The Big Dry Arm Spring Storm in the Great Basin Red Cliffs Desert Tortoise Reserve March Morning on the Platte River After a Spring Storm in the Great Basin Hunting Upland Birds at Kingsbury Lake Waterfowl Production Area Sandhill Migration on the Platte River Badlands Sunrise The Green River at Ouray NWR North Park Lupines Moab Sunset
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Mountain-Prairie Region
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Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative


The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) implemented a strategic conservation framework and outreach strategy during 2012, its third year of operations. To support on-the-ground landscape conservation, GNLCC committed over $1 million to 16 conservation projects that meet science priorities outlined in the strategic framework. The funded projects will address trans-boundary and shared data needs while building capacity towards a collective vision of the landscape.

2012 Update: Read about an ongoing effort to monitor and model stream temperature data while developing vulnerability assessments for all aquatic species in the Rocky Mountains.


Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative


During 2012, the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SRLCC) approved and initiated a strategic synthesis to identify overlapping priority conservation targets on the landscape and to gain collective support for science delivery mechanisms.

Click here to read more about the Southern Rockies LCC. »

The SRLCC has collaborated with the Navajo Nation and entered into cooperative agreements with Shivwits Band of the Paiute and the Pueblo of Jemez to facilitate tribal identification of priority conservation issues, data gaps and science needs. The tribal discoveries will be included in the larger strategic synthesis for science delivery. The SRLCC approved $850,000 of funding for 12 individual science projects to further landscape-scale applied science.

2012 Update: Read about a project with the Gunnison Climate Working Group and The Nature Conservancy to complete a comprehensive vulnerability assessment identifying specie, such as the Gunnison sage-grouse, and ecosystems most at risk from climate change.

Priority Species

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Important Information

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: April 09, 2015
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