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Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

Inspiring and encouraging climate adaptation in communities throughout the Midwest


October 25 - 27, 2023 | Duluth, MN

In collaboration with a wide range of partners and supporters, the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will host the first Midwest Climate Resilience Conference, October 25 - 27, 2023 in Duluth, MN. The call for session and presentation proposals is now open. 

Maple Syrup Jars

Climate Adaptation Menus for Maple Syrup and Beyond

Adaptation in Action Webinar Series


Wednesday, September 20, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Join the MCAP team on Wedesday, September 20 at Noon to hear from Scott Hershberger, a science communicator focusing on public engagement on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and learn more about his work with the Wisconsin Extension Maple Syrup Program developing a climate change adaptation menu for maple syrup producers in the Upper Midwest.

Ron Moen

Climate-driven changes in Minnesota mammal species

Adaptation in Action Webinar Series


Tuesday, August 15, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Join the MCAP team on Tuesday, August 15 at Noon to hear from Dr. Ron Moen about how climate change will impact species distributions and population size across Minnesota. 



Leveraging AI for the Climate

May 17, 2023

MCAP is part of a newly funded AI Institute for Climate-Land Interactions, Mitigation, Adaptation, Tradeoffs and Economy (AI-CLIMATE) research institute, funded by NSF and USDA, to leverage artificial intelligence to create more climate-smart practices that will absorb and store carbon while simultaneously boosting the economy in the agriculture and forestry industries.

MCAP Featured on MPR to Discuss Climate Change Impacts to Agriculture

May 16, 2023

MCAP Director, Dr. Heidi Roop, joined Ariel Kagan, MN Farmers Union, and Hannah Bernhardt, Medicine Creek Farm, in an interview with MPR News host Angela Davis to discuss the implications on climate change on Minnesota's agriculture and the steps they are taking to create more resilient farms across the state.

Job Opening: 1854 Treaty Authority Climate Specialist

April 13, 2023

The 1854 Treaty Authority is seeking applicants for a Climate Specialist to assist in understanding and communicating the impacts of climate change on the resources within the 1854 Ceded Territory of northeastern Minnesota and to lead the development of a successful climate change program. Applications are due Monday, May 1, 2023.

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