Department of the Interior (DOI): Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
One of 21 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) established by Secretarial Order No. 3289, which focus on on-the-ground strategic conservation efforts at the landscape level. LCCs are management-science partnerships that inform integrated resource-management actions addressing climate change and other stressors within and across landscapes, linking science and conservation. The currently participating bureaus are the National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Appalachian LCC will extend from southern New York State to central Alabama, and from southern Illinois to central Virginia, including all or portions of the Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau and Interior Low Plateau physiographic provinces. The region supports some of the largest expanses of contiguous forest remaining in the eastern U.S. and portions of the Appalachian LCC are recognized by the United Nations as biodiversity hotspots of global importance. The Appalachian LCC will provide
scientific and technical expertise to support a landscape-scale, collaborative approach that will assist the conservation community in carrying out landscape scale conservation.
Phone: (540) 231-7121
- U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- National Park Service (NPS)