Year of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Other Degree Name/Area of Focus
Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Certificate
Department or School/College
Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy
Len Broberg, Shawn Johnson
Large landscape conservation, social impact, evaluation, network, collaborative conservation, Crown of the Continent
University of Montana
For over a decade the Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent – a landscape-scale collaborative conservation network– has convened and connected people together to enhance conservation, culture, and community in the Crown of the Continent region. After years of conferences, workshops, and projects, participants have expressed a need to take stock of the difference that the network has made. This paper shares the results of an evaluation that used both qualitative and quantitative methods to assess the social impacts the Roundtable has generated for active participants. Study results reveal that the Roundtable has generated measurable and meaningful impacts for active participants, including enhanced relationships, increased trust, expanded collaboration with Tribes and First Nations, and greater cultural understanding. This study also found that by generating these impacts, the Roundtable has facilitated collaboration across borders and enabled actively participating organizations to catalyzed change across the Crown. In addition to highlighting the impacts that funders, organizations, and individuals have generated through their participation in the Roundtable, this study also identifies gaps and opportunities for the network to optimize their efforts in the future.
Anklam, T. 2021. Evaluating the Social Impact of the Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent. University of Montana: Missoula, Montana.
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