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!

Strategic Conservation Framework

The Crown Managers Partnership has released its new guiding document the Strategic Conservation Framework. The Framework will provide direction for the CMP for 2016 through 2020. Check it out.

2017 Crown Managers Partnership Forum - March 14-16, 2017 - Choteau, MT

The Crown Managers Partnership wlll be holding it's 17th annual forum in Choteau, Montana on March 14 - 16, 2017. The topic of the Forum is "Improving Drought Resilience - From Forest to Valley Bottom". Check back often for more details.


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