Each year, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies recognizes outstanding efforts to increase resilience to America’s natural resources at the Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards (CALA). This program accepts a wide variety of nominations and presents awards to individuals, agencies, businesses, and other organizations with well-deserved recognition and gratitude for the important work that they have accomplished in increasing the resilience of America’s valuable living natural resources. These outstanding entities work hard every day to advance adaptation of the nation’s vital natural resources in a changing world.
We are elated for our partners at the United South and Eastern Tribes in the Office of Environmental Resource Management and on the Communications Team who were awarded with a Climate Adaptation Leadership Award in the Tribal Category. This team has worked on behalf of their Tribal member nations to create Tribal Climate Resilience Camps, a Tribal Climate Newsletter, and Climate Writing Retreats, among other important efforts to equip their stakeholders with the information, resources, and training necessary to advance the capacity of their conservation work.
SE CASC Tribal Liasion, Casey Thornbrugh accepted the award on behalf of USET at the virtual Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards Ceremony on September 9, 2020. SE CASC Assistant University Director, Aranzazu Lascurain recorded a congratulatory video applauding the hard work and accomplishments of the USET team which was showcased during the awards ceremony.
Congratulations to everyone who received a Climate Adaptation Leadership award and and honorable mention!