National LCC Network
Depicting the 22 LCCs that make up the National LCC Network
Success stories from around the LCC network that detail the work advancing conservation in ways that saves time/money, protects health and human welfare, advances priorities of DOI on smart energy development, and shows collaboration with key non-federal partners like state agencies, tribes, NGOs, local governments, and communities.
This brochure describes how LCCs are bringing partners together to identify conservation solutions. Building on knowledge and conservation work of existing partnerships, LCCs increase collective science and management capacity to address common conservation priorities. LCCs rely on the expertise and work of Federal, State and Tribal partners and existing conservation partnerships. Working at local, regional, national and even international scales allows partners to work toward sustaining natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.
America’s landscapes and the fish, wildlife, plants and cultural heritage they support are increasingly impacted by land use pressures and widespread threats amplified by a rapidly changing climate. These threats are not just impacting isolated places or a single species, but affecting entire landscapes and multiple resources. The ability to effectively plan for and address these threats across landscapes is beyond the ability of any one agency or organization.
The Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) network (Network), comprised of 22 conservation partnerships spanning North America and U.S. Islands, is uniquely positioned to assist government members in fulfilling their public trust obligations to sustain natural and cultural resources for current and future generations by (a) ensuring inclusivity of broad stakeholder participation in conservation decision-making, and (b) building capacity for public trust to work in conservation, thus increasing the chance for successful and lasting conservation outcomes.