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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Climate Science Basics



Stakeholders Panels 

Introduction - Dr. Fabian Menalled

Agriculture Stakeholder Presentations and Q&A

Chelcie Cargill, MT Farm Bureau Federation
Chris Christiaens, MT Farmers Union
Doug Crabtree, MT Organic Association
Rob Davis, MT Grain Growers Association
Errol Rice, MT Stockgrowers Association
Ron DeYong, MT Department of Agriculture
Agriculture Stakeholder Panel Questions


Natural Resources Stakeholder Presentations and Q&A
Mark Aagenes, The Nature Conservancy
Elena Evans, MT Association of Conservation Districts
Sunni Heikes-Knapton, MT Watershed Coordinating Council
Penelope Pierce, Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Natural Resources Stakeholder Panel Questions
Families, Youth, and Community Stakeholder Presentations and Q&A
Dr. Robert Byron, Bighorn Valley Health Center
Dr. Lori Byron, St. Vincent Healthcare
Sue Geske, 4-H volunteer
Andy Hunthausen, Lewis and Clark County Commissioner
Dennis Longknife, Jr., Fort Belknap Reservation (not present; notes from him were shared by Jane Mangold)
Families, Youth, and Community Stakeholder Panel Questions


Evening Speaker

Bob Inglis, former U.S. Representative from South Carolina. How Free Enterprise Solutions Can Solve Climate Change

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tools and Resources for Communicating Climate Science
Dr. Louie Tupas, USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The Expanding Scope and Connectivity of Climate Change Science: New Opportunities for Integrating Research, Education, and Extension
Windy Kelley, USDA-Northern Plains Regional Climate Hub/University of Wyoming. USDA NPRCH: A regional Approach to Agriculture Resiliency and Adaptation to Weather Variability and Extreme Events
Dr. Cathy Whitlock, MT Institute on Ecosystems. The Montana Climate Assessment: Stakeholder Driven, Science Informed
Dr. Don Albrecht, Western Rural Development Center. Climate Change and the WRDC
Laura Edwards, South Dakota State University, and Tyler Williams, University of Nebraska. Taking Climate to the Client

Lunch Speaker

Dr. Michael Mann, Pennsylvania State University. Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change

Tools and Resources for Communicating Climate Science (continued)

Dr. Mark Walker, University of Nevada. Increasing Nevada's Resiliency to Prolonged Drought

Chris Jones, University of Arizona. Climate Change Education in the Cooperative Extension System
Dr. Steve McConnell, Washington State University. Climate Related Effects to Trees in Eastern Washington
Dr. Kelsey Jensco, University of Montana. The Montana Climate Office: Data for a Climate-resilient Montana
Art Nash, University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Deep Thaw in America's Only Polar State?
Dr. Roslynn Brain and Dr. Rob Davies, Utah State University. Building Momentum in Extension Climate Change Communications: A Utah Case Study


Evening Speaker

Dr. Michael Mann, Pennsylvania State University. The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines - Note: film cut short