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Informative Webinar on Critical Minerals

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, Trout Unlimited and the National Wildlife Federation invite you to attend an informative webinar on ‘Critical Minerals’ March 23, 2021 at 10 am MST.

In this informative webinar you will become better acquainted with an important and emerging topic surrounding a special group of mined minerals, called “critical minerals”. These minerals are essential for many technologies, including renewable energy to help combat climate change. In particular, we will explore the intersection of critical mineral deposits with tribal interests, lands, waters, fish and wildlife, and cultural resources. Extraction of critical minerals not only presents possible impacts, but also opportunity.  It is our desire to raise awareness about this issue and foster Native American engagement in responsible mining policy development.  Join us.

When:  Tuesday March 23rd at 10am mountain standard time.  Presentation will run roughly one hour with a Q&A session and open discussion to follow.  

Where:  Zoom (link to be provided later)

Who:  We welcome any Tribal person, representative or entity to participate.  Feel free to share this invitation with others you feel may be interested.  Please let us know if you, or anyone else from your tribe or organization, will be attending.  There is no cost to participants. 

RSVP TO:  ty.churchwell@tu.org   –  Simply state “RSVP” in the email’s subject line, and let us know you’ll be attending. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ty Churchwell (TU) – ty.churchwell@tu.org   970-903-3010

To better familiarize yourself with the topic, please take a moment to view a report as a primer: Critical Minerals – A Conservation Perspective https://www.tu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Critical-Minerals_Interactive.pdf

Best,

Garrit Voggesser                             Julie Thorstenson, PhD

Tribal Partnerships Director         Executive Director

National Wildlife Federation        Native American Fish and Wildlife Society