Department of the Interior (DOI): Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PILCC) 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.
This LCC boundaries are defined by the major inhabited island groups under U.S. jurisdiction within the Pacific Basin (Hawai'i, the Mariana Islands, and American Samoa). Within this geographic area are unique islands and marine landscapes of global biodiversity importance, as well as sovereign island nations. The PICCC provides a range of scientific and technical tools to help managers make informed decisions for landscape-scale conservation of natural and cultural resources including climate models at the archipelagic and island scales, ecological response models, and implementation and monitoring strategies for island species, resources, and communities. The PICCC facilitates managers in reaching explicit bio-cultural conservation objectives in the face of climate change and ongoing threats such as fire, land conservation, and invasive species.
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