IoE Rough Cut Science Series - Gerald Wagner - Blackfeet Climate Change Adaptation Plan
- Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Barnard Hall, 126 - view map
As part of the Institute on Ecosystems' Rough Cut Science Series, Gerald Wagner will give a talk on the Blackfeet Climate Change Adaptation Plan at noon on Wednesday, Sep. 19 in Barnard Hall Room 126.
Gerald Wagner is the Director of the Blackfeet Environmental Office, a position he has held for the past 23 years. He has supervised various environmental media grants ranging from air quality and water quality, to non-point source and leaking underground storage tanks, and radon and blood lead levels during his tenure. Wagner has had an active solid waste grant for the past six years and was acting Director of the Blackfeet Tribe's Utilities and Solid Waste program concurrently while maintaining the responsibilities of the Tribe's Environmental programs. Most recently he has added the Tribe's Aquatic Invasive Species program, Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Climate Change Health Impacts program, and Climate Change Youth Resiliency interns to the Blackfeet Environmental program over the last three years.
Wagner currently serves as one of 28 Tribal Environmental representatives to Region 8 EPA offices in Denver and for the last 22 years as Montana's Tribal Environmental Representative to the American Indian Environmental Office in Washington, D.C., one of only 19 nationwide. He has also served for the past six years on the National Resource Conservation and Recovery Act board of directors and Goal 3 Lead of the Office of Land and Emergency Management at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and presently as the Vice Chair of the National Tribal Caucus.
Wagner received an A.A. in Math and Science from Little Big Horn Tribal Community College and completed his undergraduate studies at Montana State University where he majored in Biology (Class of 1991) and minored in Native American Studies.
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