Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent
The Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent will hold their third annual conference in Fernie, British Columbia on September 27-28, 2012.
The purpose of the Roundtable is to connect people to sustain and enhance culture, community, and conservation in the Crown of the Continent. The annual conference serves as one of the primary vehicles to achieve this purpose. The first conference (2010) focused largely on conservation initiatives, while the second conference (2011) focused on the cultural fabric within the region. The organizing theme for the 3rd annual conference is “caring for communities” in the face of change.
The conference offers opportunities for participants to:
- Build relationships, exchange information, and foster a sense of regional identity;
- Foster understanding of key economic trends and drivers shaping communities in the Crown of the Continent – including cities and towns as well as watersheds and working lands; and
- Explore how the Roundtable’s adaptive management initiative is responding to community needs and interests.
The Roundtable is an ongoing forum to bring together people who care about the Crown of the Continent. It is based on the observation that the future of the region is being shaped by over 100 government agencies, Tribes and First Nations, non-government organizations, and community-based partnerships. Through workshops, forums, policy dialogues, and conferences, the Roundtable:
- Embraces the 18 million acre region;
- Includes all perspectives and communities;
- Focuses on connecting people, facilitating communication, and catalyzing action;
- Supplements other activities; and
- Promotes sustainable communities and landscapes.
The Roundtable is not any particular group of people, a government commission, or a new organization.
Visit Crown Roundtable for more information about the Roundtable and to register for the annual conference.