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March 14, 2019
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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Environmental Services Hosts Climate Training Workshop
Article Contributor: MCN Environmental Specialist Hannah Jacobs
OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Environmental Services hosted a Climate Change Training Workshop for the University of Oklahoma’s South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (SCCASC), which provides the science, tools and information to address the impacts of climate variability.
The SCCASC specifically addresses the impacts of climate change on areas of concern in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
The SCCASC Tribal Liaison and Sustainability Scientist April Taylor coordinated the event held in Okmulgee, Okla., March 11-12, 2019, which provided various speakers and lecture topics that introduced the basics of climate change and future projections of the impacts.
The two-day workshop also discussed areas such as vulnerability assessments, drought planning, weather hazards and hazard climatology, and climate tools and data resources.
The workshop also provided hands-on experience to the 15 attendees, which also included employees from the Nation’s Office of the Attorney General, Conservation District and Geospatial Department; as well as the Sac and Fox Nation, Chickasaw Nation Environmental Services and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Emergency Management.