Projects By Category: Informing Conservation Delivery

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 Northern

In May 2014, the GNLCC Steering Committee approved two pilot projects explore approaches to landscape-scale coordination to enhance science-based management across the GNLCC.

  • Great Northern

The Heart of the Rockies Initiative (HOTR), on behalf of its High Divide Collaborative partners, seeks support to identify and evaluate future landscape configurations that address the needs of local communities while conserving the High Divides unique landscape resources.

  • Great Northern

The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) is sponsoring the Sage Steppe Partner Forum to help facilitate collaboration among conservation practitioners and partnerships that share landscape conservation challenges in an eco-geographic context.

  • Great Northern

The bull trout is an ESA-listed species that relies on cold stream environments across the Northwest and is expected to decline with climate change.

  • Great Northern

As the impacts of climate change amplify, understanding the consequences for wetland dynamics will be critical for their sustainable management and conservation, particularly in arid regions such as the CP ecoregion.

  • Great Northern

This project is intended to advance wolverine conservation across the Rocky Mountains and North Cascades in the contiguous United States.

  • Great Northern

Existing climate change science and guidance for restoring and maintaining whitebark pine forests will be evaluated using landscape simulation modeling to inform implementation of the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (GYCC) Whitebark Pine (WBP) subcommittees WBP Strategy.

  • Great Northern

In May 2014, the GNLCC Steering Committee approved two pilot projects explore approaches to landscape-scale coordination to enhance science-based management across the GNLCC.

  • Great Northern

For the past six years, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has funded the USGS to study fish responses to restoration efforts and to construct a model relating stream habitat with fish population dynamics in the Methow River Basin, a tributary of the Columbia River.

  • Great Northern

The Washington Connected Landscapes Project will provide a framework to address the interacting impacts of habitat fragmentation and climate change on ecological systems and wildlife species within the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) boundary.

  • Great Northern

This project is part of an ongoing effort to develop and implement a landscape level decision support system (DSS) across the boundaries of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana.

  • Great Northern

Native fish of the Columbia River Basin, and the ecosystems that support them, are an innate and critical part of Nez Perce culture.

  • Pacific Islands

Project Summary

  • Pacific Islands

Develop a thorough analysis of the current policies, mandates, institutional relationships and practices that affect decisions and actions by conservation entities in Hawai’i regarding climate change adaptation, and recommendations for potential improvements.  

  • Pacific Islands

The objective of this project is to identify areas where herbivore management interventions would be the most effective in promoting coral reef recovery and resiliency following the recent coral bleaching.

  • Pacific Islands

Summary   PICCC Climate Change Adaptation Video Series will be a series of video created in close coordination with the PICCC profiling case studies of climate change adaptation as conducted by conservationists in Hawai`i.

  • Pacific Islands

Hawaiian forest birds are imperiled, with fewer than half the original > 40 species remaining extant.

  • Pacific Islands

As the impacts of global climate change on species are increasingly evident, there is a clear need to adapt conservation efforts worldwide.

  • Pacific Islands

Recent studies show that past and ongoing environmental changes have been substantial and have likely already affected conservation efforts in Hawaii.

  • Pacific Islands

Background: Climate velocity is a concept derived from the intersection between ecology and climate change.

  • Pacific Islands

Conservation efforts in isolated archipelagos such as Hawai’i often focus on habitat-based conservation and restoration efforts that benefit multiple species. Unfortunately, identifying locations where such efforts are safer from climatic shifts is still challenging.

  • Pacific Islands

In conservation, one challenge of climate change adaptation is that acting on projected long-term climatic threats requires two ‘leaps’ by managers: 1) Acting on climate-based inf

  • Pacific Islands

·       Anticipating potential shifts in plant communities has been a major challenge in climate-change ecology.

  • North Atlantic

With support from the North Atlantic LCC and Hurricane Sandy Disaster Mitigation funds the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (www.streamcontinuity.org) has developed a regional crossing assessment protocol and database, scoring systems

  • North Atlantic

Science delivery program to make marsh and coastal resiliency information and tools easily available to decision makers at scales and formats needed delivery network through MARCO to Mid-Atlantic coastal states and communities as well as beach and marsh restoration, protection and management deci

  • North Atlantic

Science delivery program to make marsh and coastal resiliency information and tools easily available to decision makers at scales and formats needed delivery network through NROC to Northeastern coastal states and communities as well as beach and marsh restoration, protection and management decis

  • North Atlantic

Training for states and towns to collaboratively increase resiliency and improve standards for culverts and road stream crossings to future floods while restoring aquatic connectivity.

  • Plains and Prairie Potholes

PLAN VISION

  • Plains and Prairie Potholes

Wyoming's State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) is a comprehensive strategy to maintain the health and diversity of wildlife within the state, including reducing the need for future listings under the Endangered Species Act.

  • South Atlantic

The proposed project focuses upon two major goals:
1. Designate Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs) in the South Atlantic Landscape, and develop an adaptive management plan for those areas.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

The Monarch’s View of a City project will lay the groundwork for design principles to guide the development, testing and deployment of future urban conservation for the Monarch butterfly across the Eastern half of the country.

  • Plains and Prairie Potholes

This carbon sequestration research is part of a new pilot grassland conservation program to protect at-risk grasslands from conversion to cropland in the northern Great Plains. Natural resources partners have leveraged more than $3 million in private and federal funding to support an innovative p

  • Plains and Prairie Potholes

We connect science and people. This July 9 - 10, 2014, the LCC will host its second Connections Workshop in Billings, Montana, to promote continued collaboration between scientists, managers, communicators and policy experts.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

Today more than 80% of Americans live in urban areas and by 2050 it is estimated that 70% of the world’s population will call a city ‘home’. Our cities are built on lands and river systems that connect to larger natural areas.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

The EPiC / Urban Conservation Core Team is a small group of volunteers that provides leadership and direction for the EPiC / Urban Conservation Technical Advisory Group.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

Monarch butterfly habitat—including milkweed host plants and nectar food sources—has declined drastically throughout most of the United States.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

The Floodplain Forest Workshop that was held in Dubuque on September 15-17, 2015. The agenda included presentations and discussions regarding floodplain forest issues ranging from system level influences to floodplain forest threats to site level management.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

How did this multi-LCC initiative develop?

  • Desert

Native Nations face unique challenges related to climate change, many of which are detailed in recent reports as part of the U.S. National Climate Assessment (Bennett et al. 2014; Hiza Redsteer et al.

  • 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

There are few resources that provide managers cross-scale information for planning climate adaptation strategies for species and taxa at risk. Appropriate allocation of resources requires an understanding of mechanisms influencing a species’ risk to global change. Dr.

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

Control of invasive sea lamprey recruitment from tributary streams is a major management objective in the Great Lakes, and benefits from barriers that prevent access to spawning habitat.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

In June 2015, the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) granted $80,000 to the City of St.

  • Gulf Coast Prairie

Habitat fragmentation is considered to be a leading cause that is responsible for the long-term population declines of Northern Bobwhites.

  • Gulf Coast Prairie

Habitat fragmentation and degradation are considered to be a leading causes of long-term population declines of Northern Bobwhites and many other species of grassland birds, such as Eastern Meadowlark.  Research is needed to understand the factors causing habitat loss and fragmentation and to ide

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

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.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers

Monarch butterfly and other pollinators are in trouble. Monarch butterfly habitat— including milkweed host plants and nectar food sources—has declined drastically throughout most of the United States.

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

The concept of adaptive management provides a set of good business principles to guide strategic habitat conservation, but these principles are only useful if they are put into practice through a complimentary set of business operations.

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

Waterfowl are ecologically, culturally, and economically important and their annual and long-term distributions in North America can substantially impact ecological relationships and have economic impacts.  In Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana alone, recent annual sales of Federal Duck Stamps e