Department of the Interior (DOI): Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
The Southern Rockies 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. As of 2020, the Southern Rockies LCC is no longer active.
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) served as the co-leads, as well as partners, in the effort to establish the Southern Rockies LCC, and a partnership developed between Reclamation, the FWS, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS), other federal agencies, states, tribes, non-government organizations (NGO's), universities, and other entities. The Southern Rockies LCC encompasses large portions of 4 states: Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, as well as smaller parts of Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada. This topographically complex region includes the headwaters of the Colorado River and Rio Grande, the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains to the west, and the Southern Rocky Mountains to the east, separated by the rugged tableland of the Colorado Plateau.
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