• Sunset in the desert with Joshua tree.
  • Desert flowers blooming in brush in front of mountains. The flowers are yellow.
  • A salt flat in the desert with rocks and salt deposits.
  • A rock formation with a body of water in front of them.
  • Wild flowers blooming in the desert.
  • 2014 Annual Report Cover


    The Desert LCC is developing a landscape conservation planning and design process with our partners to develop conservation goals and adaptive management actions for three focal ecosystem types within our geographic areas More...

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December 22, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Applicants for Landscape Conservation Planning and Design Project

The Desert LCC is embarking on a Climate-Smart Landscape Conservation Planning and Design project that will: produce spatially explicit data and information about focal resources, chosen by the Desert LCC members; seek to understand the effects of climate change and other landscape stressors on natural resources; integrate social and economic information to understand what these resources might look like in the future; and result in collaborative adaptation responses that are useful and implementable by our partners.

July 31, 2014
Applied Science Projects Receive $448,400 — Projects Will Inform Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that six applied science projects will receive $448,400 to deliver new capabilities for the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. These projects will address priority resource needs identified by Reclamation and partners involved in both Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

December 18, 2013
Interior Announces Funding for New Scientific Studies as Part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s eight regional Climate Science Centers are awarding nearly $7 million to universities and other partners for research as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, move our economy toward clean energy sources and begin to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change.