Department of the Interior (DOI): Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) is one of 21 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 delivery.
The GNLCC is a partnership-directed conservation alliance focused on providing collaboration and coordination for strategic landscape conservation. The GNLCC was jointly convened by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service in the spring of 2010 and includes an executive level steering committee, a working level advisory team and GNLCC coordinators and staff, as well as a drafted governance structure and operational framework. Federal, State, Tribal, Provincial and non-government organizations have been invited to participate. In addition to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, other partners include U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and the States of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming to name a few.
The GNLCC is working towards landscape conservation across the middle to northern Rocky Mountains and interior Columbia Basin. The GNLCC is connected with a number of landscape-level conservation partnerships within the Great Northern area to identify conservation priorities and related science and information needs within three eco-geographic areas: Rocky Mountain, Columbia and Sage-Steppe.
- U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)