Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LLCs)

In 2010, LCCs were established by the Secretary of the Interior, to provide shared science to ensure sustainability of America’s land, water, wildlife and cultural resources.  The LCCs were formed to help the Interior bureaus and agencies work together with other federal, state, tribal and local governments, and private landowner partners, to develop landscape-level strategies for understanding and responding to climate change impacts.

Today, LCCs serve as applied conservation science partnerships with two main functions. The first is to provide the science and technical expertiseneeded to support conservation planning at landscape scales – beyond the reach or resources of any one organization. Through the efforts of in-house staff and science-oriented partners, LCCs are generating the tools, methods, and data managers need to design and deliver conservation using the Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC) approach. The second function of LCCs is to promote collaboration among their members in defining shared conservation goals. With these goals in mind, partners can identify where and how they will take action, within their own authorities and organizational priorities, to best contribute to the larger conservation effort.

There are 22 individual LCCs across the country.  The NGPJV lies within the Plains and Prairie Pothole Landscape Conservation Cooperative


Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs)

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Plains and Prairie Potholes Conservation Cooperative

Projects approved affecting the NGPJV