November 9 & 10 – ANCHORAGE – ANILCA TRAINING presented by the Institute of the North will be held from 8am to 4:30pm at the UAF Cooperative Extension Service, 1675 C Street. Course content includes: Summary of Alaska’s land history from Territorial days through ANILCA to present. For registration and logistical questions, contact Kristina Baiborodova at 907-786-6360.
November 13 & 14 – HOMER – FIRE in a CHANGING CLIMATE FOR EDUCATORS. All educators are invited to attend the hands-on, interdisciplinary workshop, which introduces educators to wildland fire and climate change science; including fire ecology, fire behavior, FIREWISE, carbon cycling, climate modeling and scientific methods for investigating changes in climate. To sign up or for more info contact Alaskainsights@mtaonline.net.
November 14 – ANCHORAGE – ALASKA’S CHANGING CLIMATE: IMPACT, POLICY and ACTION FORUM will be held from 9am to 4pm in the UAA Student Union Cafeteria. The forum aims to move the conversation forward by: Examining present and expected impacts on Alaska’s physical and social environments as well as military investments; Learning about climate change strategies and lessons from other states; Learning from state policy makers, community leaders, and Alaska’s youth on current and future climate action plans; & Exploring how each one of us can participate in the conversation and take action. Free forum and parking. For more information, go to www.akcommonground.org.
GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION INITIATIVES are funded by the NORCROSS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION. The Norcross Wildlife Foundation provides support to local grassroots organizations throughout the United States that work to protect wild land. Priority is given to organizations that have difficulty raising the modest funds they need to do their critical work in the trenches of environmental conservation. Grants averaging $1,000 to $5,000 are primarily provided for program-related office and field equipment, and public education and outreach materials. The Foundation also provides no-interest loans to local organizations to help them acquire land they have prioritized for conservation. Applications for both grants and loans may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines. For more information, go to http://www.norcrosswildlife.org/grants-loans/grants/grant-policy/.
ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (ACF) is accepting applications for the RAPID RESPONSE GRANT PROGRAM. Rapid Response grants provide support for direct conservation action to address unforeseen opportunities or threats of statewide significance, leading to more robust environmental policy and enduring conservation impact. Rapid Response grants range from $2,500 to $10,000 for a project period of no more than six months. The Rapid Response Program accepts Letters of Inquiry on an ongoing basis through ACF’s online application system. For more information about the selection and eligibility criteria and how to submit an application, please go to http://alaskaconservation.org/grant-opportunities/rapid-response-2/.