Projects By Product: Pilot or Case Study

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.

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.

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.

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.

Based on success at reversing coral bleaching in a small-scale cooling experiment, this project will explore methods to scale up cooling to larger areas, using water pumps to pump cool water from deep areas off the edge of the reef.

Hawaii currently lacks management decision-support tools that integrate climate and invasive species effects on ecosystem services such as watershed function and native species health.

This project is developing a partner-driven, science-based approach for identifying and prioritizing culvert road stream crossings in the area impacted by Hurricane Sandy for increasing resilience to future floods while improving aquatic connectivity for fish passage.

In this project, State Fish and Wildlife Diversity Agencies are working together to establish Regional Conservation Opportunity Areas (RCOAs).

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 '

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.

The project developed habitat capability models for representative wildlife species. It was part of a project led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst to enhance the capacity of partners to assess and design sustainable landscape conservation in the Northeast (see NALCC_2010_01).

This project highlights the potential for LCCs to facilitate collaboration among conservation practitioners and research scientists to plan for the future.

This collaborative project provided biologists and managers along the Atlantic coast with tools to predict effects of accelerating sea-level rise on the distribution of piping plover breeding habitat, test those predictions, and feed results back into the modeling framework to improve predictive

The objective of this national Landscape Conservation Cooperative project is to conduct a technical review of the alternative methodologies being used byLandscape Conservation Cooperative s in the East and to identify the challenges and opportunities in bringing these designs together seamlessly.

Pinion (Pinus spp.) and juniper (Juniperus spp.) current occupy about 19 m,illion hectars in the Intermountain West. Prioir to 1860, about 66% of what is now woodland occurred as sagebrush plant steppe communites.

Grazing by livestock and feral horses are hypothesized to negatively impact sage-grouse populations through the impact on vegetation in habitats used by sage-grouse. No controlled studies of grazing impacts on sage-grouse or their habitats exist.

1) Develop a Walker River Vision document which will include Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of the traditional plants, wildlife, fish and water located on the reservation and traditional hunting/ gathering areas of the Agai Dicutta Numa (Walker River Paiutes) for use in future resource ma

This project will explore tribal cultural relationships and practices connected to resources and other aspects of nature that are potentially affected by climate change.

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.

Construct enclosures at Columbia Mine to house approximately 60 turtles (translocated animals) that were collected off of the right-of-way for sections 2 and 4 of I-69.

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.