Changes in our climate have impacted the Crown from the valley bottoms to the mountaintops. Its glaciers, snowfields, forests and wildlife species tell the story of warming temperatures and drier conditions throughout this landscape.
Changes to the things we care about – land, water, wildlife and the people who depend on them – demand that we better understand and face climate change.
Over eighty percent of the glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park have been lost since 1850, and the few remaining are expected to disappear within 15 years.
Montana is filled with examples of people who are finding ways to address climate change - both individually and with their neighbors and co-workers.
Protecting the Crown from the impacts of a changing climate will take the efforts of all of us.
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- Friday, January 23, 2015
The following statement is from Sally Miller, senior regional conservation representative with The Wilderness Society, regarding Representative Paul Cook’s introduction of legislation to create the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area and include it in the Bureau of Land Management’s system of National Conservation Lands:
- Thursday, January 22, 2015
Senators Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced the bill along with Republican Senators James Risch of Idaho, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Steve Daines of Montana as well as Democratic Senators Michael Bennet of Colorado, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Maria Cantwell of Washington.
The bill would change how the federal government budgets for the suppression of wildfire disasters, to make it similar to the way other disasters are funded.
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
“The amendment offered by Senator Fischer to the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation proposes to create major roadblocks for popular local programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund that secures access to popular public lands for sportsmen, recreationists and all Americans.