Crown of the Continent
Crown of the Continent & Idaho Panhandle
Located within the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and the states of Idaho and Montana, the Crown of the Continent’s 27 million acres contain a diverse array of nationally and internationally significant ecological values. The Rocky Mountain Front on the eastern side of the COC is the only place in North America where grizzly bears still roam from the mountains to the Great Plains. The largest uninterrupted wetlands in western North America are located in Crown at the headwaters of the Columbia River in British Columbia. At a landscape scale, the Crown links the Canadian Rockies with the US Northern Rockies of Idaho and Montana.