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.

Presenter: Sandra L. Haire, Ph.D. As a landscape ecologist, Sandra is primarily interested in understanding how disturbance creates spatial patterns and affects ecological processes. Her research topics include the influence of management, climate, and topography on fire regimes, and identification of characteristic spatial and temporal scales of post-fire succession and forest regeneration.

Date posted: February 8, 2019
Date posted: February 7, 2019

This layer represents fires from 1985 to 2010 in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. This layer is not a complete representation of all fires. It is a compilation from multiple sources.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

For the CCE, the riparian ecosystem was classified using three existing layers in a GIS:

A. Streams network:

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B. Water class of the landcover layer:

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C. Digital elevation model (DEM) (22m Aster GDEM) provided by METI and NASA:

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Date posted: February 7, 2019

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

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Various documents related to 2013 CMP Forum: Large Landscapes: Working Across Boundaries

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Derived from data provided by USDA Forest Service, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, and GeoBC on Bruce spanworm, Large aspen tortrix, and Forest tent caterpillar .

See Data Mining Report, uploaded with this file, for more information 

Date posted: February 7, 2019

CCE Boundary for Synthesized Data

Date posted: February 7, 2019

This dataset was developed as part of a long-term project monitoring the ecological health of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE). This effort is a collaborative project between National Park Service Rocky Mountain Inventory and Monitoring Network (ROMN) (Landscape Dynamics Vital Sign), Crown Managers Partnership, Ecological Health Subcommittee (CMP EH) (Landscapes Indicator), and University of Calgary, Geography Department. Purpose and goals of the Crown Manager's Partnership and the Rocky Mountain Network Vital Signs monitoring programs are available at the respective websites.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

These data represent land cover and land use for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The data are a compilation from multiple sources. Grid cell values correspond to the following land use / land cover types: 20 - water 30 - barren 31 - ice/snow 34 - developed 50 - scrub/shrub 80 - wetland 110 - grassland 120 - agriculture 210 - coniferous forest 220 - deciduous forest 230 - mixed forest NoData values along the border have been fixed This dataset was developed as part of a long-term project monitoring the ecological health of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE).

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Consistent transboundary geospatial datasets are a key piece of data in landscape health analysis. The CMP has collected, compiled, and synthesize data from a number of sources in the CCE.  The initial data mining effort was for the year c2000, and there is an ongoing effort to update the geospatial datasets available for the CCE to understand both spatial and temporal landuse and landcover trends.

To see information on the data mining effort for c2000 please see the Data Mining Report found in this folder 

Date posted: February 7, 2019

These data represent forest cover use for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The data are a compilation from multiple sources. These data were derived from the CCE land cover map.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Crown Managers Partnership Website

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Fish Stocking Locations (MT)

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Interactive website linked to the existing CMP website

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Lakes bathymetry is a line feature-based layer that includes bathymetric information for selected reservoirs, lakes, and ponds in Montana. The layer is based on information collected by multiple sources including contractors with Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the Bureau of Reclamation, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Data collection methods vary over time with techniques using a variety of different equipment including manual and electronic depth soundings, use of a GPS receiver, and digitizing previously published bathymetry maps.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

State Park Trailheads (MT)

Date posted: February 7, 2019

AIS Watercraft Inspection Stations (MT)

Date posted: February 7, 2019

This shapefile represents the watersheds present within the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE) boundary.(Note: a different CCE boundary layer was used at the time of creation, so the area amounts within the CCE may not be accurate)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

Fish Survey Sites (MT)

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Fishing Access Site Noxious Weed Inventory Locations (MT)

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Fishing Access Sites Points (MT)

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Geology of Southwestern Alberta

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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)

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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



Date posted: February 7, 2019

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


Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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


Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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


Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

Crown of the Continent Jurisdictions (2016)

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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).

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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


Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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

 

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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.

Date posted: February 7, 2019

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