NIDIS Drought Early Warning and Planning Meeting of Kansas-based Tribes Meeting

NIDIS Drought Early Warning and Planning Meeting of Kansas-based Tribes Meeting
1-2 April 2015
1 April, 2015 to 2 April, 2015
Lincoln, NE

3/27/15 - Draft Agenda
3/24/15 - Draft Agenda
3/20/15 - Venue, Lodging and Room Reservations

Please click here to view the latest draft agenda.

The Workshop will convene at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, 1 April 2015, at the Embassy Suites Lincoln:

Embassy Suites Lincoln
1040 P St.
Lincoln, NE  68508

Tel:  402-474-1111

The Workshop will convene at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman:

    Hilton Garden Inn
    2023 Commerce Way
    Bozeman, MT  59715
    Tel:  406-582-9900

The workshop will be held in the in the Larkspur B&C Ballroom of the hotel.

Please note that a block of guest  rooms is being held for our group at the Embassy Suites Lincoln for the nights of 31 March-1 April 2015, at the government rate of $83.00+16.48% tax per night.

To make your reservation, please send your arrival and departures dates to Brian Jackson NO LATER THAN COB TUESDAY, 24 MARCH 2015.
Brian will send your reservation confirmation number to you by COB Firday, 27 March 2015.  Non-UCAR-supported travelers will need to then call the hotel and guarantee their reservation to their credit card.  After this time, the room block will be released, and we cannot guarantee the availability of the above rate or the availability of any guest rooms.

If your travel is being supported by UCAR, please see the UCAR Travel Support below.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

A light continental breakfast and a working lunch will be provided each day of the workshop.

Federal attendees and those on federal travel orders - Please note that NOAA regulations prohibit UCAR from providing meals to federal employees. Therefore, it is requested that federal employees contribute $11.00 for each lunch;  this amount is the lunch portion of the GSA CONUS M&IE for Lincoln. 

Please note that UCAR accepts Visa and MasterCard only; see PAYMENT INFORMATION below.
Also please note that some US government creidt cards and travel credit have restrictions placed on the them by your agency regarding which merchant ID number catergories they may be used for.  Such restrictions may prohibit you from paying online, due to UCAR's merchant ID number.

UCAR-supported attendees - $22.00 for the provided lunches will be deducted from the travel expense reimbursement claims of those attendees receiving UCAR travel support.


It is now possible to pay UCAR via the Internet!  Please note that UCAR accepts only Visa and MasterCard:

1. Proceed to

2. Under "Payment Select", click on "Other Items" and then from the drop-down menu, choose "Drought Early Warning Meeting for KS Tribes - 1-2 April 2015," and then click on the "Next" button.

3. On the following screen, enter the amount (22) and fill in your billing information. When you are ready, click on the "Start Process" button.

4. You will receive an e-mail confirming your payment and the amount paid.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to "UCAR" and mail to: Brian Jackson UCAR-JOSS, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307.



Travel support will include lodging (paid directly by UCAR), per diem ($46 minus provided meals) and mileage (based on Google maps).  Brian Jackson of UCAR will make made a hotel reservation for you for the nights of 31 March-1 April (2 nights), and will contact you before COB Friday, 27 March, with your hotel reservation confirmation number.