Projects By Category: Data Acquisition and Development

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

The Southeast Aquatic Resource Partnership will direct development of science-based instream flow information for water resource managers and policy makers of the SALCC.

  • 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

We will work with Landscape Conservation Cooperative partners to (1) edge match the Oklahoma and Texas Ecological Systems (ECS) data sets, (2) complete an enduring features (ecological site type; geophysical setting) data set for Oklahoma, (3) create a process for up-dating the ECS data set by de

  • 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:

  • Desert LCC

The Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is a self-directed, non-regulatory regional, partnership formed and directed by resource management entities as well as interested public and private entities in the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan Desert and montane sky island regions of the so

  • Western Alaska LCC

Storm tides can influence salinity concentrations of ponds on Kigigak Island, which can affect the breeding population of Spectacled Eider found there. This project will expand instrumentation currently collecting data related to pond water levels and salinities, and tidal dynamics.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project provides travel support for the collection of precision measurements of prioritized benchmarks and submission of these occupations to NOAA NGS for public access.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will develop a searchable geospatial database for stream and lake water temperature monitoring activities in Alaska.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Multi-LCC project, funded by the National LCC Network. This project establishes a statewide framework to improve the hydrography mapping and stewardship in Alaska through the creation of a statewide system to make digital mapping data updates accessible and affordable.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project supports the technical development of a mobile application for identifying and reporting invasive plant species in Alaska. The app will be available for both Android and iOS operating systems.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project supports the development of a key for identifying non-natives plant species, which will be incorporated into a mobile application for identifying and reporting invasive plant species in Alaska.

  • Western Alaska LCC

The goal of this project is to develop a statewide water temperature network with easily understood and readily implemented data standards to support landscape-level assessments.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project establishes a permafrost observation network at the continuous/discontinuous permafrost boundary of the Western Alaska LCC.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project focuses on permafrost change and its effect on lake habitat in Western Alaska. Resource managers and local communities need spatially explicit information to determine past lake habitat changes, identify spatial patterns correlated to climate, and project future habitat changes.

  • Western Alaska LCC

The lake and lagoon surface temperature trends and projections that result from this project will fill a fundamental data gap in western Alaska and will be valuable to scientists and land managers for climate change studies, habitat evaluations, and land and resource management decision making.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Water temperature monitoring can provide early warning signs of climate change effects. The products from this project will provide a framework for better understanding trend in the quality of lake environments in relation to climate change.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will provide an understanding of how precipitation patterns interact with watershed topography to control stream water sources and thermal regimes.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Mid-winter icing events have the potential to lead to population declines of caribou due to restricted access to forage.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Many areas of western Alaska lack snowpack and snow condition data, including the prime winter range for the Western Arctic Caribou Herd.

  • 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.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project supports invasive plant surveys in Bristol Bay communities.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will quantify the effect that the reduction of nearshore ice coverage has on coastal flooding by developing a model accounting for sea ice, tide, wind-driven wave dynamics and currents on storm surges along the Western Alaska coast.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will support data collection in the Bering Sea from a Triaxys oceanographic wave buoy to supplement existing stationary sensors.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Nearshore bathymetry is a vital link that joins offshore water depths to coastal topography.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will result in a complete, mean high water, digital shoreline for coastal Western Alaska stretching from Cape Prince of Wales to Cape Espenberg.

  • Southern Rockies LCC

The purpose of this agreement is to initiate SR LCC-wide data discovery, cataloging, and general GIS analysis to characterize the landscape across the SRLCC geographic area.

  • Pacific Islands LCC

The objective of this experimental research is to determine if genetic enrichment may enhance survival, growth, and adaptation of important native Hawaiian montane plant species to changing precipitation patterns by relocating conspecifics to more favorable climate regimes at higher elevation.

  • Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC

This project will develop a landscape dynamics model to project future (e.g., 25, 50, 100 yrs) trends in cottonwood forest area and age distribution for four remnant floodplain reaches on the Missouri River, based on recent rates (or alternative scenarios) of land use change, cottonwood recruitme

  • Pacific Islands LCC

This endeavor will provide datasets and information in support of the PIRCA, the first comprehensive climate assessment of the Pacific Islands region. Specific work includes climatological and time series data for Wind, Currents, Waves, SST, Chlorophyll, and PAR at each of the U.S.

  • Pacific Islands LCC

This effort will use GCM and coupled numerical wave model output to provide hourly data and statistical measures (mean and top 5% values) of wave height, wave period, wave direction, wind speed, and wind direction for 15 DOI-managed coastal assets (parks and refuges) in the Pacific Ocean for the

  • Pacific Islands LCC

One common way to conduct species vulnerability assessments (VA) to climate change (CC) is to model species distributions and predict CC-related range shifts.

  • Pacific Islands LCC

This project will develop first-ever maps of ecosystem types (landcover) for the Mariana Islands.

  • North Pacific LCC

This work will build on work started to develop cross-boundary geospatial and climate data sets in support of regional conservaiton applications in the coastal temperate rainforest zone of U.S. and Canada.

  • North Pacific LCC

Conduct workshops with natural and cultural resource managers within the NPLCC to assess desired attributes of a new information discovery, access, and management platform

  • North Atlantic LCC

This project updated the Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Map by remapping the Virginia coastal plain and piedmont.

Due to the uncertainty of future climatic patterns and species responses, enduring features of the landscape (geophysical settings) are appropriate targets of assessment, planning, and conservation.

The goal of this project is to develop a detailed national sampling frame for bat monitoring at various spatial scales similar to the recently designed Amphibian and Reptile Monitoring Initiative, which will allow biologists and managers to assess the status of North American bats.

The NCED partnership was initiated through a grant from the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) to begin the development of a first-ever database covering easement data nationwide.

Project goals are to provide LCCs and partners with recommendations of best practices for evaluating aquatic ecological integrity at different landscape scales, identify critical data and needs, and help develop a sustainable, collaborative network around improving integration of assessment produ

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

Compile and map all existing publicly available spatial data that infers an anthropogenic disturbance on the environment in the Canadian portion of the NWB LCC of Canada.

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

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.

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

The LCC will partner with ARLIS to produce an electronic database of the most relevant scientific and resource management literature, planning efforts, and conservation priorities within the NWB LCC region.

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

The NWB LCC and its partners are cooperating with the Alaska Natural Heritage Program (AKNHP) to provide geospatial support in the application and development of the Conservation Matrix Model for the Northwest Boreal region.

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

The NWB LCC is providing funding in support a temporary, part-time GIS specialist who is working to expand the Alaska conservation lands status map to include the full geographic extent of the NWB LCC.

  • Great Northern LCC

The project will complete operational scale connectivity analyses within identified priority linkage areas in the British Columbia-Washington transboundary subregion (from the Cascades crest eastward through the Kettle River Range within the Columbia Mountains).

  • Great Northern LCC

The Canadian portion of the Crown of the Continent (CCoC) ecosystem has been identified as crucial for wolverines north of the US border to 'rescue' or supply individuals and genes through dispersal to the highly fragmented population in the northern US Rocky Mountains.

  • Great Northern LCC

We will complete a habitat model for Greater Sage-Grouse in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion, test connectivity model predictions for Greater Sage-Grouse, integrate model testing results in an adaptive management framework to inform conservation action within the area of the Great Northern Landscap

  • Great Northern LCC

This project will focus on integrating existing riverine/riparian landscape analyses to support decision making by the Arid Lands Initiative and associated partners in the Columbia Basin Partner Forum.

  • Great Northern LCC

The GNLCC Multi-dimensional Synthesis is a synthesis of existing information in four categories to promote a common understanding of situation, existing information and information gaps, as well as providing an index of programmatic, resource and other climate and landscape related information fo