Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by James Weliver, USFWS.
Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfeet, MA. Photo by Ralph Tiner.
Catskills Mountains, NY. Photo by Ralph Tiner.
"Threats to America’s land, water, fish and wildlife, and cultural resources are greater than any one agency or one program can handle alone – landscape conservation cooperatives (LCCs) are a way to leverage all of our resources and work together to meet these threats."

Welcome the North Atlantic LCC

Threats to our natural resources are increasing and some - like water scarcity and natural habitat - are being increasingly accelerated by the changing climate. To protect the natural resources of the Northeast, natural resource managers and partners have formed the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC). The North Atlantic LCC partnership includes: 13 Northeast States, 18 Federally recongized Tribes, Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other species specific partnerhsips like migratory bird joint ventures.

Natural resources like rivers, forests, fish and wildlife do not recognize man-made boundaries - making it important that the conservation community work across these boundries to ensure the future of the North Atlantic's land, water, fish and wildlife, and cultural resources.

The North Atlantic LCC partners work together to coordinate natural resource conservation actions across the region. This coordination yields a rich set of science resources that all partners use to implement conservation strategies locally. The most effecitve and efficient conservation strategies are used by partners as models. Additionaly, the North Atlantic LCC is working to identify regional science needs and levearge resources to meet those needs.