Department of the Interior (DOI): Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is one of 21 LCCs established by Department of Interior 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 participating bureaus included the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The LCC encompasses portions of five states: Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, as well as Northern Mexico. The area encompassed in the LCC is topographically complex and includes a diverse landscape of prairies, coastal environments and rangelands. The richness of the area supports a wide variety of habitat for many distinct species of native plants, fish, and wildlife, including many endemic species. The LCC seeks to address critical science needs and gaps in the area and connect them to conservation practices on the ground, building synergies with efforts already underway. This coordination helps ensure efficient use of limited conservation funding and resources.
The LCC is no longer operating under the same name or funding, as federal funding was withdrawn in 2019. The Gulf Coast Prairie LCC is now known and continues operating as the Southern Great Plains Conservation Partnership.
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