Northwestern Interior Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Author(s): 
Jacobson, Cynthia - cynthia_jacobson@fws.gov
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication Date: 
2011

Conservation needs in Alaska and across the nation require an unprecedented
collaborative effort that links science and conservation with the combined
capacities of many conservation partners. Landscape Conservation
Cooperatives (LCCs) are self-directed partnerships that provide science
support for conservation actions that address landscape-level challenges or
stressors such as climate change. The Northwestern Interior Forest LCC is
one of 21 LCCs identified nationally to complete a network approach of
conservation across the continent. Rather than providing regulatory authority to
manage land, LCCs provide land managers with the necessary tools and
information to do their jobs better in the face of impending and difficult-to-predict change.

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