The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous watersheds in North America. This beautiful and arid landscape stretches over a vast region of Nevada and parts of Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California.
To help manage this landscape, the Department of Interior established the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC), one of 22 other LCCs. The Great Basin LCC helps facilitate, enhance, and inform conservation work at a landscape-wide scale.
These efforts, supported by Federal funding, aim to respond to concerns of climate change, invasive species, wildfires, human development, and other pressing issues.
The Great Basin LCC is guided by a Steering Committee made of agencies, non-govermental organizations, and tribal and state representatives from the five states of the Great Basin. To learn more about the Great Basin LCC please visit the information links.
The Steering Committee held a meeting on September 16, 2014. They discussed proposals for Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge projects, decided the Executive Review Committee will make the final decision on science project funding and agreed to begin the process of filling Steering Committee vacancies. To learn more about their meeting please see the Meeting Materials page.
The Steering Committee considered four key topics:
• S-TEK Working Group Strategy development
• FY 2014 S-TEK project funding recommendations
• Virtual Forum in December
• Proposed Charter addition on TEK related goals and objectives
• Steering Committee virtual meeting: December 4, 2014
• Great Basin LCC Stakeholder Forum (virtual): Week of December 8, 2014