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The Conservation Efforts Database version 2.0 (CED) is a spatially-explicit database and conservation planning tool that is designed to quantify the benefit of, and illustrate the unprecedented investments in sagebrush conservation.

Screen capture of the Conservation Efforts Database website

The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative just said goodbye to our Tribal Student Intern Coy Harwood, whose season ended on October 20.

Coy Harwood

In support of the highly successful work of the Crown Adaptation Partnership in the transboundary Crown of the Continent ecosystem, the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative funded research to provide important science and information on how climate change may impa

Where the Rocky Mountains span the state of Montana and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, lies the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. This transboundary area contains extensive habitat and linkage-zones for grizzly bear, wolverine, Canada lynx, bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and whitebark pine.

Crown Adaptation Partnership's conservation targets and map of the Crown

Source: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Greater Sage-Grouse, SeedskadeeNWR. Photo: Tom Koerner, USFWS

Shaped by geologic events and agricultural practices, the wetlands in the arid Columbia Plateau, which stretches from interior British Columbia to eastern Washington and Oregon, are highly beneficial to people and working lands. These “wetland ecosystems” store water, recharge groundwater, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, and much more.
 

Screenshot from the project story map showing mapped wetlands in the Columbia Plateau.

Introducing Successful Vegetation Management Practices in the Sagebrush-Steppe – a new online training created by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

BLM, Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, TNC logos

The Great Northern LCC is excited to present Coy Harwood, a new tribal summer intern supported by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ANTI). Coy, who is from the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana, is a fourth-year pre-med student at Montana State University and has an Associates Degree in Life Sciences from Salish Kootenai College.

Coy Harwood; Blackfeet Warriors metal sculpture, Blackfeet Environmental Office