SWAF Day 3

Day three will serve as an opportunity for roundtable conversations focused on overcoming challenges to fire and forest management in the Southwest. Forum attendees will have the opportunity to actively engage with practitioners, leaders, and researchers across topics related to fire management, cultural burning, and emerging initiatives throughout the region.

Welcome and Blessing

9:00 AM PST

Join Dr. Carolyn Enquist of the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) as she opens the third and final day of the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum. Drs. Andi Thode and Alicia Azpeleta Tarancon will provide an overview of Southwest Fire Climate Adaptation Partnership (SWFireCAP), a new partnership between the SW Fire Consortium, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), two CASCs, and other organizations focused on the intersection of climate change and fire. Nikki Cooley (ITEP) will lead the opening blessing.

Understanding our Relationship with Fire: Indigenous and Western Perspectives

9:20 AM PST

Join us to discuss our diverse connections to fire and how climate change is affecting these complex relationships.

Stretch Break

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM PST

Overcoming Barriers to Getting Fire Back on the Land

10:40 AM PST

Join us to learn from one another through an exploration of case studies where Tribes from across the Southwest have effectively incorporated traditional and conventional practices to address resource management and cultural priorities, while overcoming obstacles to the use of fire.

Lunch Break

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM PST

Opportunities for Transforming the Use of Fire for Climate Adaptation

12:20 PM PST

Join us to identify synergies between existing and new partners that catalyze opportunities for transforming how we bring fire to the land for cultural renewal – and accelerating adaptation to climate change.

Forum Closing & Blessing: Building Bridges

1:20 PM PST

Join us as we close the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum and look toward the 2022 Tribal Climate Change Summit and 2022 SWAF events.


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2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum


April 6 - 8, 2021


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Questions? Connect with event organizers at info@climatesciencealliance.org