Relevant Headlines
'It's a Powerful Feeling': the Indigenous American tribe helping to bring back buffalo
The Rosebud Sioux nation aims to build the largest Indigenous-owned herd to help food security and restore the land
By Matt Krupnick, the Guardian
Heinert to Leave Senate After 2022, Work on Saving Buffalo Native Culture
Heinert to lead the InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC) after leaving the South Dakota State Senate

By: Cory Allen Heidelberger, Dakota Free Press
How One Native American Tribe is Battling for Control Over Flaring
Fort Berthold walks a tightrope for economic development, even though it's harmful to the environment and climate

By: Isaac Stone Simonelli, Maya Leachman, & Andrew Onodera, Inside Climate News
Time is running out to adapt to climate change, new IPCC report says
Region by region, the analysis describes "widespread, pervasive impacts" to ecosystems, people, settlements, and infrastructure
By: Joseph Winters and Lina Tran, Grist
Megadrought likely to continue in Western Colorado and across the West for years, scientists say
The American West is currently the driest it's been in 1,200 years, a new study found
By: Conrad Swanson, The Denver Post
Southwest Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the SW CASC are seeking a new Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison! This full-time, professional position will provide direct extension support to tribes and tribal colleges & universities located in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, the states comprising the service area of the Department of the Interior Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC), located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. The deadline is April 1st.
Program Associate and Program Manager, COMPASS
Either position would be a great opportunity for someone interested in science policy and communication and is passionate about building partnerships with diverse scientist leaders and stakeholders to elevate and co-create equitable solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss. The announcement closes March 6.
First Nations Development Institute is hiring
First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through direct financial grants, technical assistance & training, and advocacy & policy.
Program Officer
Program Associate
Career Opportunities with Intertribal Agricultural Council
Multiple positions are currently open with IAC
-Tribal Ag Policy Internship
-Policy Assistant
-Natural Resources Management Specialist
-International Marketing Specialist


Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) 
$225 million is available nationally for projects that address natural resource issues on agricultural land. This year’s funding includes updates that encourage projects to address climate change, benefit historically underserved farmers, and support urban agriculture. Applications Due: April 13, 2022. Learn more and apply here.
National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program
 The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce that it is currently soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP). MAP is a national, competitive grant program that provides federal funds for on-the-ground projects benefiting America's National Forests and Grasslands. Application Deadlines: Round 1 - January 12, 2022 and Round 2 - June 22, 2022.  For more information and to apply, click here.
USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area. Open to Federally recognized tribes, check your state for specific details on size eligibility or contact your local office for more information.
USDA Community Forest Open Space Conservation Program
Competitive grant program for local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes to apply for grants to establish community forests through fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. 
Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities
Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities pilot projects must focus on the on-farm, on-ranch or forest production of climate-smart commodities and associated reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and/or carbon sequestration. First funding pool for large scale projects ($5M-$100M) due April 8. Second funding pool ($250K-$4.9M) due May 27. Click here for more info.
EPA Multipurpose Grant
EPA is pleased to announce the availability of funding for the FY 2021 Multipurpose Grant (MPG) program for States and Tribes. Multipurpose funds are intended to be used at state and tribal discretion, for high-priority activities to complement activities funded under established environmental statutes. 
Disaster Supplemental Grants
The Economic Development Administration announces funding for communities implementing recovery strategies to address challenges from natural disasters occuring in 2018, as well as tornadoes and floods in 2019. Applications accepted on a continuing basis.

The Water Research Foundation Funding
The Tailored Collaboration (TC) Program is a matching program designed to support utility-specific/regional issues. It provides an opportunity for subscribing utilities to partner with WRF in regional research projects or projects that address issues of interest to a significant subgroup of WRF subscribers. The program receives 20% of WRF’s allocated budget each year. Pre-proposals are due by 5:00 pm ET on June 6, 2022.


Great Plains Regional Conference
The 2022 Great Plains Regional Conference of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society will be held in Deadwood, SD on April 6-7
Upper Missouri River Basin Drought and Human Health Workshop
Held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. The workshop is tailored around regional drought-related human health impacts and will help identify gaps and needs, collaborative opportunities, and ways to integrate the health sector into existing drought activities. The geographic focus of this workshop in the Upper Missouri River Basin includes Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. April 12-13, 2022. 
NC CASC Tribal Partnerships Webinar
This session will highlight ways tribal resource managers partner with the NC CASC to address climate impacts and address climate change. We will highlight 3 very different projects and discuss how other tribal resource managers can partner with the NC CASC in the future. April 20, 2 pm MT/ 3 pm CT.
12th Annual National  Tribal GIS Conference
This year's theme "Geospatial Resilience in Indian Country" aims to showcase how tribal communities use various technologies as supporting tools to identify issues and solutions of the past, present and future. Presentation titles and description/abstract submissions will be accepted until Friday, April 1. All presenters will receive complimentary registration, coupon codes listed on the registration site. Submissions and questions may be sent to April 25-29, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, NM.
The most updated State Climate Summaries were recently released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These provide new and improved summaries for each state with up-to-date information on observed changes in climate, both long-term trends and extreme weather events. Find your state here.
In Case You Missed It...

Soil Moisture 101: What It Means and How It's Measured

The first webinar, "Soil Moisture 101: What It Means and How It's Measured," was held on February 22, 2022. This webinar provided an overview of soil moisture monitoring and interpretation, including a review of the three main techniques for estimating soil moisture conditions: in situ ground-based systems, satellite measurements, and land surface model outputs.
NC CASC is a part of the National Climate Adaptation Science Center and one of eight regional climate centers created to help meet the changing needs of land and managers across the country. NC CASC is a partnership between US Geological Survey and CU Boulder, created to foster both innovative and applied research, in support of natural resource management to address the needs of tribes and tribal organization. 
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