Partners awarded for leadership in climate adaptation for natural resources

We are happy to announce that our partners have received the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award!

Congratulations to The Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent
and Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service!


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The Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources recognizes exemplary efforts by federal, state, tribal, local, and non-governmental entities to help safeguard America’s living natural resources from climate change.


The Great Northern LCC is proud to be part of these forward-thinking, collaborative efforts that are making a difference in landscape conservation. Thanks to Roundtable leadership and participants in the Adaptive Management Initiative and to Dan for furthering climate adaptation for natural resources! 


Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent
Awarded for catalyzing a landscape-scale, collaborative approach to the conservation of natural resources through their Adaptive Management Initiative. The Initiative supported adaptation work with many stakeholders across 18 million acres of the Crown of the Continent in Montana, Alberta, and British Columbia.
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How the Great Northern LCC supports participants of the Roundtable:
  • Crown Managers Partnership is developing landscape metrics to manage aquatic invasive species and transboundary fish and wildlife in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. View project
  • The Great Northern LCC Rocky Mountain Partner Forum is bringing together decision-makers and stakeholders on climate change and landscape conservation issues across jurisdictions and boundaries in the Rockies. View project
  •  Working with Tribes and First Nations:
    • Connecting Tribal and First Nation adaptive management and climate related activities in the Crown of the Continent. View project
    • Building cross-cultural capacity for landscape conservation and climate change adaptation with the Blackfeet Nation. View project
    • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes climate change strategic planning. View project


Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service - Boise, Idaho
Awarded for prioritizing climate-informed conservation of aquatic species and habitats in the Western U.S. by mapping cold-water refuges that can support species at risk.
The Great Northern LCC has supported the work of Dan Isaak and his team to develop NorWeST, a regional stream temperature model for mapping thermal habitats and predicting vulnerability of aquatic species to climate change. With more than 80 state, federal, private and non-governmental organizations contributing data, the NorWeST project is providing managers an accurate means of understanding changes to individual streams across the West. View project
For more information on the awards:
The Climate Adaptation Leadership Award is sponsored by the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plant Climate Adaptation Strategy’s Joint Implementation Working Group in partnership with the Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA).