Projects By Category: Socioeconomics or Ecosystem Services

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

Many organizations in the South are struggling to meet current their current renewable energy mandates. Twelve different organizations in the South Atlantic are now discussing ways to work together to help meet those mandates.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

A native grass/forb field trial/research planting to identify the best mixture of native grasses and forbs that optimize native plant diversity, ecological benefits, and biomass yield for anaerobic digestion is necessary as a proof-of-concept.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • North Pacific LCC

Incorporate Heiltsuk Traditional Knowledge and Values into ecosystem-based management planning within Strategic Landscape Reserve Design (SLRD) Landscape Units. Identify areas to set aside from logging (harvesting) over short and long term timeframes.

  • North Pacific LCC

Obtain information regarding past catastrophic events, such as tsunamis, and TEK through oral history interviews with Tolowa elders regarding the effects of climate change and tsunamis on traditional smelt fishing camps; generate a GIS model of coastal inundation due to sea level rise and overla

  • North Pacific LCC

This project builds upon existing data and collaborations to incorporate climate change and economic considerations into a decision support framework for prioritizing restoration of passage.

  • 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

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.

  • Great Northern LCC

The purpose of the proposed project is to increase the "cross cultural capacity" of indigenous and non-indigenous groups to collaborate on climate adaptation in the Crown of the Continent (CoC) a sub-region of the GNLCC area.

  • Great Northern LCC

This project will integrate the shared priorities developed by the Arid Lands Initiative (ALI) in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion into implementation mechanisms of existing and new ALI partners.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

This project will evaluate the extent to which planted pine can provide Desired Ecological States for wildlife species using literature review and meta-analyses.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

This project will expand the East Gulf Coastal Plain's existing grassland bird habitat model for prioritizing habitat management to include non-avian species of conservation concern in theGulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks region.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

This research project will identify effective landowner engagement strategies and incentives to sustain ecosystem services (e.g., clean water, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics) in the Southeastern United States through a focused case in three major habitat types (bottomland

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

Ecosystem services provided by floodplains include removal of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediments, and sequestration of carbon. Effectiveness of floodplains in providing these services is dependent on the extent and location of connection between floodplain and river.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

An Iowa State University research team in collaboration with Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and other partners has discovered that strategically adding a little bit of prairie back onto the agricultural landscape can result in many benefits for water and soil quality, habitat for wildlife a

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

The Midwestern Region is dominated by intensive agricultural production, primarily corn and soybeans. Economic pressures result in optimizing acreage planted and may place pressure on producers to resign not enroll in conservation programs.

  • Desert LCC

Overgrazing and fire suppression have led to a loss of deep soils and vegetative cover in the 420,000 acre Alamosa Creek watershed in southwestern New Mexico.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

The purpose of this workshop is to identify important hydro- and ecological relationships that will affect the ability of floodplain managers to optimize their approaches to providing: 1) fish habitat; 2) wildlife habitat; 3) nutrient and sediment processing; and 4) flood regulation.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

Despite growing interest in ecosystem services and multi-functional landscapes, there are still relatively few examples of projects that assess the delivery of multiple goods and services and evaluate how multi-objective conservation strategies can improve outcomes relative to single-objective or

  • Caribbean LCC

We are developing an inventory of conservation based actions, collaborative structures and sources of governance at multiple scales to serve as a basis for an ecosystem governance knowledge base

  • Caribbean LCC

Water budgets and stream flows from El Yunque National Forest over the last decade

  • Caribbean LCC

web based database: who is doing what in the agricultural sector

  • Caribbean LCC

Further development of the capacity of the CLCC to address working lands conservation issuers

  • Desert LCC

The Navajo Nation covers over 70,000 km2 in the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

  • Desert LCC

Rainwater Harvesting and Stormwater Research is a priority research area identified by the Arizona Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Water Sustainability, which recommended that universities take the lead to identify regulatory barriers, cost and benefits, water quality issues and avenues for incre

  • Arctic LCC

This project provides support for development of a K-12 curriculum that makes use of North Slope ShoreZone aerial imagery and Local Knowledge to educate students about coastal processes and the significance of particular geographic places to their culture.

  • Arctic LCC

Agreement with IHS to support ongoing work by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to develop the Rural Alaska Monitoring Program.