Resources

LCCs have produced a wealth of informational documents, reports, fact sheets, webinars and more to help support resource managers in designing and delivering conservation at landscape scales.

Fishing Access Sites Points (MT)

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Geology of Southwestern Alberta

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AIS Distribution in Lakes (MT)

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AIS Distribution in Streams (MT)

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AIS Survey Locations (MT)

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Aquatic Communities in Streams (MT)

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This dataset shows the Land-Use/ Land-Cover of the Crown of the Continent with a 50km buffer.



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This dataset shows the intercepts of roads and streams in the Crown of the Continent and a 50km buffer.


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Current as of April 4, 2013:This geodatabase contains all freely available spatial information on surface wellsites related to energy resources in the Crown of the Continent area. Due to the free nature of the data, it is of mixed quality and should not be considered inclusive of all wellsites actually in the region.

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This dataset shows the density of the intercepts of roads and streams in the Crown of the Continent and a 50km buffer.


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This layer represents historic fire perimeters within 50km of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE) from 1931 to 2013. This dataset was developed by the Crown Managers Partnership, as part of a transboundary collaborative management initiative for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, based on commonly identified management priorities that are relevant at the landscape scale. The CMP is collaborative group of land managers, scientists, and stakeholder in the CCE.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

This layer represents historic fire perimeters within 50km of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE) from 2014 to 2015 within only Alberta and British Columbia. This dataset was developed by the Crown Managers Partnership, as part of a transboundary collaborative management initiative for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, based on commonly identified management priorities that are relevant at the landscape scale. The CMP is collaborative group of land managers, scientists, and stakeholder in the CCE.

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These data represent land cover and land use for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The data are a compilation from multiple sources [Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), and the Canadian Forest Service (CFS)], Canadian data are circa 2000, US are circa 2001. VALUE: 0 = NoData; 20 = Water; 30 = Barren; 31 = Ice/Snow; 34 = Developed; 50 = Scrub/Shrub; 80 = Wetland; 110 = Grassland; 120 = Agriculture; 210 = Coniferous; 220 = Deciduous; 230 = Mixed. This dataset was published in November 2010.

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This layer represents streams in the Crown of the Continent with a 50km buffer.


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This dataset represents the watersheds present within the 50 km buffer of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE) boundary.This dataset was developed by the Crown Managers Partnership, as part of a transboundary collaborative management initiative for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, based on commonly identified management priorities that are relevant at the landscape scale. The CMP is collaborative group of land managers, scientists, and stakeholder in the CCE.

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Crown of the Continent Jurisdictions (2016)

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This layer represents historic fire perimeters within 5km of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE) from 1985 to 2010. This dataset was developed by the Crown Managers Partnership, as part of a transboundary collaborative management initiative for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, based on commonly identified management priorities that are relevant at the landscape scale. The CMP is collaborative group of land managers, scientists, and stakeholder in the CCE.

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This layer respresents First Nations Reservations that occupy area in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem or occupy area within a 50 kilometer buffer surrounding the border. The data is derived from Alberta and British Columbia data from GeoGratis, which was created in 2003 and revised in 2015; and Montana data from the US Bureau of Land Management (BMSC).

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This layer represents the roads for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The data are a compilation from multiple sources.

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This dataset shows surface wellsites related to energy resource in the Crown of the Continent with a 50km buffer.



This dataset contains all freely available spatial information on surface wellsites related to energy resources in the Crown of the Continent area. Due to the free nature of the data, it is of mixed quality and should not be considered inclusive of all wellsites actually in the region.



Current as of July7, 2016

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This layer shows aspin defoliators (large aspen torix and forest tent caterpillars) damage in the Crown of the Continent and a 50km buffer.


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This dataset provides transboundary census information in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. In Canada the data are from the 2011 census collected at the dissemination block level, in the United States the data are assembled from the 2010 census. Data on total population and total dwellings in each census unit are available. This dataset was developed by the Crown Managers Partnership, as part of a transboundary collaborative management initiative for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, based on commonly identified management priorities that are relevant at the landscape scale.

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British Columbia, Alberta and Montana land ownership data.This polygon dataset represents an up-to-date picture of land management and ownership across the crown of the continent ecosystem. This dataset represents the federal, provincial/state, and local government agencies responsible for managing land. This dataset also shows the private land, private conservation lands, and land held by Plum Creek Timber.The Alberta Data was acquired from AltaLIS for parks and protected area data, and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development for the remaining public and private lands.

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Delineates outbreaks of the two focal species referred to as Mountain Pine Bettle Covers the CCE and 50km into the surrounding area from 2000 to 2015. This layer is a compilation from multiple sources, Bruce spanworm polygons were removed from Alberta data. This dataset was developed by the Crown Managers Partnership, as part of a transboundary collaborative management initiative for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, based on commonly identified management priorities that are relevant at the landscape scale.

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Phenologoical data for the CCE.  Three data products are included in the Data folder attached (zipped)



Landcover Dynamics at 500m: 2001-2006 MODIS data

Landcover Dynamics at 1000m: 2001-2004 MODIS data

Net Primary Poductivity:  2002-2006 MODIS data



Metadata is also attached

 

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For the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE), the riparian ecosystem was classified using three existing layers: I) a streams network, II) a water class of the landcover layer, and III) a 22 meter digital elevation model (DEM).NOTE: There were minor issues with data integrity, as the water class of the landcover layer and the streams layer were not mutually exclusive: it was found that lakes were often represented as streams. (i) Stream network was rasterized (Polyline to Raster tool) after the features were dossolved.

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Our primary goal for this dataset was to obtain the population and number of dwellings at the finest common scale possible. Because the Canadian government first began to collect the pertinent census information at our desired scale in 2006, we used 2006 as the baseline for this product on the Canadian CCE. However, because (1) U.S. Census takes place every 10 years, and (2) our desired baseline date for the protocol was 2000, the census 2000 blocks were used on the U.S. CCE.

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The crown (canopy) closure map was derived from three main sources. The entirety of the Montana portion was obtained from the USGS National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2001 tree canopy layer. The mountainous portions of Alberta and BC were acquired from the Foothills Model Forest Grizzly Bear Project (FMFGBP). The areas of BC and Alberta not covered by the FMFGBP were modeled by extending the FMFGBP model with Landsat images from 2001 as well as a terrain model. The Crown Closure model was then clipped to forested areas.

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Seamless DEM for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem with a 50km buffer. This DEM was created using Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 1 Arc-Second Global data. The SRTM DEM had nodata values in several regions, particularly mountain tops. NoData holes were filled with ASTER Global DEM Version 2.

Note: While the ASTER Global DEM does not have the NoData problems, the layers derived from the ASTER DEM (ex: slope, aspect) have sensor anomalies and artifacts, especially visible in the prairie regions.



Data originally in WGS 1984

Date posted: February 7, 2019

This dataset was developed by the Crown Managers Partnership, as part of a transboundary collaborative management initiative for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, based on commonly identified management priorities that are relevant at the landscape scale. The CMP is collaborative group of land managers, scientists, and stakeholder in the CCE.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

This geodatabase contains all freely available spatial information on pipelines in the Crown of the Continent area. Due to the free nature of the data, it is of mixed quality and should not be considered inclusive of all pipelines actually in the region.

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This dataset represents transmission lines in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem clipped to a 5km buffer. It was developed using a variety of sources.

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This report documents the data-discovery and assessment of the available GIS datasets for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE), and is part of an on-going collaborative project between the National Parks Service (NPS) Rocky Mountain Network (ROMN), the University of Calgary (UofC), the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC), and the Crown Managers Partnership (CMP).



The information contained in this report details the input data layers used to develop all of the c2000 baseline data

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This shape file represents an ecological boundary for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE) as defined by the Crown Managers Partnership (CMP). The CMP developed the boundary through a series of meetings held in 2008, including a meeting between the CMP and non government organizations working in the Crown on July 23, 2008. The purpose of this exercise was to develop an ecological justification for the CCE, to enable analysis and tracking of the ecosystem from an ecological health perspective.

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Active coal mine operations in the East Kootenay region of SE British Columbia. This dataset was compiled from datasets supplied by Teck Mining and updated through comparison with ESRI's high resilution base imagery (update complete 2013). This dataset was developed as part of the Crown Managers Partnership on going effort to develop seamless transboundary datasets across the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.

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The Crown Managers Partnership is developing a monitoring program that is intended to support the long-term health of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE) and provide a scientifically credible foundation for managers to engage in natural resource protection activities. The monitoring strategy will focus on the development and acquisition of geospatial datasets from remote sensing and other GIS sources designed to track changes in habitats and human footprint consistently and reliably across the CCE. This information can then:

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Presentation Slideshow: Baseline for Monitoring Landcover document.

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This dataset represents the railways within a 5km buffer of the Crown of the Continent Ecosytem. This dataset contains all freely available spatial information on railways within the Crown of the Continent. Due to the free nature of the data, it is of mixed quality and should not necessarily be considered an exhaustive representaion.

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Various documents of the 2014 CMP Forum: Managing for Climate Change in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem

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The Crown of the Continent Ecosystem,with Glacier National Park, Montana,and Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, at its center, is one of North America’s most remarkable landscapes. Here, where open prairies meet the Rocky Mountains, some of the world’s most pristine freshwater ecosystems remain intact. Many North American watersheds originate in the Crown’s 28,000 square miles (72,000 km2), contributing to life-sustaining resources throughout much of North America. Access to cold, clean water supports ranching, farming, recreation, and wildlife in the Crown.

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CCE Synthesized Net Primary Productivity Data

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This layer represents the roads for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The data are a compilation from multiple sources.

Credits: Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Forest Service Region 1 National Forests, Department of Administration - Montana Transportation Framework, Government of Alberta - Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Foothills Research Insitute and the Digital Road Atlas (DRA) of British Colombia. This dataset was compiled through efforts of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development regional staff as well as the Foothills Research Institute.

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CCE Synthesized Watershed Data

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This dataset contains a seamless 1:1,000,000 scale British Columbia, Alberta and Montana lakes layer.

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These case study sites are detailed in the report accompanying this data layer. The case studies are intended to serve as examples of how some of the opportunities for diverse stakeholders to engage in the process of mitigating road impacts on wildlife that are described in the report might be applied on the ground, as well as other considerations that come into play in selecting sites for possible mitigation and designing mitigation solutions for those sites.

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To provide information on what areas have a groupings of dead (red) pine trees which indicate a high likelyhood of green attack mountain pine beetle trees. This data is used to help focus ground survey work and is not 100% accurate. The current beetle year (August 15 to August 15) Mountain Pine Beetle aerial survey red tree locations. This data is used to help focus ground survey work and is not 100% accurate.

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Carnivore carcasses recorded by Montana Department of Transportation, Idaho Department of Fish & Game, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service were aggregated to the nearest mile marker for major roads of the U.S. Northern Rockies. Note that wildlife carcass collection and reporting protocols and frequency differ between states and among maintenance sections within states. Carcass presence should therefore be used only to explore general patterns and not for statistical inference.

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Wildlife carcasses recorded by Montana Department of Transportation, Idaho Department of Fish & Game, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service were aggregated to the nearest mile marker for major roads of the U.S. Northern Rockies. WGA connectivity flowlines were intersected with the road network and attributed to the nearest mile marker, along with their connectivity ranking, which indicates their expected relative importance to maintaining westwide connectivity.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Wildlife carcasses recorded by Montana Department of Transportation, Idaho Department of Fish & Game, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service were aggregated to the nearest mile marker for major roads of the U.S. Northern Rockies. WGA connectivity flowlines were intersected with the road network and attributed to the nearest mile marker, along with their connectivity ranking, which indicates their expected relative importance to maintaining westwide connectivity.

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This layer represents the major road network of the U.S. Northern Rockies. It was created by merging Montana Department of Transportation "on-system" routes with Idaho Transportation Department "state highway system" routes, creating consistent attribute fields, then clipping to the U.S. Northern Rockies study area boundary.

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