Projects By Category: Data Management and Integration

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.

  • Appalachian

Future climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies will be dependent on the best available projections of how the regional climate will change and the impacts those changes will have on the region’s natural and cultural resources.

  • Appalachian

The Data Needs Assessment research project was undertaken to review the variety of resources on conservation planning to provide packages of products, data, and identified data gaps to improve conservation planning in the Appalachian LCC.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks

The Conservation Blueprint provides a foundation to design strategies for collaborative conservation effort to achieve sustainable landscapes in the face of change.

  • Northwest Boreal

Partners within the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative are taking early steps to develop a coordinated Northwest Boreal Monitoring System.

  • Great Northern

WGFD has a quantity of GPS-based animal movement data available for processing.

  • Great Northern

WGFD has a quantity of GPS-based animal movement data available for processing.

  • Great Northern

This workshop introduced and demonstrated key concepts and a series of software tools, whichallow managers, biologists, and conservationists to efficiently evaluate predictors of wildlife space-use and generate spatial models based on that analysis.

  • Great Northern

The Conservation Efforts Database is a joint effort by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services and U.S. Geological Survey to collect data on federally listed candidate, threatened, and endangered species.

  • Arctic

The Alaska Data Integration Working Group (ADIwg) Metadata Toolkit is an open source, suite of web applications for authoring and editing metadata for both spatial and non-spatial projects and datasets.

  • Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands

Using Automated Identification System (AIS) point data acquired from Alaska Marine Exchange’s station-based networks in the Aleutians and Bering Strait and satellite platforms maintained by ExactEarth to produce monthly and seasonal summaries of commercial shipping intensity by ship type.

  • Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands

The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI LCC) is a self-directed partnership whose mission is to promote coordination, dissemination, and development of applied science to inform conservation of natural and cultural resources in the face of climate change and o

  • Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands

This project integrates projections from two climate downscaling approaches into a series of future climate scenarios that will be used to assess the vulnerability of resources and ecosystem services within the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands LCC.

  • Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands

We propose using an existing, longterm data set of sea urchin production, sea otter performance, and ecosystem state metrics from the last 30 years to

  • Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands

Partners developed a simulation model to better show how various projections associated with increased marine traffic in the Bering Sea might look in the coming decades.

  • Gulf Coast Prairie

Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative partners need new computer models to help address threats to grassland habitats, such as land conversion and habitat fragmentation, affecting LCC focal species such as the northern bobwhite and eastern meadowlark.

  • Western Alaska

This project provided systematic coastal habitat imagery and mapping for the Alaska Peninsula shoreline following the Alaska ShoreZone Mapping Protocol and made these products web-accessible. The completed mapping product is available on the ShoreZone website in a searchable dataset.

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

This project addressed regional climate change effects on aquatic food webs in the Great Lakes.

  • North Atlantic

This project inventoried modifications to both tidal inlet and sandy, oceanfront beach habitats along the Atlantic coast from Maine through North Carolina.

  • North Atlantic

In response to the threats of land use and changing environmental conditions, the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) and the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (NEAFWA) coordinated a team of partners from 13 states, the U.S.

  • North Atlantic

This agreement supported the Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas project, later renamed "Nature's Network," of the North Atlantic LCC partnership.

  • North Atlantic

In the face of rapid environmental change, a strategic approach is necessary to most efficiently target conservation actions for the hundreds of fish and wildlife species for which the agencies are responsible. One element in the strategic approach advanced by the U.S.

  • North Atlantic

In 2012, the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC) embarked on an Information
Management Needs Assessment with the goal of better understanding the information technology

  • South Atlantic

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) project area supports a wide variety of critical estuarine and marine habitats. However, the existing maps of these resources were created at different scales and are housed in a variety of locations.

  • South Atlantic

This project seeks to develop a tool that strategically identifies priority areas for land protection. This is a pilot study to assess the extent of taxa that contain adequate genetic sampling within the south Atlantic ecoregion for characterization of intraspecific genetic variation.

  • South Atlantic

1 year of maintenance (Oct 1, 2014 – Sept 30, 2015) of Maintenance For 4 CPAs in the SE (SE Region CPA, South Atlantic LCC CPA, Pennisular Florida CPA, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks CPA).

  • South Atlantic

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) recently completed an unprecedented assessment of almost 14,000 dams in the Northeastern United States.

  • South Atlantic

Version 2.0 Data Viewer for the South Atlantic

  • South Atlantic

This project provides technical assistance in integrating the Waterfall instream flow models developed for the South Atlantic LCC by RTI with the PRMS models being developed in the neighboring Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC is one of 22 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) that serve as a forum for collaboration among many diverse partners working together to meet shared natural and cultural resource priorities for current and future generations.

  • North Pacific

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) lead a second workshop to develop cross-boundary geospatial and climate data sets in support of regional conservation applications in the coastal temperate rainforest zone of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia.

  • North Pacific

A searchable database of climate change researchers, research and tools was developed. This effort was done in cooperation with a similar funded effort by the University of Alaska, SE to cover the North Pacific LCC geographic range.

  • North Pacific

The North Pacific LCC helped sponsor the Second Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference. This two day, regional conference included a panel discussion on federal climate science endeavors in the Pacific NW.

  • North Pacific

This project supported a bi-national workshop bringing together researchers and practitioners from across the range of the NPLCC.

  • Great Northern

Stream temperature data will be compiled from federal and provincial government agencies, as well as other data holders in British Columbia which will be housed in an interagency database.

  • Great Northern

LC MAP, the Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal, allows GNLCC partners to discover, use, develop, manage, and distribute datasets that address LCC priority issues.

  • Gulf Coast Prairie

The GCP LCC Steering Committee tasked the GCP LCC Science Team to reduce to 25 a list Surrogate Species (from a long list of Priority, and Focal Species) for use in conservation planning.

  • South Atlantic

Project 1. Coordinated monitoring of fire impacts throughout the South Atlantic

  • South Atlantic

The purpose of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) is to inform the management of natural and cultural heritage resources in response to shifts in climate, habitat fragmentation and loss, and other landscape level challenges.

  • Desert

The Desert LCC will provide the 50% of the Federal component of funds, and the work designed will support the science objectives for the Desert LCC and its partners as well as provide needed improvements to the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) in the Lower Colorado River Region, and beyond.

  • Desert

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

This project will result in development of an information management and delivery system to coordinate science communication platforms and to build a catalog inside of the USGS ScienceBase data and information management platform.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers
  • Plains and Prairie Potholes

The best hope for recovering and maintaining ecosystem function and services for the tallgrass prairie ecosystem is reconstruction.

  • Western Alaska

Viable sockeye salmon populations are critical to the economy, culture, and freshwater ecosystems of Bristol Bay in Western Alaska, and it is unclear how populations might respond to warming temperatures during the critical life history stages of spawning and embryo incubation.

  • Western Alaska

The project will complete an extensive mapping of coastal change along the entire coastline of the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC). The work will provide important baseline information on the distribution and magnitude of landscape changes over the past 41 years.

  • Western Alaska

Understanding the causes of relative sea level rise requires knowledge of changes to both land (uplift and subsidence) and sea level. However, measurements of coastal uplift or subsidence are almost completely lacking in western Alaska.

  • Western Alaska

Alaska’s freshwater resources, vitally important for salmon and other species, are vulnerable to changes resulting from climate change.

  • Western Alaska
  • Arctic

This project is focused on establishing a statewide framework to improve the hydrography mapping and stewardship in Alaska.

  • Western Alaska

Water temperature is one of the most significant factors in the health of stream ecosystems.