Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

The LCCs are partnerships of governmental (federal, state, tribal and local) and non-governmental entities. The primary goal of the LCCs is to bring together science and resource management to inform climate adaptation strategies to address climate change and other stressors within an ecological region, or "landscape." Each LCC will function in a specific geographic area and together will form a national and ultimately an international network. To learn more about LCCs go to www.fws.gov/science/SHC/lcc.html.

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are the co-leads, as well as partners, in the effort to establish the Desert and Southern Rockies LCCs. Reclamation and FWS are in the process of establishing Steering Committees for each of the LCCs. The Steering Committees will guide the LCC activities once they are established.

(Map of Desert and Southern Rockies LCCs)

Southern Rockies LCC Website

Desert LCC Website

National LCC GIS Datasets

Announcements


map of Southern Rockies and Desert LCCs

Current Status

Funding opportunities are expected to be posted this winter


Proposed Calendar

February 2017

  • Desert LCC and Southern Rockies LCC funding opportunity posted

April 2017

  • Desert LCC and Southern Rockies LCC applications due

June 2017

  • Desert LCC and Southern Rockies LCC projects selected

September 2017

  • All grants awarded

News Releases

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

April 11, 2014
Reclamation Seeks Applied Science Project Applicants for Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

August 22, 2013
Reclamation Announces $1.4 million for Applied Science Projects to Support Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Last Updated: 10/28/16