August 24, 11 AM ET: SE CASC Science Seminar – Tribal Climate Adaptation Priorities and Opportunities for the Southeast CASC
Join us for virtual science seminars highlighting SE CASC work supporting resource management actions across the Southeast.
Tribal Climate Adaptation Priorities and Opportunities for the Southeast CASC
Dr. Steph Courtney (USET-SE CASC) and Dr. Casey Thornbrugh (USET-SE CASC)
August 24, 2023 | 11AM ET
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Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities steward natural resources to sustain environmental and human health, traditional ways of life, and cultural identities. Casey Thornbrugh and Steph Courtney serve as Tribal Climate Science Liaisons for the Southeast and Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Centers, connecting Tribal Nations in the Northeast and the Southeast, the United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET), the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and climate science researchers. USET was established in 1969 as a non-profit, inter-Tribal organization serving thirty-three federally recognized Tribal Nations from the Northeastern Woodlands to the Everglades and across the Gulf of Mexico. USET is dedicated to enhancing the development of Tribal Nations, improving the capabilities of Tribal governments, and improving the quality of life for Indian people through a variety of technical and supportive programmatic services.
The presentation will highlight activities in support of tribal climate resilience and adaptation by the Southeast CASC and CASC network, the role of CASC Tribal Climate Liaisons, general science priorities of Tribal nations in the Southeast, and Tribal resources available.
About the speakers:
Dr. Steph Courtney is the Assistant Tribal Climate Science Liaison with United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET). She seeks to connect Tribal Nations and their staff with relationships, tools, and opportunities to improve their adaptation to climate change with a focus on the Tribal Nations in the footprint of the Southeast CASC. Her Ph.D. research examined how different audiences interpret and apply climate change science by applying social scientific methods to physical science subject matter.
Dr. Casey Thornbrugh is the Senior Tribal Climate Science Liaison for the Southeast and Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Centers and Program Manager for the Climate Program in USET’s Office of Environmental Resource Management. He serves as the liaison between Tribes in the Northeast and the Southeast, the United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET), the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and climate science researchers to provide current climate science information, to identify climate research needs and priorities, and to provide climate adaptation planning support. Casey is a Citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe with an educational background in climate science.