2017 Crown Managers Partnership Forum – Improving Drought Resilience: Forest to Valley Bottom

Date / Time: March 14, 2017 6:00 am

This year’s forum, Improving Drought Resilience – Forest to Valley Bottom, will be in Choteau, MT at the Stage Stop Inn. The Forum this year is being organized by the USDA Forest Service (Northern Region) in partnership with: the Crown Managers Partnership, Montana Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Conservation Society, USDA Northern Plains Climate HUB, SNAPP Ecological Drought working group, Alberta Environment and Parks, and the Crown Roundtable.

The Forum will bring together agency, non-agency, tribes, and First nations managers/land owners of forested, range/agricultural, and riparian systems; in addition to, scientists and other organizations that assist land managers in understanding and applying climate and drought information. We are anticipating about 80 participants at this workshop.

Objectives of the workshop are to –

  • Provide awareness and understanding of the vulnerabilities of drought to key resources within forest, range/agriculture, and riparian systems.
  • Share and learn from a wide range of agency and private land owners on existing collaboration and management for drought.
  • Learn about and consider adaptation strategies and actions that can be applied to management on specific sites or general situations of private, state, tribal, and federal lands.

Registration is free. Meals are $60 for opening night dinner with Keynote speaker and two lunches. You can register for the workshop without meals, however, you will be on your own for those meals. Lodging information is also available on this site. If travel cost for attending this workshop is the only barrier to your attendance, please let me know, and we will see if travel subsidies can be found.

For more information about the Forum and the Crown Managers Partnership please visit their website.