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Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
The Mountain-Prairie Region hosts two Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) serving as a forum for our science based partnerships including Federal, state, tribal, local government and nongovernmental partners. The LCCs are aligned around geographically similar landscapes and they are true cooperatives formed to identify best practices, information gaps and to avoid duplicative efforts through partnership based conservation planning and design.
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.
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.
FWS Contacts for Mountain-Prairie Region Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
- Southern Rockies LCC Coordinator
Kevin Johnson, Phone: 303-236-4518, Email: Kevin_M_Johnson@fws.gov
- Great Northern LCC Coordinator
Yvette Converse, Phone: 406-994-7486, Email: Yvette_Converse@fws.gov
- Great Northern LCC Science Coordinator
Sean Finn, Phone: 208-426-2697, Email: Sean_Finn@fws.gov