Transboundary Conservation Initiative
CMP Vision: "Managing together for Ecological Integrity at a Large Landscape Scale."
The Transboundary Conservation Initiative (TCI) is focused on addressing ecological integrity for the whole environment (biotic/abiotic) and all the stressors that act on it. The TCI provides a framework for addressing key regional stressors and developing management outcomes for discrete Conservation Priorities. From these priorities, the CMP and parnters pursue project-based work that, in turn informs collective actions by individual agencies, toward achieving collaborative management outcomes at a landscape scale. Voluntary actions being taken by government or no-government parties to meet a shared conservation priority are documented in a Transboundary Management Protocol (a short document outlining voluntary collaborative actions by government or non-government parties to meet a managment outcome for a conservation priority).
The current priorities of the CMP are developed using the Transboundary Conservation Initiative framework. Direction for which priorities are included in the TCI comes from several sources. The annual CMP Forum, collaboration between agencies and stakeholders through workshops or other catalysts. The priorities reflect some of the top ecological challenges facing the Crown region, which the CMP Steering Committee can influence or contribute towards improving.
Four functional areas including the CMP Steering Committee, agency staff, stakeholders and the Secretariat are responsible for the development and delivery of the TCI. Depending on the situtation, the Steering Committee, agency staff, or stakeholders may choose to take one of three roles:
LEAD: take a lead role to plan, organize and secure funds.
SUPPORT: lend support to another leading party through sharing information with partners or stakeholders, providing data or analysis, organizing workshops. This includes formal partnerships.
MONITOR: actively monitor the progress of other parties or organizations on issues of interest, with the objective of measuring progress and assessing the need or opportunity to become more actively involved.