Department of the Interior (DOI): Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PPP 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.
The PPP LCC includes three main sub-units, the Prairie Pothole Region, Northern Great Plains, and the riparian corridors of several major river systems including the Missouri, the Yellowstone and the Red River of the North. This LCC is a regional partnership of Federal, State, Tribal, Canadian and Non-government organizations working to conserve, and protect natural and cultural resources, including fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats, and broad ecosystems within the northern Great Plains and Prairie Pothole Region.
The PPP LCC is working to develop and apply the scientific tools necessary to determine how climate change coupled with existing stressors, such as the conversion of native prairie for agricultural purposes, may affect the health and productivity of shared natural resources. The actions of the PPP LCC will support and supplement State Wildlife Action Plans and enhance protection for fish and wildlife resources in the region. The currently participating bureaus are the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Phone: (701) 355-8509
- U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)