The Wisconsin Center for Wildlife and the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources invite you to the fourth seminar
in the Changing Climate of Natural Resources series

Climate Change, Culturally Important Species,
 and Indigenous Focused Climate Adaptation

March 5, 2020

with Robert Croll

Policy Analyst/Climate Change Program Coordinator

Room 170, Trainer Natural Resources Building, UW-Stevens Point Campus, Stevens Point, WI

Climate change is impacting and will continue to impact, Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota in a myriad of ways. This presentation will focus on the intersection of climate change, culture, natural resources management and treaty rights utilizing the GLIFWC Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (VA) and Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu. The GLIFWC VA investigates the vulnerability of a number of culturally important beings to ongoing climate change, integrating scientific and Anishinaabe traditional cultural and experiential knowledge. Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad is a resource developed by a diverse team of partners that is designed to assist native communities and their non-indigenous partners with climate adaptation planning and action by utilizing indigenous culture, language, knowledge, and history.

Rob Croll is a Policy Analyst in the Division of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) in Odanah, Wisconsin. His duties include coordination of GLIFWC’s Climate Change Program and providing policy analysis and operational experience to the Enforcement Division. GLIFWC’s Climate Change Program is focused on integrating traditional ecological and experiential knowledge with scientific research in natural resources climate adaptation. Prior to GLIFWC Rob served for eighteen years as a Waterways Conservation Officer with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission specializing in natural resource criminal investigations. Rob has a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School and did his undergraduate work in Environmental Studies at Northland College.