The LCCs and CSCs: Collaborating to conserve landscapes in the face of climate change

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The LCCs and CSCs are working together to provide scientific information, tools, and decision support for conservation of large connected areas that sustain natural and cultural resources in a rapidly changing world. 

The Department of Interior Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) and Climate Science Centers (CSCs) are non-regulatory conservation partnerships that have been established to help respond to climate change and other environmental stressors that transcend jurisdictional lines and are priorities for multiple federal and state agencies. Working together to provide scientific information, tools, and decision support for conservation and large connected areas that sustain natural and cultural resources in a rapidly changing world, the LCCs and CSCs have successfully collaborated in the challenging area of landscape conservation. In this session, LCC and CSC representatives will present examples of how these organizations are partnering to conserve complex landscapes and ecosystems in the face of climate change. In particular, projects across the country have produced tools and other products that are being used by natural resource managers to develop climate adaptation strategies for increasing ecosystem resilience and sustainability.

Join us for this discussion at the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation in Washington, D.C. on Oct 23-24, 2014.

For more info, visit http://www.largelandscapenetwork.org/

Session Chair: 

Toni Lyn Morelli, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Program Manager of the Northeast CSC 

Presenters:

Toni Lyn Morelli, Postdoctoral Researcher and the Program Manager of the Northeast CSC – “LCC-CSC Collaborations: Projects and Progress”

Glen Salmon, USFWS, Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC – “Tallgrass Prairie & Big Rivers: Identifying climate challenges for wildlife conservation in agricultural working lands”

Gerard McMahon, USGS, Director of the Southeast CSC – “SECSC support for development of a SE Conservation Adamptation Strategy (SECAS)”

Todd Hopkins, USFWS, Great Basin LCC - LCC-CSC Coordination in the Northwestern US: Delivering Focused Science to Practitioners