The Crown of the Continent Ecosystem Education Consortium’s (COCEEC) website will no longer be available as of September 2016. For information about collaborative efforts happening in the Flathead Valley and the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, visit Flathead Community of Resource Educator’s website.
For over 20 years, the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem Education Consortium (COCEEC) has worked to raise awareness and maintain integrity of the intricate components and functions of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (CCE) by incorporating a bioregional focus to the diverse education and outreach programs found within it. Throughout its history, COCEEC participants strove to support coordination and cooperation amongst individuals, organizations, and agencies whose purpose is to educate people of all ages about the human and natural resources of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.
Today, there are many collaborative efforts happening within the CCE. Partnerships and other ecosystem-wide groups have formed, providing a greater cohesion of community members working toward maintaining the integrity of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.
It is with this in mind that COCEEC founder Dr. Lex Blood, and the organization’s administrative committee, felt the time had come for other groups to build upon what COCEEC has started, furthering and expanding collaborative efforts within the CCE. From mini-grants to resource books to partnerships, COCEEC has built a legacy for others to draw upon. Thanks to all who participated along the way, and here’s to the future of this treasured landscape we call the Crown of the Continent.