Recently the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe withdrew as a cooperating agency in the environmental assessment of the Dakota Access Pipeline citing a lack of transparency and the fact that Energy Transfer continues to operate without a permit. A new NDN Collective report provides a comprehensive timeline of the controversial pipeline's legal and environmental violations. Read the Grist News Story here or go directly to the NDN Collective Report here.
Due to the war in Ukraine, US leaders are looking to advance energy opportunities like Wyoming Senator Barrasso advocating for domestic uranium mining. Yet, there are serious concerns about the impact on tribal lands and tribal communities near these facilities. This Guardian story highlights the issue and describes the potential legacies of these policies. Or read about the only active uranium mill in the US at White Mesa (Ute Mountain Ute Tribe) from this High Country News story.
The American Prairie Reserve in central Montana gets approval to graze bison. This AP News article details the current controversy between state officials, federal officials, and efforts to rewild the grasslands of Montana.
SW CASC 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). 
United South & Eastern Tribes (USET) are Hiring
Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison
Climate Graduate Intern
Climate Intern
Indigenous Just Transition Program Associate
The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is seeking an energetic Program Associate to join their Indigenous Just Transition program. The Program Associate will play a crucial role in the development and launch of this innovative program.  
Public Lands Specialist
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is looking to hire a Public Lands Specialist to serve as the primary nexus between the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, and other federal agencies for the advancement and realization of the collaborative management relationship at the Bears Ears National Monument.  
Community-Based Facilitator 
The Buffalo Nations Grasslands Alliance (BNGA) is seeking to contract a community-based facilitator to assist with community engagement towards co-creating BNGA’s activities and communications approach.
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.
Database Specialist
Program Officer


Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund
Up to $2.5 million available for two purposes. 1. Adaptation implementation projects that apply innovative approaches to conservation actions designed to help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change. 2. Adaptation mainstreaming projects that work to facilitate the conditions necessary to increase the uptake of an adaptation approach with known benefits. Due April 8.
EPA Environmental Information Exchange Grant
 States, tribes, inter-tribal consortia, and territories are invited to submit applications with a goal(s) supporting the three funding areas. Assistance agreement applicants can apply under one, or multiple, of the three FY22 funding areas listed below within a single application. Applicants should note that all three EN funding areas are of equal priority and that there is no preference given for applications that support more than one. Due May 1, 2022, max $400,000 per applicant.
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.
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.

Network for Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund
They invite partnerships led by Indigenous peoples, organizations, and communities working to advance Indigenous landscape conservation priorities to apply. Indigenous-led Partnerships may focus wholly on sovereign tribal lands and/or on conserving Indigenous interests, territories, and rights across a broader landscape. Due April 22, max $335,000.

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.

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.


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. 
North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center Climate Solutions Days 
Join the NC CASC in an à la carte offering of presentations, workshops and trainings scheduled throughout the week where scientists and practitioners will share insights on climate change impacts from findings in the North Central region. Themes woven into panel presentations, working groups, listening sessions, trainings and tools include: Climate Impacts and Adaptation in the North Central Region; Science Tools & Applications; Tribal Partnerships in Climate Adaptation; Future of Fire; Grasslands Synthesis Project; Science Communication; and Stakeholder Needs and Outreach. Learn more and register hereApril 19-22, 2022.
NC CASC Tribal Partnerships Webinar
This session of the Climate Solutions Days will highlight ways tribal resource managers partner with the NC CASC to address climate impacts. 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.
National Tribal Forum on Air Quality
The National Tribal Forum on Air Quality (NTFAQ) aims to support tribal programs by fostering information-sharing and networking opportunities that are focused on building tribal capacity in air quality management. The event’s agenda is driven by tribal input and priorities, with a focus on increasing tribal engagement in air quality initiatives that are relevant to tribal communities across the nation. Pre-register hereMay 2-5, 2022. Tulsa, OK.
The NC CASC is 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. The NC CASC is a partnership between the 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 organizations. 
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