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.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

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 LCC

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 LCC

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 LCC

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 LCC

How did this multi-LCC initiative develop?

  • Desert LCC

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 LCC

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 LCC

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 LCC

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 LCC

In 2015-2016, the City of St. Louis proposes to partner with several local stakeholders to expand Milkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project (M4M) using targeted education and outreach to City schools and neighborhoods. The Missouri Botanical Garden and St.

  • Gulf Coast Prairie LCC

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

  • Gulf Coast Prairie LCC

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 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.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

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 LCC

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

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC

The emerald ash borer (EAB) poses a tremendous threat to ash forest habitats across the upper Great Lakes.

  • Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC

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.

  • Peninsular Florida LCC

During 2015, Dr. Romanach will work with the steering committee and PFLCC staff on identifying and setting conservation targets

  • Peninsular Florida LCC

Identifying landowner tools for conservation beyond just easements and fee simple purchse as well as defining conservation delivery networks.

  • Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC

The Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative identified habitat loss (factors influencing land use and land conversion) as a key research need in 2012. This grassland-wetland ecosystem provides essential habitat for an array of wildlife, especially waterfowl.

  • 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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • North Atlantic LCC

The North Atlantic LCC and Northeast states developed a synthesis of regional conservation information for State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) revisions.

  • 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.

  • North Atlantic LCC

This project will develop a comprehensive terrestrial habitat map for the entire extent of the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC) region by extending the Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Map to Atlantic Canada and southern Quebec.

  • 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.

  • North Atlantic LCC

The goal of the project is to help more efficiently achieve a resilient Appalachian forest landscape within the NALCC geography that is built upon a broadly shared vision for a sustainable, connected mosaic of forest habitats and waters that are home to thriving intact ecosystems and human commun

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

This project will create a model for bridging the divide between traditional knowledge systems and western science by documenting the traditional ecosystem management practices of the Gwich'in and Koyukon community of Beaver, Alaska through the collection of oral histories.

  • North Atlantic LCC

Coastal marshes serve a variety of important functions including flood control, spawning/rearing areas for marine life, and critical habitat for many bird species of conservation concern.

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

Dr. Dawn Magness, ecologist with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, is conducting a pilot analysis to identify core areas that connect the federal conservation estate across AK.

  • North Atlantic LCC

The purpose of this demonstration project is to show how North Atlantic LCC science products can be used to inform conservation for a Northeast habitat and resilience "hotspot." The Trust for Public Land will integrate LCC and other science products into a clearinghouse and analysis too

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

With funding provided by the LCC Network, the NWB LCC is joining with other Alaska-based LCCs to collaborate with the Conservation Biology Institute in the development of a Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA) for Alaska and Northwest Canada.

  • North Atlantic LCC

Through a stakeholder-driven process, the project team is developing a multi-criteria decision support tool to allow resource managers to visualize and manipulate information on aquatic habitats and threats to prioritize areas for conservation action.

  • North Atlantic LCC

This project brings together the major partners involved in road-stream crossings to assess river and stream continuity and set priorities for restoring connectivity, and reducing flood damage to road crossings, within the North Atlantic region.

  • North Atlantic LCC

The Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA) was created to help fulfill the mission of the NALCC and to create a common platform and communication method for the partnership.

  • North Atlantic LCC

The Highstead Foundation will work with partners to deliver, disseminate, and communicate North Atlantic LCC science products to help advance the knowledge base, strategic conservation planning, and on-the-ground conservation success of regional conservation partnerships (RCPs).

  • North Atlantic LCC

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will facilitate integration of regional science through local land-use decision-making to enhance stewardship of North Atlantic LCC conservation priorities.

  • North Atlantic LCC

Open Space Institute's (OSI) will disseminate knowledge and tools across the northeast U.S. and the Canadian Maritimes necessary to advance the application of NA LCC data sets for land conservation.

The LCC Performance Measures Project is intended to: Follow the direction of the LCC Performance Measures Working Group; Assess the needs of individual LCCs specific to Performance Measures (PM); Assess the needs of the LCC network specific to PM; Review PM frameworks from natural resource and so

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

Foster cross-boundary integration and synthesis of landscape conservation design efforts across LCCs by 1) identifying opportunities and challenges in alternative methodologies for making individual LCC's design efforts compatible and 2) to implement a pilot effort to demonstrate these '

  • Northwest Boreal LCC

The primary goals of this project are to:

  • North Atlantic LCC

This project completed three assessments of the vulnerability of terrestrial, aquatic, and coastal habitats (ecosystems) to climate change, including sea level rise.