What We Do

The High Five Working Group’s mission is supported by an Action Plan that was developed at the 2016 Crown Managers Partnership Annual Forum. The Action Plan set up six subcommittees formed to advance specific goals and objectives. Read more about the subcommittees and their progress to date.

The broader role of the High Five Working Group is to:

(1)  collaborate on and coordinate restoration protocols, tools, technology and resources across jurisdictional boundaries, wherever possible and beneficial;

(2)  include representation from all government and private jurisdictions and interested organizations, including federal, tribal, First Nation, state, provincial, industrial, non-profit, and private within the region;

(3)  function as a collaborative group whose primary responsibility is to promote the conservation and restoration of CCE whitebark and limber pine to levels that will enable the persistence of these species;

(4)  accomplish its work through exchange of information, leveraging and sharing work capacity and resources where possible, and providing guidance for cost-efficient conservation and restoration of whitebark and limber pine;

(5)  guide its work by (a) identifying where whitebark and limber pine are in need of conservation and restoration, (b) identifying appropriate conservation and restoration actions, including climate change adaptation actions, (c) prioritizing restoration activities with respect to consensus-based guidelines, and (d) establishing consistent methods for monitoring of species’ condition and trends, and restoration activity outcomes.

The High Five Working Group acknowledges that accomplishment of its role and mission may require decades of persistent effort to ensure that whitebark pine and limber pine ecosystems remain important, functional components of the Crown of the Continent landscape.