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2010 Tribal NPS Webcasts

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August 19, 2010 Webcast

"Money and Surprises: Leveraging Funds and Adapting Your 319 Program"

by Nancy Arazan, US EPA HQ;
Glenn Barnes, UNC-Chapel Hill, Environmental Finance Center;
Tim Beard USDA-NRCS;
Nikole Witt, US EPA Region 6;
Nancy Schuldt, Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa;
Tiffany Eastman Stone, US EPA Region 9;
Lauren Rich, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe;
Chris Gourley, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe

The first part of the Webcast covers sources of complementary funding and ways to access it through federal and non-federal partnerships. Participants may review the Chapter on Leveraging Funds (page II-52) in the Tribal 319 Handbook (PDF) (182 pp, 8.6MB) as a reference.

Tribes may  have to adapt and update assessment reports, management plans, and work plans in light of climate change, natural disasters, or increased knowledge of nonpoint source pollution issues on tribal lands. In the second part of the Webcast, EPA staff describe the necessary steps for making such updates, and tribal case studies highlight instances where it was critical to adapt their 319 program.


May 20, 2010 Webcast

"Introduction to the Tribal 319 Handbook"

by Tiffany Eastman, EPA Region 9 Tribal Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator;
Audrey L Johnson, Tribal Office Life Scientist, EPA Region 9 Office;
Sarah Burger, Water Quality Specialist, Kaibab Paiute Tribe;
Nancy Arazan, Environmental Protection Specialist, US EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds;
Heidi Brow, Water Quality Specialist, Pala Band of Mission Indians

This Webcast provided an overview of the updated Tribal 319 Handbook.  The Handbook is a helpful resource for tribes preparing to join the 319 program, as well as for tribes who currently have a nonpoint source pollution program.  The Webcast highlights components of each of the three main sections of the Handbook, and features two tribal case studies.

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