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

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


  • The Bureau of Reclamation Awards $680,000 in Grants to Seven Applied Science Projects for Water Resource Managers

    (September 6, 2017) - Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Alan Mikkelsen announced that seven applied science projects will receive $680,000 to support resource managers in addressing management issues that cross jurisdictions and political boundaries. The applied science projects, including research to identify how drought impacts natural or cultural resources, projects to develop information and tools that inform watershed management, and projects to improve access and use of water resources data by resource managers within the boundaries of the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. Read More →

Last Updated: 9/7/17