Department of the Interior (DOI): Northwest Interior Forest Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Northwest Interior Forest Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) 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 geographic boundary of the Northwestern Interior Forest LCC falls within the boreal forest biome and includes South-Central and Interior Alaska, most of the Yukon Territory, and the northern portion of British Columbia. This vast area includes over 330 million acres, much of which is underlain with permafrost, contains an enormous deposit of immobilized organic carbon. This carbon sink is a vital offset to the ever increasing amounts of carbon dioxide being released to the atmosphere.
Phone: (907) 786-3380
- U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)