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
Feb 03, 2016Where the Not-So-Mighty Chestnut Still Grows
A recent study by U.S. Forest Service, university, and state agency researchers provides baseline…
Jan 20, 2016NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015
Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880,…
Jan 19, 2016Biodiversity Critical to Maintaining Healthy Ecosystems
Researchers have found clear evidence that biological communities rich in species are…
Dec 17, 2015FWS Northeast Regional Director Comments on National Academy of Sciences Review of LCCs
On December 3, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released their Review of the Landscape…
Event date: Feb 02, 2016Evaluating the Ecological Performance of Compensatory Mitigation
The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) is pleased to invite you to attend the next…
Event date: Dec 01, 2015Oak, Fire, and Global Change: What Might the Future Hold?
The pace of environmental and socioeconomic change over the past 100 years has been…
Event date: Nov 10, 2015Climate-informed management of oak ecosystems in the Central Hardwoods region
Global climate changes will lead to local impacts on oak ecosystems throughout the central…
Event date: Nov 04, 2015Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Symposium
This symposium will present recent progress and suggest important next steps for key elements of…