regional Climate Center, and the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub.
Webinar Topics & Speakers
- Current Drought Conditions and Outlook: Doug Kluck, NOAA Regional Climate Services
- Recent Drought Impacts on Fish and Wildlife: Dennis Longknife, Fort Belknap Indian Community
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Drought Resources: Melissa Castiano, Mountain-Prairie Region
- NIDIS Coping with Drought: Tribal Drought Resilience Grants: Britt Parker, NOAA/NIDIS
- Open Discussion: Moderated by Stefan Tangen, North Central CASC