Who We Are

The Crown Conservation Initiative (CCI) unites leading conservation organizations, land trusts and university partners around a shared agenda to defend the transboundary Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, one of North America’s most ecologically diverse and intact landscapes.

CCI was formed in 2010 in response to concerns over the impact a changing climate would have in the Crown. With all native species still present, and containing rivers that drain to three ocean basins, the Crown is considered a climate-ark, a critical landscape for protecting wildlife, landscapes and water. CCI works to address climate change impacts and advance climate-smart conservation in the region.