Request For Proposals!

The Hi5 Working Group has developed a Request for Proposals for work needed to develop the Crown-wide Five-Needle Pine Restoration Strategy. The deadline for proposals is February 25th at midnight.
The overall objectives of the Project are (1) assessing the relative conservation value of whitebark and limber stands and (2) prioritizing conservation and restoration actions needed. The deliverables of the Project are broken into three phases, including a data collection phase, an analysis phase, and a reporting phase. A “proof of concept” Pilot Project is required as an initial deliverable, in order to test the feasibility of the project across the entire CCE. The Proponent is being asked to submit a work plan detailing their proposed approach and fixed cost for each phase including the Pilot Project.


Projected warming portends seasonal shifts of stream temperatures in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, USA and Canada (Leslie A. Jones, Clint C. Muhlfeld and Lucy C. Marshall)

This new U.S. Geological Survey study provides a larger window of the future for understanding how seasonal stream temperatures may change in one of the most ecologically diverse ecosystems in North America – the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, USA and Canada. This project was a massive effort over the last 5 years and was funded in large part by the GNLCC with support by the CMP.



A big congratulations goes out the Glacier and Waterton National Parks for receiving International Dark Sky Park Designation! This the first International Transboundary Dark Sky Park recognized by the International Dark Sky Association. The official name of the designation will be Waterton-Glacier International Dark Sky Park.

The designation is more than 10 years in the making, and has involved substantial efforts, from delivering night sky programs to procuring/replacing light fixtures to completing the dark sky nomination application to studying effects of light and darkness on wildlife.


Aquatic Invasive Species

Motorized and trailer-launched watercraft prohibitied in Waterton Lakes National Park to prevent the spread of invasive mussels. Read more here.

Q&As: Invasive Mussel Prevention Program in Waterton Lakes National Park

Glacier National Park to lift restrictions on hand propelled boats at aquatic invasive species inspections stations this season. Read more here.

Water from the Tiber Reservoir and Canyon Ferry in Montana have tested positive for larvae of aquatic invasive mussels. Read more here.

ScienceBase Catalog

The Crown Managers Partnership is very pleased to host our data on the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative's data platform; ScienceBase. You can find CMP datasets, maps and reports on ScenceBase. Take a look!



Snowpack Analysis Webinar:

"Ranking Watersheds for Climate Change Resilience Using Historical Snowpack Data", presented by Len Broberg, University of Montana.

Check out one of the projects the CMP has been working on! If you missed the webinar follow this link to view the recorded version. A big thanks goes out to the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative for including and hosting this webinar as part of their series.




Crown of the Continent Ecosystem Facts

Size: 72,000 km2/28,000 mi2/18,000,000 acres/7 million ha

Population of the CCE: ~175000 (circa 2000)

Largest metropolitan area in the CCE: Kalispell - ~20000

Percent of the CCE that is publicly owned land: Lots! About 61-62%



Keep aquatic invasive species out of the Crown of the Continent!

Check this out:

An Aquatic Invasive Species guide for AIS that are threatening the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. For a digital copy of the guide click here.







The Crown Managers Partnership seeks to demonstrate leadership in addressing the environmental management challenges in the Crown region by adopting transboundary collaborative approaches to environmental management. The voluntary partnership seeks to build common awareness of Crown interests and issues, shape relationships, and identify collaborative and complementary tasks that the various participating jurisdictions can pursue.

The CMP seeks to improve the management of a large complex ecoregion containing multiple jurisdictions. This is accomplished by management agencies working together in the Crown of the Continent.

The Crown of the Continent Managers Partnership seeks to:

  • build awareness of common interests and issues in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem
  • build relationships and opportunities for collaboration across mandates and borders
  • identify collaborative work already underway and opportunities for further cooperation

CMP collaborative tasks include:

  • Addressing cumulative effects of human activities across the ecosystem
  • Addressing increased public interest in how lands are managed and how decisions are reached
  • Addressing increased recreational demands and increased visitation
  • Collaborate in sharing data, standardizing assessment and monitoring methodologies
  • Addressing the maintenance and sustainability of shared wildlife populations