A central activity undertaken by the CMP is an annual forum. The forum has changed in recent years from a venue where participants share information and explore opportunities for improved interagency cooperation to a workshop style event that is focused on conservation priorities. The forum helps with the delivery and implementation of the conservation priorities.
Venues for the forum rotate among the 2 Canadian provinces and the state of Montana. Crown agencies are invited to participate in an agency meeting that coincides with the forum. At this meeting agencies are invited to identify and discuss those issues that need to be addressed at regional or ecosystem scales.
The CMP encourages public participation in the forum.
Objectives of the forum are:
- Build awareness of common interests and issues in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem
- Build relationships and opportunities for collaboration across mandates and borders
- Report on collaborative work already underway and identify opportunities for further cooperation