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, October 21, 2016
Secretary Jewell announced a first-of-a-kind directive requiring Department of the Interior agencies to expand opportunities for integrating traditional knowledge and expertise in planning and co-management of public lands with important historical, cultural or sacred meaning for native nations.
Statement from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society
- Thursday, October 20, 2016
According to the agency, this is the first time the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Farmington Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Navajo Regional Office will jointly conduct an analysis of management in the area that covers both public and tribal lands.
The following are statements in response to the announcement:
- Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The “We Can’t Wait” report shows how outdated leasing guidelines, which cost taxpayers $62 million each year and create mounting environmental threats and cleanup costs, require immediate action. The report explores how modernizing the leasing program would safeguard the value of our public lands for generations to come.