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At the Great Basin Consortium Conference last year, sagebrush ecosystem managers, scientists, and other stakeholders discussed the Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy Actionable Science Plan and provided information on what projects were being done, still needed to be done, and priorities for implementing the 37 science needs addressed in the plan.

Screenshot of website for providing feedback on the ASP

Source: CBC Radio-Canada, Jan 14, 2018

Paulette Fox lives on the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta. She sees through the eyes of an environmental scientist and the heart of her Blackfoot people. And her message is clear: wild plains bison should be reintroduced into the landscape.

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.