Resources

LCCs have produced a wealth of informational documents, reports, fact sheets, webinars and more to help support resource managers in designing and delivering conservation at landscape scales.

The model was acquired from Tyler Wagner (U.S. Geological Survey) (DeWeber & Wagner, 2014). Model outputs were composed of Ecological Drainage Units (EDUs), each of which was assigned a resulting mean predicted occurrence probability. The study region was determined by the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV) and represents the native range of the species on the East Coast. The polygons of interest were derived from the NHD plus dataset, with local catchments located at least 90% within the study region boundary.

Date posted: December 7, 2018

Hellbender presence data was acquired from NatureServe and limited to points dating from 1980 to the present, with individual points adapted from the available data. Geospatial data was acquired from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Land Cover Database (NLCD) and the Horizon Systems Corporation National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Version 2. The study was conducted over the extent of the Appalachian LCC. Environmental variables of consideration were determined through literature review and expert advice on the species (Personal correspondence, Quinn, 2009).

Date posted: December 7, 2018

The model for golden-winged warbler was acquired from Dolly Crawford (Ashland University), which was included in Chapter 3 of the 2012 conservation plan (Roth et al., 2012). Model was composed of cells of predicted Golden-Winged Warbler occurrence across the study region. The study region was determined by the expert opinion derived by the technical team regarding the core breeding populations of Golden-Winged Warbler presence and assigned to the Great Lakes Conservation Region and Appalachian Conservation Region.

Date posted: December 7, 2018

This project will conduct a synthesis of marine spatial data. An OPS staff will be hired to work with marine/coastal experts – to develop a Technical Advisory Group and gather data and input on the processes used in the marine assessment. Additionally, this project will identify key inland (terrestrial and freshwater) areas that currently have or may have in the future direct and indirect impacts on the health of the marine environment.

Date posted: December 6, 2018

The US FWS Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge is associated with a Lower Wabash River LCD team exploring voluntary conservation on public and private lands in a region with fairly cohesive ecology, issues and practices in mixed habitat types of uplands, wetlands and floodplain forest in the mainstem and headwaters along the Lower Wabash River in two states: south of Terre Haute, IN; the Eel River & Lower White River below the confluence with the Wabash River in Indiana; and the Little Wabash and Fox Rivers below Highway 50 in Illinois.

Date posted: December 5, 2018

Gulf Hypoxia Workshops

Date posted: December 4, 2018

FISHTAIL: A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) region, extended to the Mississippi Basin for use in conservation planning applications such as the Gulf Hypoxia Initiative.

Assessing current and future condition of fluvial habitats

Date posted: December 4, 2018

Improved Gulf Hypoxia Planning Tool: Landscape scale planning tools focus conservation priorities through a series of region-specific lenses. These tools include: CHAT; SECAS; Gulf Hypoxia Initiative - Precision Conservation Blueprint v1.5; and landscape designs developed by the Great Plains LCC and Gulf Coast Prairie LCC.

Date posted: December 4, 2018

Improved Gulf Hypoxia Planning Tool: Landscape scale planning tools focus conservation priorities through a series of region-specific lenses. These tools include: CHAT; SECAS; Gulf Hypoxia Initiative - Precision Conservation Blueprint v1.5; and landscape designs developed by the Great Plains LCC and Gulf Coast Prairie LCC.

Date posted: December 4, 2018

Improved Gulf Hypoxia Planning Tool: Landscape scale planning tools focus conservation priorities through a series of region-specific lenses. These tools include: CHAT; SECAS; Gulf Hypoxia Initiative - Precision Conservation Blueprint v1.5; and landscape designs developed by the Great Plains LCC and Gulf Coast Prairie LCC.

Date posted: December 4, 2018
Preview image of Presentation on Mapping When and Where Invasive Buffelgrass is Green by Cynthia Wallace USGS.pdf

The documents attached below are supplementary materials for case studies on CCAST.

Date posted: December 3, 2018

In collaboration with the staff, members and partners of the Caribbean
Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CLCC), SustainaMetrix conducted
a process to assemble the foundation of an ecosystem governance
knowledge base over the past 11 months. The CLCC includes the
terrestrial and marine components of the Puerto Rican archipelago and
the US Virgin Islands. The purpose of an ecosystem governance
knowledge base was to contribute to the early stage development of
the CLCC with a brief analysis of pressing issues, governance contexts,

Date posted: November 30, 2018

The potential ecological and economic effects of climate change for tropical islands were studied using output from 12 statistically downscaled general circulation models (GCMs) taking Puerto Rico as a test case. Two model selection/model averaging strategies were used: the average of all available GCMs and the average of the models that are able to reproduce the observed large-scale dynamics that control precipitation over the Caribbean. Five island-wide and multidecadal averages of daily precipitation and temperature were

Date posted: November 30, 2018

The conservation community of the Caribbean can feel small, at times, or as vast as the ocean that surrounds us. In a growingly complex world of environmental and social obstacles it is imperative to work collaboratively across ecosystems, scales, disciplines and methodologies. Protecting natural and cultural resources is essential to sustaining our health and quality of life. People, along with the fish and wildlife, rely on clean water and the benefits of healthy rivers, streams, wetlands, forests, grasslands, coasts, coral reefs, estuaries and oceans in order to thrive.

Date posted: November 30, 2018

The conservation community of the Caribbean can feel small, at times, or as vast as the ocean that surrounds us. In a growingly complex world of environmental and social obstacles it is imperative to work collaboratively across ecosystems, scales, disciplines and methodologies. Protecting natural and cultural resources is essential to sustaining our health and quality of life. People, along with the fish and wildlife, rely on clean water and the benefits of healthy rivers, streams, wetlands, forests, grasslands, coasts, coral reefs, estuaries and oceans in order to thrive.

Date posted: November 30, 2018

Bats play an important role in stabilizing ecosystems by the various ecological functions they provide (Kunz et al., 2011). Mangroves, as well as marshes and estuaries, are productive ecosystems that often provide resources for terrestrial and aquatic organisms, but are vulnerable to human disturbance and sea-level rise, which may eliminate critical habitat for bats.

Date posted: November 30, 2018

Over the last 75 years, Puerto Rico transformed from an agricultural economy to an
industrialized economy and now faces economic stagnation. These transitions have direct
implications for Puerto Rico’s environment, water resources, and the health of its population.
The island of Puerto Rico is 8,700 square kilometers, made up of 78 municipios (municipalities)
with a population of 3,548,397 people, and rapidly declining.1,2 Puerto Rico’s geography and
geology present a diverse set of challenges to meet the water demands of its people and ensure

Date posted: November 30, 2018

The Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CLCC) recently completed the CLCC Science Strategy: Mission Alignment to outline shared conservation values among CLCC partner entities. After meeting this important benchmark, Steering Committee (SC) members and outside reviewers suggested that the CLCC adopt a structured approach for integrating shared values and providing greater context and guidance for Science Strategy planning and implementation.

Date posted: November 30, 2018

This appendix presents detailed proceedings of the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CLCC): Deriving Shared Objectives Workshop held on June 3-4, 2015 and June 9-10, 2015 (hereafter referred to as the “CLCC SDM Workshop”).
CLCC SDM Workshop discussions and products for each of the four days are summarized below. Detailed information can also be found on the workshop webpage at the CLCC website (click here).

Date posted: November 30, 2018

As a USFWS Fellow, I worked with Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CLCC) staff, USFWS Ecological Services (ES) staff, US Forest Service to (1) develop and implement an acoustic monitoring network to assess native bat habitat use in Puerto Rico and (2) assist in creating an acoustic database structure the existing CLCC web –based data portal to form a base for developing a wider acoustic monitoring program.

Date posted: November 30, 2018

Desert LCC Base Maps and Data describe the physical and cultural geography of the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative. These products include the Desert LCC vector boundary available as a shapefile and KML, as well as print-quality graphic design files for thematic maps including Watersheds, Land Cover, Vegetation and a Base Map. The scale of the maps is 1:2,500,000.



About the Desert LCC Region:

Date posted: November 28, 2018

DLCC’s Vegetation Map Pilot is a project envisioned initially as a supervised classification of two or three small areas of the DLCC.  DLCC technical stakeholders advised changing from a supervised classification to an object oriented classification (OOC) method.



Date posted: November 28, 2018

Data layers pertaining to habitats in the Mississippi River Basin (e.g., wetlands, and historic and presettlement vegetation) intended to support development of the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative's Conservation Blueprint.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Base data layers (e.g., land cover, imagery and boundaries.) intended to orient users of the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative's Conservation Blueprint.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Implementation opportunities on agricultural lands identified by the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative that may benefit wildlife, water quality, and agriculture.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Data layers related to production systems (i.e., Corn/Soybeans, Cotton, Rice, Grazing Lands, and Bottomland/Floodplain Forest) as defined for use by the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Distribution models and ranges of species of interest to the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Datasets that provide landscape context for evaluation of implementation opportunities.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Water quality data for gulf hypoxia blueprint

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Watershed-based data layers related to targeting implementation opportunities for improving both local water quality, and that of the Gulf of Mexico.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Base data layers (e.g., land cover, imagery and boundaries.) intended to orient users of the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative's Conservation Blueprint.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Data layers pertaining to the management, restoration, or acquisition designations of state, federal, and non-government organizations (e.g., Focus Areas, Opportunity Areas, Priority Areas, Outstanding Natural Areas) along with the conservation estate (i.e. protected lands) within the Mississippi River Basin and intended to support development of the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative's Conservation Blueprint.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Data layers related to habitat systems as defined for use by the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative (i.e., headwater row crop fields; upland prairies; mid-sized riparian streams; mainstem floodplains in the upper and lower Mississippi River Basin).

Date posted: November 27, 2018

Data layers related to geophysical characteristics e.g., slope, soil characteristics, and topographic position intended to support development of the Multi-LCC Mississippi River Basin/Gulf Hypoxia Initiative's Conservation Blueprint.

Date posted: November 27, 2018

The National Landcover Database (NLCD) from the United States (2001) and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) (2000), and a classified Landsat TM scene to fill the gap between the US and Canada were mosaicked together. Landsat images from June or July 2000-2002 were used to be consistent with timing of other data layers. Landcover across the layers were crosswalked and standardized into 5 classes: crop, grassland, other/non-habitat, woody vegetation and water/wetlands.

Date posted: November 22, 2018

The National Landcover Database (NLCD) from the United States (2001) and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) (2000), and a classified Landsat TM scene to fill the gap between the US and Canada were mosaicked together. Landsat images from June or July 2000-2002 were used to be consistent with timing of other data layers. Landcover across the layers were crosswalked and standardized into 5 classes: crop, grassland, other/non-habitat, woody vegetation and water/wetlands.

Date posted: November 22, 2018

In the United States, many resources devoted to conservation are routed through states, but animal and plant populations do not conform to state boundaries. Consequently, neighboring states can enhance their collective conservation impact by coordinating natural resources management. In order to support managers as they review and revise state Wildlife Action Plans in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, this project identified regional conservation priorities for streams and grasslands of the Upper Midwest.

Date posted: November 17, 2018

University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) will support the development of a bibliography of natural and cultural resource information important the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative. While services provided under this agreement will help achieve Service partnering objectives, the primary purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support the mission, goals, and objectives of UAA and its partners. Perform a preliminary literature review for each of the 19 priority information needs.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) is a partnership between agencies involved in land management across Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia. The NWB LCC aims to coordinate science and support to decision makers for improving land management decisions. Knowledge gaps have been identified by the NWB LCC and are beginning to be filled. One of the priority information gaps is knowledge of the anthropogenic footprint currently on the landscape.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

Utilize existing geospatial datasets of burn severity, fire history, land cover, weather, and climate to describe and quantify the extent of and trends in repeat fires in Alaska.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

When climate change disrupts a village, city, state, or province, how do leaders respond? What unexpected obstacles do they run into? Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan want to know what factors are conducive to communities adapting to climate change. They also want to better characterize exactly what impedes progress. The team is investigating different models of adaptation ranging from top-down government planning to grassroots organization. Specifically, the team will compare communities in Yukon Territory and Alaska to show how different jurisdictions respond to change.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

Describing the social network that links the interconnected partners is the first step to leverage the network’s capacity to be greater than the sum of its parts.The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative partners and a social network scientist are applying social network theory to create a system of nodes and edges of a Conservation Social Network. Dr. Patrick Bixler from Texas A&M University is working with partners to quantify the connections and flow of information.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) partners are working to collectively design a sustainable future for the people, cultures, and ecosystems in the region. To begin this difficult task, the partners asked for a review and synthesis of existing natural resource management plans, covering both countries and all four states, provinces and territories.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

The Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in partnership with the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative, embarked on a project to map and quantify the human footprint across interior Alaska and northwestern Canada. The goal was to build a seamless dataset that spanned state, provincial and territorial boundaries to represent an initial look at intactness in the boreal ecosystems of western Canada and Alaska. This project builds upon work done by Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) is a partnership between agencies involved in land management across Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia. The NWB LCC aims to coordinate science and support to decision makers for improving land management decisions. Knowledge gaps have been identified by the NWB LCC and are beginning to be filled. One of the priority information gaps is knowledge of the anthropogenic footprint currently on the landscape.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

The Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in partnership with the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative, embarked on a project to map and quantify the human footprint across interior Alaska and northwestern Canada. The goal was to build a seamless dataset that spanned state, provincial and territorial boundaries to represent an initial look at intactness in the boreal ecosystems of western Canada and Alaska. This project builds upon work done by Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

This project will document the traditional ecosystem management practices of the Gwich’in and Koyukon community of Beaver, Alaska through the collection of oral histories. The project create a model for bridging the divide between traditional knowledge systems and western science by documenting the insight and understanding into the culturally-based rules which guided management and relationships between people, landscapes, and food resources to ensure sustainable yield within the northwest boreal forest.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

The purpose of this volume is to create a resource for regional land and resource managers and researchers by synthesizing the latest research on the 1) historical/current status of landscape-scale drivers and ecosystem processes, including anthropogenic activities, 2) future projected changes of each, and 3) the impacts of changes on important resources. The individual sections can be informative alone, but when combined we can see a holistic picture of the drivers of landscape change in our region.

Date posted: November 14, 2018

Describing the social network that links the interconnected partners is the first step to leverage the network’s capacity to be greater than the sum of its parts.The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative partners and a social network scientist are applying social network theory to create a system of nodes and edges of a Conservation Social Network. Dr. Patrick Bixler is working with partners to quantify the connections and flow of information.

Date posted: November 14, 2018