New Clearinghouse for Ecosystem Benefits and Risks Information
The Appalachian LCC and the U.S. Forest Service recently released a wealth of data, maps, and other products assessing benefits of and risks to the region's ecosystem services, providing regional resources and tools for incorporating natural assets valued by society into planning and management decisions.
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
Jun 16, 2016Forest Service Honored for Leadership in Promoting Climate Change Adaptation
For their outstanding work in raising awareness and addressing the impacts of climate change on…
Jun 16, 2016NOAA, USGS and partners: Chesapeake Bay ‘dead zone’ to vary from average to slightly smaller
Scientists expect that this year’s mid-summer Chesapeake Bay hypoxic low-oxygen zone or “dead…
Jun 16, 2016Competitive State Wildlife Grant Awarded for Eastern Hellbender Research
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently awarded a Competitive State Wildlife Grant…
Jun 13, 2016Mid-Atlantic Highlands Action Program: Realizing the Legacy
The Chesapeake Bay Field Office Coastal Program has published a document entitled “Mid-Atlantic…
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…