U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative
About the GBLCC
The Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is one of 22 LCCs nationwide established by the Department of the Interior (DOI) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and related issues. The Great Basin LCC is a self-directed partnership between bureaus and others involved in natural resource management and conservation.
What does the Great Basin LCC do?
In broad terms, the Great Basin LCC helps link and integrate science information providers with resource managers and science users; brings additional federal resources to bear on landscape-scale conservation issues and opportunities; and helps to apply science and facilitate coordination on a wide range of efforts to respond to climate change, invasive species, wildfires, human development and other stressors across the Great Basin. The LCC is not intended to replace existing organizations already accomplishing conservation work in the Great Basin. The aim is to facilitate, enhance and inform that work.
The Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative enhances understanding of the effects of changing climate and other natural and human impacts across the region and promotes the coordination of science-based actions to enable human and natural communities to respond and adapt to those conditions.
Great Basin LCC Steering Committee
The Great Basin LCC Steering Committee is made up of agencies, non-governmental organizations, tribal and state representatives from the five-state Great Basin region. Since 2011, the Steering Committee has worked to finalize and adopt a Great Basin LCC charter; identify issue-based working groups; select a Leadership team; set priorities for the Great Basin LCC, and make funding recommendations for science support in the Great Basin.
The Steering Committee meets regularly to hear updates from Great Basin LCC staff and basin-wide partners, help staff make decisions on behalf of the LCC, and discuss emerging issues and developments in the Great Basin. In 2014, the Great Basin LCC will be developing Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (S-TEK) priorities.
Steering Committee members include:
Great Basin LCC Staff
Ms. Linda Kelly, Coordinator
Dr. Matthew Germino, Research Landscape Ecologist
National LCC Network
The Great Basin LCC is one of 22 LCCs nationwide, a network of public-private partnerships that provide shared science to ensure the sustainability of America's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources. Visit the National LCC website at www.lccnetwork.org.