Projects By Category: Conservation Planning

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.

  • South Atlantic LCC

In 2012, the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) began development of its process to select natural resource indicators and targets as specific landscape scale measures of success for natural resources.

  • South Atlantic LCC

The South Atlantic LCC is seeking technical assistance in the testing process for their newly chosen terrestrial natural resource indicators (http://www.southatlanticlcc.org/indicators).

  • South Atlantic LCC

Goals: The Project Partners will work to improve the connection between restricted range and at-risk species conservation and the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint.

  • Gulf Coast Prairie LCC

Submersed aquatic vegetation, a critical component of highly productive coastal ecosystems, is greatly affected by sea level rise.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

How did this multi-LCC initiative develop?

  • South Atlantic LCC

FWS and USGS will collaborate to improve the decision science foundation of the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint. The Blueprint prioritizes areas for shared conservation action in the South Atlantic geography.

  • South Atlantic LCC

Urban communities are increasingly shaping the conservation future of the South Atlantic. Major metropolitan areas present both direct threats, such as loss habitat and open space, and indirect threats, such as creating barriers to connectivity.

  • Desert LCC

The Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Desert LCC) is designing a process that will:

  • produce spatially explicit data and information about focal resources, chosen by the Desert LCC partners;

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC

In the United States, many resources devoted to conservation are routed through states, but animal and plant populations do not conform to state boundaries. Consequently, neighboring states can enhance their collective conservation impact by coordinating natural resources management.

  • Gulf Coast Prairie LCC

Flow alteration -- from new and existing water supply projects, increased urbanization, and drought conditions -- is a pervasive threat to aquatic wildlife throughout the Gulf Coast Prairie region.  One species susceptible to this threat is Guadalupe Bass, an economically and ecologically importa

  • Gulf Coast Prairie LCC

Oyster reefs are one of the most important environmental and economic resources within the coastal regions of the United States.  Although oyster reefs in deeper water have been mapped, the extent and condition of intertidal reefs has not been sufficiently inventoried in most states.  Understandi

  • Desert LCC

Grasslands are among the most threatened ecosystems on the planet (Hoekstra et al 2004). Recently, the bird conservation and grasslands communities have united around a forward looking approach to conservation planning. To accomplish this the following information is needed:

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

The multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative is a joint effort to find the nexus of water quality, wildlife, and people in the Mississippi River Basin.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will compile and analyze existing stream, river and lake temperatures data in SW Alaska, and will result in refinement of the monitoring plan developed to characterize thermal responses to ongoing climate change in the region.

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC

Completion of the National Wildlife Inventory has been identified as a top science priority for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes-LCC (UMGL).  Some areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin still have not been mapped to NWI standards.

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC

Working within the constraints of the SWAP revision timeline, we propose to advance biodiversity conservation within the region by enhancing the regional effectiveness of SWAPs and the ability of the LCC to address regional biodiversity priorities.

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC

Forest-dominated landscapes provide a wide range of ecosystem services to many different sectors of society, including forest products (e.g., timber), recreational opportunities and support of tourism, carbon sequestration, and habitat for fish and wildlife and other biodiversity.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Caribou in southwest Alaska are an important subsistence resource and a potential indicator of ecosystem function. Understanding caribou population declines requires understanding tundra dynamics and habitat quality. This project will establish baseline information on population.

  • Pacific Islands LCC

The primary objective of this project is to bring together Hawaii's climate change scientists, Molokai's traditional fishpond managers, and other natural resource managers to share scientific and cultural knowledge and work together as a team to identify adaptive management strategies f

  • Pacific Islands LCC

Ensembles of corrected IPCC AR5 climate models will be used to project SST, pCO2, and salinity in the insular Pacific. Projections of coral bleaching risk and aragonite saturation state will be used to project years for all reef locations beyond which reefs are likely to rapidly degrade.

  • Pacific Islands LCC

Using biocultural and participatory approaches, we will carry out an in-depth study of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) in Ka'upulehu, Hawaii Island.

  • Pacific Islands LCC

This project will use projections of sea_level rise and coastal inundation to assess the vulnerability of native plant communities and associated cultural sites in the Main Hawaiian Islands between now and 2100.

  • North Pacific LCC

Yurok Tribe will conduct a two phase study on climate change impacts on Yurok Ancestral and Reservation Lands and resources, specific to impacts on wildlife and habitats that support culturally significant species.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will translate existing hydroclimatic data into metrics used for water crossing design and replacement. Objectives for this project are to develop guidelines which account for effects of climate change on current WDFW water crossing design.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will create a targeted and easily understandable guide to tools that support landscape-level planning in the face of climate change. The guide will build on previous NPLCC research on decision support needs with an emphasis on tools currently in use in the region.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will implement climate-smart restoration planning and practices for forest landscapes in the Rogue Basin.

  • North Pacific LCC

A sea level rise vulnerability assessment has been completed for the shorelines of San Juan County Washington.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will implement climate-smart restoration planning and practices for forest landscapes in the Rogue Basin.

  • North Pacific LCC

A recent (2008-2012) outbreak of Geometrid moths has decimated subsistence berry harvest in South Central Alaska. This project will develop a risk model to predict where subsistence berry plants will be most resistant to Geometrid attack.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project aims to support dry forest and savannah habitats in The Georgia Basin. Management objectives are to synthesize existing data into GIS tools that will prioritize land acquisition and conservation investment.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will apply sound science to development of best management practices in the preparation of coast redwoods for climate change at a workshop and related field trip involving multiple partners and others.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project continues the work previously funded by the NPLCC, Climate Adaptation Planning for British Columbia Provincial Parks: A guide to conducting a rapid assessment of climate impacts on park management objectives.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will provide a comprehensive synthesis of beaver recolonization science and techniques for successful reintroduction or population expansion through a thorough, in-depth, coordinated review of all North American beaver-related information, including identification of research gaps an

  • North Pacific LCC

The Cascadia Partner Forum fosters a network of natural resource practitioners working with the Great Northern and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperatives to build the adaptive capacity of the landscape and species living within it.

  • North Pacific LCC

The Quartz Valley Indian Reservation will partner with tribes, federal agencies and higher education institutions in the Klamath Basin on a tribal youth intern program for the summer of 2014.

  • Peninsular Florida LCC

This is a integrated scenario project to the PFLCC line that incorporates updated critical land and water identification project layers with a decision support system for landscape conservation planning in Florida.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will integrate a map-based interface into the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Community Subsistence Information System to provide for simple navigation, and representation of the availability of information by type, time series, and location.

  • Peninsular Florida LCC

In 2006, the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida called for an identification of those lands and waters in the state that are critical to the conservation of Florida's natural resources.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project builds on existing work by the Washington Habitat Connectivity Working Group to provide scientific analyses and tools necessary to conserve wildlife habitat connectivity.

  • North Pacific LCC

Existing stream temperature data will be compiled from numerous federal, state, tribal, and private sources to develop an integrated regional database.

  • Peninsular Florida LCC

UF CLIP updates will include: Sea Level Rise and Coastal-Inland Connectivity; overlay analysis comparing sea level rise scenarios with all CLIP data layers to provide a basic assessment of the potential impacts.

  • North Pacific LCC

A conservation and restoration priorities tool will be developed that will provide online access to regional information including: climate change projections, watershed condition, freshwater and terrestrial species, forest ecosystem information and invasive species information.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will evaluate the impacts of future climate change scenarios on the survival and viability of Pacific lamprey and Pacific Eulachon populations that are used as food sources by the Native American tribes of the Columbia River Basin and the coastal areas of Washington and Oregon.

  • Peninsular Florida LCC

HAZUS inundation modeling in Bay, Hillsboro, Brevard, St Lucie and in FY 15 Franklin to Hernando (Panhandle)counties study. Inundation modeling includes the 0.5 and 1 m sea level rise woth the 100 year storm by 2100.

  • North Pacific LCC

Twelve expert focus groups will be convened for comprehensive, cross-disciplinary discussions on climate change effects and adaptation strategies in marine/coastal and freshwater ecosystems across the North Pacific LCC landscape. Challenges and science or tool gaps will also be discussed.

  • North Pacific LCC

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

  • Peninsular Florida LCC

Scenarios, CLIP, and induation modeling will be incorporated into a decision support framework to help planners and managers view the information and be able to develop management options and adaptation plans in areas were need

  • North Pacific LCC

Hydrologic projections will be developed for diverse wetland habitats in the Pacific Northwest for the 2020s, 2040s and 2080s, which can be used to support ecological and landscape-based vulnerability assessments and climate adaptation planning.

  • North Pacific LCC

This project will complete a tribally-based climate change vulnerability assessment t and adaptation plan for Eulachon that spawn in the Chilkoot and Chilkat rivers near Haines, Alaska.

  • Peninsular Florida LCC

The GeoAdaptive and GeoDesign scenarios were extended to the state of Florida line and incorporated CLIP 3.0 into the scenarios for the ecological input.