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Ininaatig Dibaajimowinan: Virtual sugar maple storytelling

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February 8, 2022 at 6 p.m.

The Ininaatig Workgroup's virtual ininaatig dibaajimowinan (sugar maple storytelling) event bring together community members from across sugar maple territory to talk about our relationship with iskigamizigan (sugarbush). A panel of elders, harvesters, and resource managers will share stories, experiences, concerns, and items of importance for the next generation to care for the sugarbush.


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2022 Climate Adaptation Awards featuring Katharine Hayhoe

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January 31, 2022, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (for virtual participants)

The Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards, presented by MCAP annually since 2014, celebrate exceptional achievements in leadership, education, research, policies, and practices that improve resilience or climate justice through the development, advancement, or implementation of climate adaptation strategies.

This year's Adaptation Awards Ceremony is presented in partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota. Special guest Dr. Katharine Hayhoe will be joining us at the event to help celebrate adaptation leadership across Minnesota.


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Fifth National Climate Assessment: Midwest Chapter Public Engagement Workshop

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January 24, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The National Climate Assessment, a major U.S. Government report published every four years, brings together scientists from across the country to summarize the state of the science on climate change and how it is impacting the people and places of the United States. Now, you can be a part of the process!



 

MCAP News

New U.N. climate report is a ‘gut punch.’ What can Minnesotans do?

August 10, 2021

Heidi Roop, MCAP Director, and Kenny Blumenfeld, MCAP Advisory Board Member, were recently on Minnesota Public Radio discussing the latest IPCC report and what it means for Minnesota. 


In California, 1 State Is Seeing 2 Drastically Different Responses To The Drought

August 6, 2021

MCAP post-doctoral researcher, Katerina Gonzales, was recently on NPR discussing atmospheric rivers, drought and adaptation in California. 


Project Shows that Low Value Tamarack is a Marketable Product

August 1, 2021

Research at the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) in Duluth has shown that tamarack wood from trees that have been damaged by the Eastern Larch Beetle can be treated and repurposed. 


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