In the Rocky Mountain West, our mission is to strengthen an efficient and effective network of permanently protected
areas embedded in a matrix of well-managed public, private, and tribal lands. Together, these lands secure the
long-term needs of wildlife facing a growing human footprint and threats from climate change and water scarcity.
WCS Community Partnerships Program works within the WCS US Northern Rockies Program. From the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Crown of the Continent to the Salmon-Selway Ecosystem, the northern Rockies is home to an amazing variety of native species including grizzly bears, wolverines, gray wolves, elk, moose, pronghorn, trumpeter swans, Greater sage grouse, and cutthroat trout. Moreover, this region provides room for large-scale ecological processes such as fire, flood, long-distance migration, and predator-prey interactions. The goal of the WCS Northern Rockies Program is to safeguard ecological integrity and resilience of the northern Rockies by conserving and interlinking populations of species native to the region, and securing an abundance, variety and quality of wild lands and wild waters. WCS Community Partnerships Program integrates local perspectives, participation, and conservation solutions to our Northern Rockies program framework.