Northeast Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
The Right Science in the Right Places
Threats to America’s land, water, fish and wildlife, and cultural resources are greater than any one agency or one program can handle alone. These threats – such as land use change, water scarcity and the changing climate - don't only affect a single species or an isolated place - but affect multiple species and resources across an entire landscape. Landscape conservation cooperatives (LCCs) are self-directed science and conservation planning partnerships of federal agencies, states, tribes, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other conservation partnerships such as fish habitat partnerships and migratory bird joint ventures. LCCs are the forum for these partners to come together to develop common goals, coordinate conservation efforts and jointly develop the science and tools that resource mangers need. In the face of ever increasing threats, LCCs help ensure that the right science is in the right places to support the most effective conservation of America's resources.
The Northeast Region is home to both the North Atlantic and Appalachian LCC. Click either of the maps below to visit their websites.