The following links provide access to tools for understanding issues around the Crown of the Continent. This work was sponsored by The Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. Each link will open a new browser window.
This tool provides an interactive map for exploring Crown of the Continent data currently available via map PDFs and download from the Roundtable website. It uses ESRI's ArcGIS Explorer Online as a framework. Users can turn layers on and off, zoom in and out, change map backdrop, click on the map for more information about the data, print a custom map, add markups, measure, etc.
This tool allows users to explore the ways in which climate change in the Crown of the Continent will affect future average high and low temperatures, the number of days with snow on the ground, growing season, and a number of other variables. The climate scenarios shown were developed by Professor Steve Running and his graduate students at the University of Montana in 2010.
This tool was created by the Northern Rockies office of The Wilderness Society. Ann Carlson (Anne_Carlson [at] tws.org) has given TPL permission to include this link as a demonstration of embeddable tools for large landscape exploration.
The following resources are provided within this website. You may return to this list or utilize the menu to the left to navigate through these pages.
1. Maps - A GIS-based data base of natural and cultural features in the Crown.
2. Pictures - Images of this remarkable landscape. Please respect the artists and provide proper credits when using their photographs. If you would like higher resolution copies of their work, please contact the artists directly.
3. Publications - Selected articles and books on issues related to policy and governance in the Crown.
4. Regional Collaboration - Where to go for more information on the theory and methods of working across boundaries.