Planning and Design
The Appalachian Cooperative members and partners are collaborating to spatially identify priority lands and waters important for healthy ecosystems and biodiversity as part of a comprehensive conservation design across the LCC geography.
Assessing Future Energy Development across the Appalachians
This study and online mapping tool provides needed research to inform discussions on how to protect essential natural resources while realizing the benefits of increased domestic energy production.
Stream Classification System
for the Appalachian LCC
A new classification for Appalachian streams and rivers overcomes a major hurdle to effective planning by unifying state-based stream classifications into a single, consistent system that represents the region’s natural aquatic habitats.
Decision Support Tool
An innovative riparian planting and restoration tool is allowing managers to identify and prioritize areas along the banks of rivers, streams, and lakes for restoration, making ecosystems more resilient to future changes in climate.
Providing the conservation community with a platform to search for experts from a wide range of fields and network with those of similar research, habitat, and funding interests.
Our Guiding Principles
Working at a landscape-level, engaging
a diversity of partners, and leveraging
resources to chart a more sustainable
About the Appalachian LCC
The Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative is an applied science and management partnership working to protect natural lands, valued resources and the biological diversity that provide environmental benefits and services to the human communities across the region.
News and Announcements
May 19, 2016Connecting the Connecticut: Partners create science-based blueprint for conserving New England’s largest river system
It started two years ago as an experiment in combining big data with a big conservation vision for…
May 09, 2016Applying LCC Tools to Issues Impacting the Keystone State
Pennsylvania is a landscape filled with abundant forests and wildlife, thousands of miles of…
Apr 25, 2016Climate Science Centers and U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center—Annual report for 2015
2015 was another great year for the Department of the Interior (DOI) Climate Science Centers…
Apr 20, 2016Tennessee River Valley Science Conference
Dr. Mary Davis, Appalachian LCC Assistant Coordinator, attended the Tennessee Valley Authority's…
Event date: Aug 02, 20162016 Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative - Mined Land Reforestation Conference
Perspectives on the Forest Reclamation…
Event date: Jul 26, 2016Appalachian LCC Steering Committee Meeting
Event date: Apr 26, 2016Managing Invasive Species in Wetland Restoration Projects
The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) is pleased to invite you to attend the next…
Event date: Apr 21, 20162016 Spotlight on National Park Resources in the National Capital Region
To celebrate the National Park Service Centennial through talks and posters that highlight…