Projects

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives use a collaborative approach to identify landscape-scale conservation solutions. LCCs work across jurisdictional and political boundaries to work with partners to: meet unfilled conservation needs, develop decision support tools, share data and knowledge and facilitate and foster partnerships.

As part of a shared science strategy, LCCs coordinate closely with the National Climate Change and Wildlife Center and the eight regional Climate Science Centers as well as Migratory Bird Joint Ventures and National Fish Habitat Partnerships across North America.

  • Great Plains

The Rainwater Basin in south-central Nebraska includes a complex of seasonally shallow playa wetlands that attract millions of migratory waterfowl as well as other waterbirds, including the federally and state listed endangered whooping crane.

  • Great Plains

Building upon the successful efforts of SARP, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and other federal, state, and local partners to establish and implement NFCAs in the Llano River watershed, TX and Chipola River watershed, FL (Birdsong et al., 2015, Garrett et al.

  • Great Plains

We found few reports in the literature containing useful data on the nesting phenology of lesser prairie-chickens; therefore, managers must rely on short-term observations and measurements of parameters that provide some predictive insight into climate impacts on nesting ecology.

  • Great Plains

Habitat loss and fragmentation are widely recognized as among the most important threats to global biodiversity. New analytical approaches are providing improved ability to predict the effects of landscape change on population connectivity at vast spatial extents.

  • Great Plains

The basic task of inventorying biodiversity has actually been under way for many years.

  • Great Plains

Mapping ecological systems of Kansas and Nebraska expands upon previous work completed for Texas and Oklahoma and advances the desire of regional and state partners to have a consistently mapped seamless land cover for the Great Plains region.

  • Northwest Boreal

The geodiversity approach uses topography to define landscape features. Topography can be a proxy for ecological function.

  • Northwest Boreal

The Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in partnership with the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative, embarked on a project to map and quantify the human footprint across interior Alaska and northwestern Canada.

  • Northwest Boreal

Describing the social network that links the interconnected partners is the first step to leverage the network’s capacity to be greater than the sum of its parts.The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative partners and a social network scientist are applying social network theory to c

  • Northwest Boreal

This pending report will describe and quantify the extent of and trends climate change impacts on fire return intervals in Alaska and Canada's boreal forests.

  • Northwest Boreal

The Yukon North Slope is an arctic “hot spot” of climate change-induced effects with profound significance for the Inuvialuit and the larger region.

  • Northwest Boreal

Describing the social network that links the interconnected partners is the first step to leverage the network’s capacity to be greater than the sum of its parts.

  • Northwest Boreal

The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) is a partnership between agencies involved in land management across Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia.

  • Northwest Boreal

Describing the social network that links the interconnected partners is the first step to leverage the network’s capacity to be greater than the sum of its parts.The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative partners and a social network scientist are applying social network theory to c

  • Northwest Boreal

This project documented the traditional ecosystem management practices of the Gwich’in and Koyukon community of Beaver, Alaska through the collection of oral histories.

  • Northwest Boreal

The Circumboreal Vegetation Mapping (CBVM) group is a group of vegetation scientists within the Arctic Council’s CAFF Program devoted to mapping the vegetation of the entire circumboreal region.

  • Great Basin

Project to provide information to support the GBLCC's implementation of a new project tracking system.

  • Great Basin

FY2014
Recent drought, change agents and the spectrum of greater management needs have highlighted the relative dearth of in situ weather and climate measurement stations in the Great Basin. Thus, interest has grown in supplementing or initiating atmospheric and hydrologic measurements.

  • Great Basin

FY2014
Recent drought, change agents and the spectrum of greater management needs have highlighted the relative dearth of in situ weather and climate measurement stations in the Great Basin. Thus, interest has grown in supplementing or initiating atmospheric and hydrologic measurements.

  • Great Basin

Project to provide information to support the GBLCC's implementation of a new project tracking system.

  • Great Basin

Project to provide information to support the GBLCC's implementation of a new project tracking system.

  • Great Basin

FY2014
Recent drought, change agents and the spectrum of greater management needs have highlighted the relative dearth of in situ weather and climate measurement stations in the Great Basin. Thus, interest has grown in supplementing or initiating atmospheric and hydrologic measurements.

  • Great Basin

FY2014
Recent drought, change agents and the spectrum of greater management needs have highlighted the relative dearth of in situ weather and climate measurement stations in the Great Basin. Thus, interest has grown in supplementing or initiating atmospheric and hydrologic measurements.

  • Great Basin

Project to provide information to support the GBLCC's implementation of a new project tracking system.

  • Caribbean

The mission of the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative is to provide science and technology for conservation planning and action leading to a mutually desired landscape of the future (Nassauer and Opdam 2008, USFWS 2012).

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers
  • Appalachian
  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks
  • Plains and Prairie Potholes
  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

The Mississippi River Basin / Gulf Hypoxia Initiative (MRB/GHI), spearheaded by seven LCCs, is undertaking a strategic and transparent process to create an integrated framework that supports planning, design, configuration, and delivery of wildlife conservation practices within the watershed.

  • Caribbean

The conservation community of the Caribbean can feel small, at times, or as vast as the ocean that
surrounds us. In a growingly complex world of environmental and social obstacles it is imperative to

  • Caribbean

We are analyzing spatial factors of land cover transition in Puerto Rico and conducting state and transition simulation modeling of vegetation dynamics.

  • Western Alaska

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (YKD) encompasses the southernmost, warmest parts of the arctic tundra biome and is renowned for its high biological productivity and large subsistence-based human population.

  • Caribbean

Water budgets and stream flows from El Yunque National Forest over the last decade

  • Caribbean

Purpose of the PA-CAT:
To provide information and guidance in support of establishment and management of comprehensive protected areas systems in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Role/Tasks:

  • Caribbean

Lidar assessment of habitat characteristics in NE Puerto Rico

  • Caribbean

To enhance the chances of restoring and protecting Puerto Rico’s beaches by synthesizing guidelines and procedures on beach characterization and profiling, planting, fertilization, irrigation, maintenance, monitoring, etc.

  • Caribbean

An atlas to spatially present the best science about El Yunque National Forest to community groups involved in developing the new EYNF Management Plan

  • Desert

Sky Island Alliance will develop science and conservation-based guidance to assist natural resource managers in responding to expected climate change and other stressors on springs ecosystems in sky island regions of the Desert LCC.

  • North Pacific

A "gateway" using Data Basin technology has been developed to serve the data integration, collaboration and outreach needs of the NPLCC.