Department of the Interior (DOI): Northern Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Northern Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC)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 Minerals Management Service, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The geographic area covered by the North Atlantic LCC extends from southeastern Virginia north along the mid-Atlantic coast through New England to Nova Scotia and the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. The boundaries for this LCC also include the northern Piedmont ecoregion immediately west of the mid-Atlantic coastal plain, as well as the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Coastal zone habitats are among those most likely to be heavily impacted by sea level rise due to climate change, and with the level of human development along the coast of the North Atlantic LCC, these coastal habitats are threatened to be trapped between rising water levels and human infrastructure.
The NALCC is a broad-based partnership of organizations focused on the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats within the northeastern states. The NALCC provides a forum for continuous exchange and feedback among partner organizations, scientists and fish, wildlife and habitat managers. The NALCC will aggregate and consolidate existing information and coordinate research activities to meet common science needs identified across partner organizations, with particular attention to how climate change will impact fish and wildlife conservation.
Phone: (413) 253-8200
- U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- National Park Service (NPS)
- Manomet Center For Conservation Sciences
- The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
- National Wildlife Federation
- U.S. Forest Service (USFS)