Department of the Interior (DOI): Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC) 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 currently participating bureaus are the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The GPLCC is an applied conservation partnership that provides science and decision support tools to managers for the full complement of plant, fish and wildlife resources in the mid- and short-grass prairie of the southern Great Plains.The products from this partnership will help inform management actions for greater impact on priority species. The geographic area of the GPLCC encompasses parts of eight states: New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
In 2010, the GPLCC committed $744,500 to fund 10 science research projects that address the predicted impacts of climate change on priority species and habitats in the Southern Great Plains. The funded projects were quite diverse and focused on a variety of species — from Arkansas darter to Lesser Prairie-Chicken.
- U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
- National Park Service (NPS)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)