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 GCPO_2011_ annual_report_FINAL reduced.pdf

Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2011.

Date posted: May 24, 2017
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: May 24, 2017
Preview image of GCPO LCC 2013 Annual Report.pdf

Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2013.

Date posted: May 24, 2017
Preview image of GCPO LCC 2014 Annual Report FINAL reduced.pdf

Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2014. 

Date posted: May 24, 2017
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2015.

Date posted: May 24, 2017
Preview image of GCPO LCC final 2016 Annual Report.pdf

Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2016. 

Date posted: May 24, 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 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: May 19, 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
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Presenter: Pete Bauman, Range Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension

Date posted: May 10, 2017
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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

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 cataloguing in ScienceBase. 

 

Explanation of key Project Database functions

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Date posted: May 3, 2017

Access the Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA), 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 DRAFT Upland Hardwoods Assessment-in-Brief June 2016-STD.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
Preview image of Climate Smart Landscape Conservation Planning and Design Phase I Summary Report.pdf

In 2015 the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Desert LCC) made significant progress toward developing a climate smart Landscape Conservation Design for their geography.

Date posted: April 28, 2017
Preview image of GCPO 2016 Communications Strategy Final online version.pdf

This is the revised 2016 GCPO LCC communications strategy, reflecting updates to communications practices and an expanded set of audiences, communications activities, and goals that reflect the maturing nature of the GCPO LCC in achieving its mission. New developments since the 2012 Communications Strategy include development and the beginning stages of assisting with implementation of a conservation blueprint for the entire geography, and via the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy, for the entire Southeast region.

Date posted: April 28, 2017
Preview image of Nature-of-Americans_National_Report_1.2_4-26-17.pdf

The Nature of Americans is a national initiative to understand and connect Americans and nature. This report details insights, major findings, and recommendations for the United States as a whole. It draws from conversations, interviews, and surveys with nearly 12,000 Americans and contains five chapters:

  1. Introduction and methods
  2. Adults
  3. Children and parents
  4. Race, ethnicity, and other demographic differences
  5. Major findings and recommendations
Date posted: April 27, 2017
Preview image of GPLCC 2016 annual report online version.pdf

Reporting on activities and achievement for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2016. 

Date posted: April 26, 2017
Beach scraping - Long Beach Twp., NJ  November 2012

This collection of reports, databases, and data layers offers a birds-eye view of sandy beach and tidal inlet habitats within the U.S. Atlantic Coast breeding range of the endangered piping plover based on imagery from Google Earth, Google Maps, state agencies, municipalities, and private organizations.

Date posted: April 25, 2017
Preview image of NPLCC-ConservationDigest_April2017.pdf

The  North Pacific LCC's April 2017 Conservation Digest is out now. View the Digest for many new publications, landscape-conservation information, and learning opportunities co-produced by the Northwest Climate Science Center

Date posted: April 25, 2017
Drought view user interface

Developed by the University of Arizona, this online tool allows users to view current and past drought conditions. Users can view remote sensing drought data with overlays that incude past fires, current fires, grazing allotments, tribal lands, and watersheds. DroughtView allows individual users to report drought-related impacts in their region so that other users can view where impacts are occurring. DroughtView was designed to be useful for many types of users, including natural resource managers, ranchers, and researchers.

Date posted: April 25, 2017
Presentation slide showing maps of the conservation project area

Landscape Conservation Design brings people together around landscape-scale data in order to co-create strategies that conserve things we care about.  What are some ways in which landscape-scale data can be used to assess the current and future condition of the landscape, as well as design landscapes for multiple uses?  This presentation will focus on the use of spatial data to assess landscape condition, as well as prioritize areas on the landscape.  Approaches to data synthesis, the Open Standards for Conservation, and use in decision support tools will be discussed.

Date posted: April 25, 2017
Preview image of final GCPOLCC Strategic Plan online version.pdf

The Strategic Plan guides the GCPO LCC, defining its vision, mission, challenges, long-range goals, way of working and 5-year strategies for work in its 180-million acre geography.

Date posted: April 20, 2017
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In 2016 and 2017, Fishers & Farmers Partnership For the Upper Mississippi River Basin piloted the Watershed Leaders Network. Two three-day, experiential workshops drew leadership teams from locally-led watershed groups in agricultural sub-basins of five Upper Mississippi River Basin states. The teams learned from each other, practiced communication skills, heard from experts, built relationships, and had time to identify an action plan for successful long-term work at home.
Date posted: April 19, 2017
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This recorded project webinar presents the ecosystem service mapping results of a three-part project that focuses on the services (i.e. nature’s benefits) important to private landowners, conducted by Duke University's Nicholas Institute. The project provides coarse resolution maps showing where the provisioning of ecosystem services and possible demand for them exist in the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks region. The data will eventually be housed on ScienceBase and made accessible through the GCPO LCC’s Conservation Planning Atlas.
Date posted: April 13, 2017
CCWG Flowchart

This draft Charter defines the identity and purpose of the Great Lakes Coastal Conservation Working Group, and outlines the structure and guiding principles.

Date posted: April 12, 2017
Preview image of 2017_0317_GBLCC-OnlinePublicForum_Summary.pdf

The Great Basin LCC hosted an online Public Forum from Jan. 23 – Feb. 8, 2017. More than 230 people visited the interactive website to learn about recent Great Basin LCC efforts and provide feedback on ideas for future work. Read the Public Forum summary report for a recap of the input received during this year’s Forum.

The summary highlights ideas and comments provided by Public Forum visitors on several topics, including: 

Date posted: April 11, 2017
Preview image of GreatBasinLCCNewsletter_March2017.pdf

The Great Basin LCC published its first newsletter of 2017 highlighting stories including the arrival of Dr. John Tull as the LCC's new Science Coordinator; participation in the Northwest Basin and Range Ecosystem Symposium, hosting the LCC's annual Public Forum, and co-hosting the Great Basin Consortium Conference in Reno, NV. The newsletter also discusses outcomes from the Febraury in-person Steering Committee meeting where members discussed plans for the coming year and transitioned the leadership of the LCC's Executive Committee. 

Date posted: April 11, 2017
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This video is a great introduction to Gulf hypoxia, depicting the impact Midwest farming has on Gulf Coast shrimping.

Date posted: April 11, 2017
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North Atlantic LCC 2016 Annual Report Welcome
by Ken Elowe and Bill Hyatt

The North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) reached a major milestone in 2016. This year, the concept that inspired the establishment of the partnership in 2010 transformed from an idea to a reality -- twice.

Date posted: April 10, 2017
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Presented by Ray Wright, University of Missouri

In 2014, through a joint effort of the Missouri Department of Conservation and the National Wildlife Federation, preliminary data was collected focusing on quail and insect usage of cover crop systems. Available data is only from one year, but it gives insight on the potential for successful management of agricultural production and conservation. Ray will also address funding limitations with future cover crop studies to see if there are any potential sources.

Date posted: April 10, 2017
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Gwen White

Reducing nutrient loading from agricultural lands in the Mississippi Basin may significantly address hypoxia issues at multiple scales, from harmful algal blooms in local waters to the recovering resources of the Gulf of Mexico. The Precision Conservation Blueprint v1.5 has been updated with new data layers to indicate where investing program dollars in conservation practices at the field scale can contribute to basin-wide benefits for wildlife, water quality, energy and agriculture.

Abigail Derby-Lewis & Alexis Winter

Date posted: April 7, 2017
Slide from presentation showing iCASS platform.

If you want to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with landscape conservation design (LCD) this webinar is for you! Learning how not to design resilient and sustainable landscapes is as important as learning how to design them. In this webinar, Rob will discuss why it’s important to institutionalize LCD, and will share the results of recent research to highlight 9 tips for what to avoid when conducting LCD (e.g., taking a “go-it-alone” approach; relying on “siloized” science; and neglecting to consider plausible futures, set priorities, or identify coordinated strategies).

Date posted: April 7, 2017
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We're pleased to share with you the LCC Network Lookout, our e-newsletter highlighting the latest stories from the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. 

Subscribe to the LCC Network Lookout

Date posted: April 4, 2017
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The UW-Madison Arboretum’s Curtis Prairie, named for renowned UW-Madison botanist John Curtis, is often regarded as the world’s oldest restored prairie. With restoration efforts commencing in 1935, Curtis Prairie’s rich history has been shaped by surrounding land-use change, an influx of disturbances, scientific research, and the restoration process itself. We will discuss how these factors have shaped Curtis Prairie, what they have taught us, and how what we’ve learned will help guide future management for the next 80 years.

Date posted: March 30, 2017
Satellite image of the Colorado River Delta

The United States and Mexico have engaged in restoration of the Colorado River Delta under Minute 319, a binational agreement on Colorado River management.  Under this agreement, environmental flows have been delivered into the Colorado River below Morelos Dam since 2013, including a large “pulse flow” in 2014.  This presentation summarizes an integration of data and models (IDM) developed from the environmental flows, developed as a tool to support decision makers’ efforts to plan and design future environmental flow deliveries to the Colorado River delta.

Date posted: March 27, 2017
Map of the Eastern Mojave Pilot Area

The Eastern Mojave is one of 3 pilot areas currently developing landscape conservation designs with the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative.  This brief 1-hour webinar will introduce participants to the Desert LCC and the landscape conservation design process, key partners already involved in the Eastern Mojave, preliminary feedback on how to make this effort successful, and how to get involved.

Date posted: March 27, 2017
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Access this map to download over 200 data layers.

Date posted: March 24, 2017