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.

Deep roots of native prairie plants in agricultural buffer strips can improve water quality. Credit: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Shifting temperature and precipitation trends coupled with changing agricultural practices have the potential to influence water quality across broad geographies, from America’s cornbelt to the farming communities of the Great Lakes. Researchers with U.S. Geological Survey, a strong partner in landscape conservation efforts, have recognized the overwhelming volume of scientific research that pinpoints some of the interactions among climate change, agriculture and water quality across communities where farming is a strong social, economic and cultural influence.

Date posted: August 1, 2013
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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:

Date posted: May 29, 2013
Preview Image of the May 2013 Praire Plains Techinal Committee Webinar

Kevin Doherty (FWS) discusses a project that a number of LCC's and JV's are collaborating on entitled "Development of an Automated Process to Identify Conservation Critical Land-use Change with High Resolution Satellite Imagery". This project will develop methods, software and IT infrastructure designed to enable all of us to effectively utilize the NextView commercial high-resolution satellite imagery available to federal agencies via cooperative agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Date posted: May 1, 2013
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The global challenges of climate change will significantly alter the future of wildlife conservation in America. To meet these challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must adapt to provide better science capacity at the landscape level. This document outlines our vision for forming a science partnership in the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
Date posted: April 12, 2013
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The Plains and Prairie Pothole Landscape Conservation Cooperative Charter references the authorities that allow for the creation of this LCC, defines the membership and roles of the LCC constituent parts, specifies the Charter Review Process, clarifies the governance of the LCC, and outlines its operational guidelines.
Date posted: April 12, 2013
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Lisa McCauley and Mike Anteau with U.S. Geological Survey discuss ongoing research on the interactions of consolidation drainage and climate on water-level dynamics, wetland productivity, and waterbirds. Supported by the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the research aims to identify how changes in water availability in the prairie pothole region has impacted species like the piping plover, and the overall ecological integrity of this important Midwest natural resource.

Date posted: April 3, 2013
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In partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration today released the Nation’s first strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources and the people and economies that depend on them. The National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy provides a unified approach—reflecting shared principles and science-based practices—for reducing the negative impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants, and the natural systems upon which they depend.

Date posted: April 1, 2013

Presented by the Conservation Biology Institute and hosted by the Southern Rockies LCC. This project is funded in part by the SRLCC.

This study researches and produces tools to understand the conditions that make soils vulnerable to drought and how this affects vegetation cover, and especially trees. Maps of climate-sensitive soils can be used to make management decisions on where to focus conservation and restoration resources and where the landscape is likely to be more resilient to the effects of climate change.

Date posted: March 20, 2013
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In July of 2012, the NWB LCC Steering Committee met in Fairbanks, AK with a focus on Prioritization of Biological and Cultural Resources

Date posted: March 13, 2013
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Conserving and Restoring Fens and Other Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems in the Northern Prairies, presented by Phil Gerla, The Nature Conservancy

Date posted: March 6, 2013
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This document provides the foundation for the LCC Science Coordinators Team, or LSCT. The LSCT was established to strengthen the scientific foundations of the LCCs and the LCC Network in pursuit of landscapes capable of sustaining natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

Date posted: March 4, 2013
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The University of Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and National Park Service are working in partnership to develop methods and tools that will allow natural resource managers to examine potential effects of climate change on species’ geographic ranges in the context of ecosystem and landscape planning. 

Date posted: March 1, 2013
Preview Image of the February 2013 Praire Plains Techinal Committee Webinar

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to maintaining wildlife populations and overall biodiversity. Wildlife biologists need to be addressing this threat both in policy arenas as well as in on-the-ground management activities. An example is provided of how climate change was incorporated into a revision of South Dakota's Wildlife Action Plan. The Action Plan has a primary focus on an ecosystem-based approach designed to provide representation of the state's native ecosystems described and mapped as specific plant communities.

Date posted: February 6, 2013
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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. The resulting comprehensive cataloguing or “Science Needs Portfolio” was developed to serve as a guiding framework, critical to help facilitate and support conservation planning, delivery, and applied research as well as monitoring efforts across the Appalachian LCC.

Date posted: February 1, 2013
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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. The information presented in this document is summarized from background research on existing landscape initiatives (place-, issue-, or species-based) and other regionally summarized ecological and landscape information relevant to the Great Northern geography.

Date posted: January 15, 2013
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World Wildlife Fund's Anne Schrag presents a tool developed to assist with landscape level planning. The Northern Plains Conservation Network (NPCN) interactive web map is a repository for shared spatial data that represents the collective priorities of the group of organizations that are a part of NPCN. These data include the distribution of priority species, demographic data and data on threats to the ecoregion, including energy development and climate change.

Date posted: January 2, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012. 

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012. 

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012. 

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Reporting on activities and achievement for the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2012.

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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This factsheet describes an innovative dataset developed by the GCPO LCC, which has been used to develop a spawning habitat model for alligator gar. 

Date posted: January 1, 2013
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Dr. Jeff Lovich, USGS, Southwest Biological Science Center, will present a review of peer-reviewed published information on impacts from renewable energy development in the Desert Southwest on non-volant (non-flying) terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. Although there is little published available data to evaluate effects on non-flying species, some conclusions can be drawn from existing studies and similar analog activities (e.g., large scale oil and gas mining). Dr.

Date posted: December 13, 2012

In 2012, LCC partner WWF Northern Great Plains Program unveiled a new Northern Plains Conservation Network interactive web map for the ecoregion, which reflects a regional assessment of conservation opportunities in the Northern Great Plains and allows users to better understand natural resources on their lands, as well as how threats like climate change and energy development may influence those resources now and into the future.

Date posted: December 5, 2012
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Building the Foundation for International Conservation Planning for the Prairie Pothole Ecosystem

Kevin Doherty, Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC project investigator, presents research that will support conservation planning for the prairie pothole ecosystem in the face of uncertain climatic conditions.

Partners: Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, Prairie Habitat Joint Venture, Northern Great Plains Joint Venture, NAWMP-NSST, USFWS-HAPET, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, PPPLCC.

Date posted: December 5, 2012
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In 2012, The Nature Conservancy published “Talking Big: Lessons Learned from a 9,000 Hectare Restoration in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie” in the online, peer reviewed journal Sustainability.  The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC provided support and and guidance to the larger project examining large-scale restoration and sustaining habitats and services under accelerating climate change conditions.

Date posted: December 3, 2012

Climate scientists often develop models to predict how climate may change in an effort to inform other models that predict how these changes may impact conservation targets. However, these models are not often translated into information that is accessible and useful for land managers and conservation decision-makers.

Date posted: November 28, 2012
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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.

Date posted: October 22, 2012
Preview Image of the October 2012 Praire Plains Techinal Committee Webinar

Amy Symstad, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, discusses research funded through the National Climate Predictions and Projections Pilot project. Her project aims to project future effects of land management, natural disturbance, and CO2 on woody encroachment in the northern Great Plains in a changing climate.

Date posted: October 4, 2012