Remarkable Beyond Boundaries: Shaping the Future of the Crown of the Continent

September 23, 2010 - 6:00am to September 24, 2010 - 6:00am

First Annual Conference Will Explore Policies of Place

For two days in September, a diverse gathering in Waterton National Park will explore the past, present, and future of the Crown of the Continent. Convened by the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy on September 23-24, 2010, the conference features keynote speakers Jack Nesbit (author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson across Western North America), Jonathan B. Tourtellot (Director and Geotourism Editor, National Geographic Traveler), Darrell Kipp (Director, Piegan Institute), Lynn Scarlett (former Deputy Secretary of the Interior), and the Hon. Jim Prentice (Canada’s Minister of Environment; invited).

Keynote speakers, panelists, and audience members will examine the unique elements that define what it means to live and work in the Crown of the Continent, celebrating the efforts of people and organizations to preserve the culture, heritage, communities, and landscape of the region now and for future generations. Participants will assess the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and build relationships and knowledge to shape the future of the region.

Registration is now open and rooms are filling fast.  For more information on the conference, including registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit


Waterton Park , AB