Science Assessments

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October 22, 2015

The LCC Network Conservation Science Plan (Science Plan) advances a strategic conservation framework to identify and describe the common science and technical priorities and practices that... more

Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands

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February 12, 2015

Formed in early 2012, the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI) promotes applied science to inform conservation of natural and cultural resources in the face of climate change and other landscape-scale stressors.

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September 17, 2015

In order to focus our effort on science needs common to multiple to managers we initiated a strategic science planning process for the ABSI region in 2011.  We began by compiling over 50 existing research and management plans relevant to the Aleutians and Bering Sea.  These plans range from... more

Desert

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December 22, 2016

Drought is a natural part of the landscape in many regions of the United States (USA). The USA has experienced periodic, severe droughts over many millennia, as documented by paleoclimatic evidence.

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December 13, 2013

The Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Science Working Group was tasked by the Desert LCC Steering Committee to conduct a comprehensive assessment of science needs over the Desert LCC region and to prioritize those needs to guide the allocation of future resources towards meeting... more

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August 23, 2013

The Desert LCC is developing interdisciplinary, multi-organizational teams to engage managers and experts from various sectors of the conservation community in assessing and addressing each Critical Management Question (CMQ).

Great Basin

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August 21, 2016

Springs serve as an important water source for rural communities, symbolic and sacred places for many tribes, and vital aquatic and riparian environments in arid lands. ... more

Great Northern

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May 29, 2013

The GNLCC Science Plan builds off the Governance Charter and Strategic Conservation Framework. The Science Plan explains and instructs how to apply the Conservation Framework and achieve landscape goals through an adaptive management approach by describing:

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January 15, 2013

The purpose of this strategic conservation framework is to articulate the rationale, approach, and priorities for the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) that reflects the unique geography and regional natural resource issues.

Great Plains

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March 2, 2016

Summary of Science Research Projects Funded by the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative Completed Through 2015

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November 14, 2013

The Grasslands - Landscape Conservation Design approach outlined in this report is centered on a set of actions and principles that will help resource agencies and stakeholders work collaboratively to identify Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC) landscape goals and management... more

Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks, Peninsular Florida, South Atlantic

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November 13, 2015

Climate, sea level rise, and urbanization are undergoing unprecedented levels of combined change and are expected to have large effects on natural resources—particularly along the Gulf of Mexico coastline (Gulf Coast).

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November 13, 2015

Climate, sea level rise, and urbanization are undergoing unprecedented levels of combined change and are expected to have large effects on natural resources—particularly along the Gulf of Mexico coastline (Gulf Coast).

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November 13, 2015

Climate, sea level rise, and urbanization are undergoing unprecedented levels of combined change and are expected to have large effects on natural resources—particularly along the Gulf of Mexico coastline (Gulf Coast).

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November 13, 2015

Climate, sea level rise, and urbanization are undergoing unprecedented levels of combined change and are expected to have large effects on natural resources—particularly along the Gulf of Mexico coastline (Gulf Coast).

Gulf Coast Prairie

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August 1, 2014

The Gulf Coast Prairie LCC has reached a significant milestone in its development with the completion of its Science Strategy. An effort begun October 2013 by the Science Team, this strategy focuses on the Top Tier Focal Species and their associated habitats.

Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks

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September 24, 2015

The Ecological Assessment focuses on using existing LCC-wide digital geospatial data sets to quantify expert-defined metrics of habitat quality, with particular emphasis on assessing three basic themes as they relate to Desired Ecological States of each habitat system:

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May 6, 2013

Because the Landscape Conservation Cooperative enterprise encompasses multiple disciplines, scales, and resource interests, many regard LCC science as a similarly broad enterprise – one that can encompass nearly any question of interest to anyone anywhere.

North Atlantic

Northwest Boreal

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March 13, 2013

In July of 2012, the NWB LCC Steering Committee met in Fairbanks, AK with a focus on Prioritization of Biological and Cultural Resources

Peninsular Florida

South Atlantic

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September 30, 2015

This assessment measures all of the South Atlantic LCC's natural and cultural resource indicators and scores them on an A/B/C/D/F scale.

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April 3, 2012

This document provides an overview of progress and immediately limiting gaps in integrating science to support the mission of the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Southern Rockies

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November 11, 2014

Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative Fiscal Year 2015 Applied Science and Capacity Needs

Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

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October 22, 2012

In October 2012, conservation experts from the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative proposed priorities for science and collaboration to guide conservation research and future investments by the LCC and its partners.

June 20, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the global conservation community, has recognized that the conservation challenges of the 21st century far exceed the responsibilities and footprint of any individual agency or program.

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June 20, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a long history of habitat conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of the United States that has focused on migratory birds, particularly waterfowl. The ongoing acquisition program of the U.S.

Western Alaska

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May 13, 2014

We prioritize our efforts based on decision maker’s science needs and on opportunities to leverage our resources.

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November 15, 2013

This document describes the major activities the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Western Alaska LCC) will undertake during the federal fiscal years (FY) of 2014 and 2015 (FY14 and FY15), summarizing their rationale and key components.

Appalachian

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February 1, 2013

A group of over 150 invited researchers and managers representing a diverse cross-section of expertise and affiliations were assembled to identify the science information needs of Appalachia in order to effectively address the conservation challenges and opportunities across the landscape.

Arctic

California

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September 17, 2015

The Science-Management Framework (Framework) identifies the process by which the CA LCC provides scientific support for natural resource managers to incorporate climate-smart* conservation strategies into their management actions.

Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers