Anyone interested in the past, present and future of the Crown of the Continent is invited to register for the 3rd Annual Conference of the Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent, titled “Pathways to Prosperity: Caring for Communities in the Crown of the Continent.”
The two-day conference is organized by The University of Montana Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy. It aims to connect people to sustain and enhance culture, community and conservation in the 18-million acre Crown of the Continent region, which is centered on Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and parts of Montana, British Columbia and Alberta. It will take place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27-28, at the Fernie Mountain Lodge in Fernie, British Columbia. Registration costs $100 and includes meals.
In the third of a planned series of four roundtable conferences about the region, attendees will join tribal, government, nonprofit, education and business leaders for two days of conversation and presentations.
Through workshops, forums and policy dialogues, the Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent embraces the 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 annual conference series was born of the 2009 Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent, a forum for organizations and people who care about the region. The first conference in 2010 focused largely on conservation initiatives, while the 2011 conference focused on the cultural fabric within the region.
Roundtable events are organized and convened by the UM Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy with the support of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Kresge Foundation.
For more information, to register for the conference or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://crownofthecontinent.eventbrite.com.