Northern Connections: Bridging Indigenous Knowledge & Observation Efforts
Thanks to a planning grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the three partnerships within the NLP are leading an impressive collaboration of 17 organizations, including tribes and First Nations, to implement a series of workshops and working groups to co-create coordinated monitoring networks across Alaska and western Canada. With many on-going environmental monitoring efforts happening in silos, our goal is to find ways to reduce duplication of efforts, connect data collection across large geographies, and help connect a network of 50+ partners who are tracking environmental change in the North.
We held a large virtual workshop November of 2020, and the project continues through 2022. During this project, multiple working groups will tackle key strategies to support and improve community-based monitoring, develop a network analysis and map, and provide key trainings. We expect that multiple collaborations, funding proposals, and potential monitoring networks to result from this work.
Northern Latitudes Partnerships (including Northwest Boreal Partnership)
Leanna Heffner: email@example.com