Montana Climate Mini-Summit
The Montana Climate Office and the National Weather Service Offices in Montana are collaborating on a two-day workshop focused on climate services for Montana. Montana's ability to understand, leverage, and collaborate with federal or federally funded climate service providers is challenging. Montana sits at the nexus of two of America’s great river basins, the Columbia and the Missouri, which encompass almost one-third of the land mass of the conterminous United States. As a result, services are often split between these two geographies. The first day of this summit is dedicated to focusing on coordination between the Montana Climate Office and the National Weather Service Offices in Montana. The second day of the summit is dedicated to developing an understanding of how climate service providers can complement efforts and interests within Montana.
- DAY 1 (Wednesday, September 6): The first day is dedicated to a joint meeting between the Montana Climate Office staff and the four NOAA National Weather Service Offices in Montana (Billings, Glasgow, Great Falls, and Missoula) to coordinate activities.
- DAY 2 (Thursday, September 7): The second day is dedicated to engaging with federal and federally-funded regional partners to review climate services, how Montana might benefit from those services, and how those services may benefit from collaboration with Montana.