Resources

LCCs provide the science and technical expertise needed to support conservation planning at landscape scales. Through the efforts of LCC staff and science-oriented partners, LCCs are generating tools, methods, data and other resources that managers need to design and deliver conservation using the Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC) approach.

Preview image of DLCCMadreanWatersheds-2016WorkshopReportFINAL-1.pdf

In September 2016, the Desert LCC convened a workshop in Tucson, Arizona to advance development of a Landscape Conservation Design in the Madrean Watersheds Pilot Area. This workshop was the first in-person convening for Landscape Conservation Design specific to this pilot area. The workshop provided a structured, collaborative forum for articulating the planning context and developing foundational components of a Landscape Conservation Design. Participants included 93 individuals from 48 different organizations from the U.S. and Mexico.

Date posted: July 24, 2017
Preview image of Eastern Mojave LCD Progress Report - July2017.pdf

The Eastern Mojave was selected as one of three Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Landscape Conservation Design pilot areas in early 2016. Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) is a process that identifies, develops and strengthens large-scale collaborative relationships. It produces information and tools needed by partners to meet common conservation goals by identifying important social values, resources, and stressors across a geography that transcends jurisdictional boundaries.

Date posted: July 18, 2017
Preview image of GCPO LCC 2016 draft Annual Report final.pdf

The 2016 annual report is organized to report achievements and progress in implementing the GCPO LCC's five long-range strategies:

Date posted: July 18, 2017
Preview image of Vulnerability Assessment Elk and Mule Deer Webinar 071217.pdf

This is the second of four webinars to share the results of vulnerability assessments conducted for regionally significant natural resources, some of which were identified by participants at two Adaptation Forum workshops hosted by the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2016.

Date posted: July 12, 2017
Preview image of Vulnerability Assessment Fish and Riparian Webinar 071117.pdf

This is the first of four webinars to share the results of vulnerability assessments conducted for regionally significant natural resources, some of which were identified by participants at two Adaptation Forum workshops hosted by the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2016.

Date posted: July 11, 2017
Preview image of UMGL_LCC_2Pg_Flyer_6_27_17_hires.pdf

This one-page double-sided flyer provides an introduction to the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC and identifies the benefits of joining the community.

Date posted: June 28, 2017
Preview image of PPP_LCC_2Pg_Flyer_6_27_17_hires.pdf

This one-page double-sided flyer provides an introduction to the Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC and identifies the benefits of joining the community.

Date posted: June 28, 2017
Sample Slide

This slide library, provided by the Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group, originated from a 2015 project that produced a series of six webinars for grazing educators in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Top grazing educators from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin developed the webinar content and delivered the presentations, sponsored by MPFWG and the Pasture Project of Wallace Center at Winrock International. Once the webinar series was complete, educators involved agreed to make their presentation slides available to other educators.

Date posted: June 27, 2017
Preview image of Beyond wood products-managed pine and wildlife.pdf

A research study entitled "Open Pine Habitat: Desired Ecological States Provided by Managed Forests" was jointly sponsored by the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative and Mississippi State University from 2014 to 2016.  The principal investigator was Dr. Ray Iglay, MSU.  The project evaluated the extent to which planted pine can provide desired ecological states for wildlife species, using a literature review and meta-analyses.

Date posted: June 27, 2017
Preview image of ETPBR_Annual_Report_2017.PDF

This brief report highlights the major accomplishments of the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie LCC in 2016 and 2017 and features insights regarding the value of collaboration from Steering Committee co-chairs and membership, as well as the direction of the LCC going forward.

Date posted: June 22, 2017
Preview image of DLCC_Hydrography.pdf

The Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative Hydrography Map depicts the principal rivers, streams and water bodies in the regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico within the Desert LCC boundary. Map is 8.5 x 11 letter size version in landscape. Rivers and streams dataset is a subset of data from CEC.

Date posted: June 22, 2017
Preview image of DLCC_Deserts.pdf

The Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative Deserts Map depicts the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan Desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Map is 8.5 x 11 letter size version in landscape. Desert ecoregions that overlap the Desert LCC, subset from the CEC North American Environmental Atlas, Level III Terrestrial Ecoregions. 

Conservation Planning Atlas Interactive Map

Date posted: June 22, 2017
Preview image of DLCC_Geography.pdf

The Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative geography map depicting US and Mexico states portions within DLCC boundary. Map is 8.5 x 11 letter size  in landscape.

Conservation Planning Atlas Interactive Map

Date posted: June 22, 2017
Preview image of DLCC Ecosystems Levels I-III.pdf

The Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative Ecosystems Level I, II, and III Maps depicts terrestrial ecosystems at a regional scale. Maps are 8.5 x 11 letter size version in landscape.

Date posted: June 22, 2017
Preview image of IF application case study-Final.pdf

This is a case study developed to demonstrate how one of the innovative products developed by the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC for its partners in assessing a wide variety of floodplain and river-associated habitats is being used by numerous conservation partners.

Date posted: June 17, 2017
Preview image of SRLCC Tribal Engagement Strategy Final_2016.pdf

The SRLCC Steering Committee recognizes the need and importance of increasing tribal engagement efforts and formed an ad-hoc Tribal/Cultural Resource Work Group. The work group was tasked with developing an SRLCC Tribal Engagement Strategy. The strategy defines LCC investment areas to support tribal resource management efforts.

Date posted: June 15, 2017
Preview image of Final_GCP_GCPO_JointGeospatialScienceMeeting_Agenda.pdf

This group is a geospatial community of practice for identifying the resources, capabilities, and capacity to respond to the needs and requirements of the GCPOLCC.

It has met several times over the history of the LCC, with a large (~65) and changing set of participants.  The group first met in 2011 to introduce the LCC to potential geomatics collaborators.  In June and December of 2014 the group held virtual meetings, and a key focus was the set-up of the Conservation Planning Atlas. 

Date posted: June 13, 2017
Preview image of 20150714_Yvonne_Allen_Floodplain Science Network.pdf

Beginning in 2016, all recorded GCPO LCC webinars are now available at our YouTube Channel:

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7V_OhUZns9FieFqUZ3URcw/

 

Webinars recorded prior to 2016 are available to play directly via Webex:

 

Floodplain Inundation in the GCPO and Alligator Gar spawning in the Lower Mississippi River

Date posted: June 9, 2017
Preview image of FWS Strategic growth policy.pdf

This policy comes from Chapter 5 of the USFWS National Wildlife Refuge Planning handbook.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of In Action GCPO FACTSHEET 1-2015.pdf

This is a good overview factsheet that describes the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC and its work.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of In Action Open Pine FACTSHEET 6-29-15.pdf

This factsheet summarizes five projects supported and coordinated by the LCC that focus on assessing the attributes of landscape patterns and forest conditions that make open pine beneficial to wildlife (including managed pine) and developing tools to assist landowners with forest management/incentive decisions. 

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of Synthesis of LCC Gulf projects Apr8,2016.pdf

This 8-pager provides an overview of the coordinated and strategic portfolio of conservation research projects that have been funded by four Landscape Conservation Cooperatives along the Gulf of Mexico:  the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida LCCs.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of CPA FACTSHEET 4-2016.pdf

These two factsheets provide a summary of information about the Conservation Planning Atlas and why it was developed, as well as examples of how people are using the tool.

Date posted: June 8, 2017

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of DRAFT revised GC Tidal Marsh Assessment-in-Brief 8-15-16 online.pdf

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.  The Assessments inform the LCC's Landscape Conservation Design process, which spatially depicts priority sites and habitats for inclusion in a habitat conservation network across the region and across the Southeast.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of Mainstem Big Rivers draft Assessment-in-Brief.pdf

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.  The Assessments inform the LCC's Landscape Conservation Design process, which spatially depicts priority sites and habitats for inclusion in a habitat conservation network across the region and across the Southeast.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of Draft MAV forested wetlands Assessment-in-Brief online 5-27-16.pdf

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.  The Assessments inform the LCC's Landscape Conservation Design process, which spatially depicts priority sites and habitats for inclusion in a habitat conservation network across the region and across the Southeast.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of Draft EWGCP Med-low streams Assessment-in-Brief 2016.pdf

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.  The Assessments inform the LCC's Landscape Conservation Design process, which spatially depicts priority sites and habitats for inclusion in a habitat conservation network across the region and across the Southeast.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of Draft EWGCP open pine Assessment-in-Brief-StateofGCPO.pdf

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.  The Assessments inform the LCC's Landscape Conservation Design process, which spatially depicts priority sites and habitats for inclusion in a habitat conservation network across the region and across the Southeast.

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Webinar Preview Image

Presenters: Cami Dixon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kristine Askerooth, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge

Date posted: June 8, 2017
Preview image of ASMTCharterSeptember2012.pdf

This is the original charter developed in 2012 to guide the work of the LCC's Adaptation Science Management Team or ASMT.  

Date posted: June 7, 2017
Preview image of GNLCC_annual_report_2016_web.pdf

The Great Northern LCC is pleased to provide its 2016 Annual Report. By working across jurisdictions and boundaries, the partnership made great strides on landscape conservation issues to benefit people and wildlife. The report provides highlights under four themes:

  1. A Growing Partnership
  2. Supporting Partners for a Shared Vision
  3. Connecting for Conservation
  4. Investing in Science
Date posted: June 6, 2017
Preview image of SRLCC_2016_annual_report.pdf

The Southern Rockies LCC is pleased to provide its 2016 Annual Report. The report highlights the work of the Steering Committee, the collaborative efforts in the Green River Basin, Four Corners, and Upper Rio Grande focal areas, science project products, and communications.

Date posted: June 6, 2017
Preview image of Flately_ODonnell_slides_combined.pdf


Presenters: William T. Flatley, Dept. of Geography, University of Central Arkansas; Frances C. O’Donnell, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Auburn University
Co-authors: Peter Z. Fulé, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University; Abraham E. Springer, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University

Date posted: June 5, 2017
Preview image of Spring 2016 GCPO LCC Steering Cmte notebook-6-7-16 online.pdf

The Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative Steering Committee traditionally meets two times per year face to face: in the spring for an annual retreat and in the fall, in conjunction with the Southeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies meeting.  Below we have catalogued the background notebook materials prepared for Steering Committee members for each meeting, in chronological order, as well as the notes from each meeting. 

Date posted: June 2, 2017
Preview image of IU Grand Challenge Lower Wabash LCD Project Briefing 5-10-17 DISTR.pdf

On May 10, 2017, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced that IU will invest $55 million to help Indiana develop actionable solutions that prepare businesses, farmers, communities and individuals for the effects of ongoing environmental change.

Date posted: May 22, 2017
Preview image of Lower Wabash LCD Strategic Plan May 2017 draft.pdf

Local and regional organizations and agencies have together created a DRAFT Lower Wabash Strategic Framework to support a landscape conservation design to protect and improve habitats, working lands, and ecosystem services and functions, and provide benefits for wildlife and water quality locally and also downstream through the Mississippi River Basin and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico.

Date posted: May 22, 2017
Preview image of ETPBR LCC Strategic Plan Nov 2015.pdf

This strategic plan positions ETPBR LCC members as leaders for regional conservation, identifies the natural resources challenges the LCC is up against, and sets forth a vision, mission and guiding principles to encourage growth and maturity for the partnership.

Date posted: May 18, 2017
Webinar Preview Image

Presenter: Pete Bauman, Range Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension

Date posted: May 10, 2017
Preview image of nafPOSTER.pdf

Downloadable poster of the LCC Network's Vision.

Date posted: May 5, 2017
Uso del Suelo y Vegetación Serie V

A través de diversos productos se muestra la distribución de la vegetación natural e inducida, la localización de las áreas dedicadas a la ganadería; se representan los diferentes tipos de vegetación y las áreas de uso agrícola, pecuario y forestal. Incluye información puntual sobre especies botánicas representativas de la cubierta vegetal.

Útil para conocer el estado actual en que se encuentran los diferentes tipos vegetación, proporciona información básica para la enseñanza e investigación sobre los recursos naturales.

Date posted: May 4, 2017
Preview image of F1706055 Gas Natural Article John Deere - The Furrow.pdf

This article reports on an LCC-funded research project conducted by Iowa State University, quantifying the wildlife benefits of using prairie grass to produce clean, renewable natural gas.

Date posted: May 4, 2017
GCPO LCC Projects Database

Access the GCPO LCC Projects Database

The GCPO LCC The GCPO LCC uses the database to track all significant accomplishments and development of work products by staff.  In the future, science and data products will eventually be transferred for long-term cataloging in ScienceBase. 

Explanation of key Project Database functions

Searching:

Date posted: May 3, 2017

Access the Conservation Planning Atlas

The CPA is a science-based mapping platform where conservation managers and LCC members can go to view, retrieve, and perform analyses on spatial information with specific conservation goals in mind. Three portals have been created for the LCC network in the Southeast:

Date posted: May 3, 2017
Preview image of UrbanMonarch_tool_manual.pdf

These tools include maps that estimate the amount of milkweed present in metropolitan areas (baseline milkweed density)  and  maps that estimate the potential increase in the number of milkweed stems under different conditions (scenario planning). These maps allow the impact of particular conservation practices to be visually assesed, which in turn can inform how conservation priorities can be set.

Date posted: May 1, 2017
Preview image of Urban Monarch Guidebook FINAL 050217.pdf

The Urban Monarch Conservation Guidebook is intended to support the efforts of people like city planners and conservation practitioners who are interested in identifying the best places and methods to create people- and pollinator-friendly habitat on the ground in urban areas. All you need to use the Guidebook is a motivation to do something for monarchs, some familiarity with how city space is organized, and comfort with using maps (or know someone who is comfortable).

Date posted: May 1, 2017
Preview image of Upland Streams & Rivers Assessment-in-Brief 12-2016.pdf

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.  The Assessments inform the LCC's Landscape Conservation Design process, which spatially depicts priority sites and habitats for inclusion in a habitat conservation network across the region and across the Southeast.

Date posted: April 28, 2017
Preview image of GCPO_UplandHardwoodsAssessment_Draft1_20June2017.pdf

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.  The Assessments inform the LCC's Landscape Conservation Design process, which spatially depicts priority sites and habitats for inclusion in a habitat conservation network across the region and across the Southeast.

Date posted: April 28, 2017
Preview image of DRAFT EWGCP Grasslands Assessment-in-Brief June 2016.pdf

The GCPO LCC prepared Ecological Assessments of 9 priority habitat systems as the basis for its "State of the GCPO" report as well as development of its Conservation Blueprint. The Assessments use existing LCC-wide digital geospatial datasets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality.  The Assessments inform the LCC's Landscape Conservation Design process, which spatially depicts priority sites and habitats for inclusion in a habitat conservation network across the region and across the Southeast.

Date posted: April 28, 2017