The Conservation Cooperative is a broad-based partnership of organizations concerned with the conservation of natural and cultural resources, including fish and wildlife; their associated habitats; ecosystem function and resiliency and maintaining sustainable landscapes within the region.
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.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2011.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2011.
Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2011.
Praire Plains & Potholes LCC Coordinator Rick Nelson provides a brief overview of the LCC.
The Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC) is a partnership that provides applied science and decision support tools to assist natural resource managers in their efforts to conserve plant, fish, and wildlife in the mid- and short-grass prairie of the southern Great Plains. It is part of a national network of public-private partnerships — known as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs)—that work collaboratively across jurisdictions and political boundaries to leverage resources and share science capacity.
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative Governance Document - September 2011
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative 2011 Operating Plan
This Charter, developed in June 2011, provides for mission, organization scope, steering committee composition and responsibilities, and other topics in order to frame the governance structure of the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC). During the formative stages of the GPLCC, an Action Plan (GPLCC Action Plan 2009) was drafted that developed early governance structure as well as priority habitats, species, research questions, and suggested staffing and direction for the LCC.
Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford, NE - June 21-22, 2011
The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative geographic area transcends a variety of boundaries and borders. The LCC includes portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont, as well as areas of Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The geography includes deep water habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, more than 35,000 islands, major river systems, boreal forests, and prairie-hardwood transition zones.
This document describes the process, criteria, and information used to develop a seamless national geographic framework in order to provide the spatial context for implementing landscape-scale conservation.
This guidance document explains how LCCs and Climate Science Centers (CSCs) will function to integrate science and management expertise to provide information on best management practices in order to support strategic adaptation and mitigation efforts across the U.S. and internationally.
Wichita, Kansas - January 18-19, 2011
This 2010 document was developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to define the geographic framework for biological planning and conservation design.
This 2010 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service document describes the form and function of LCCs including their guiding principles, core capacities, organization, products and services and their relationship to Regional Climate Science Centers.
This preliminary action plan was developed in December 2009 as a starting point to outline the form and function of the Great Plains LCC. During the initial assessment, the need for expertise in population modeling, genetics, biometrics, hydrology, and collection of monitoring data were identified as critical needs of the GPLCC. We are working with our partners to determine how best to meet these critical needs. The Governance Section of this action plan was replaced by the Great Plains LCC Charter in June 2011.
In signing Secretarial Order No. 3289 on Sept. 14, 2009, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar directed Department of the Interior bureaus to stimulate the development of the LCC network as a response to landscape-scale stressors, including climate change.