About the Great Basin LCC
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The Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) 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.
- Provide leadership and a framework linking science and management to address shared ecological, climate, and social and economic issues across the basin.
- Focus science and management actions to sustain natural resources in the context of changing environmental conditions.
- Enhance collaboration to integrate science and management among Great Basin LCC partners particularly as related to climate change and other landscape-scale change agents.
- Promote communication and education.
Great Basin LCC Structure and Purpose
The Great Basin LCC is one of 22 LCCs nationwide established by the Department of the Interior (DOI). The LCC helps link and integrate science information providers with resource managers and science users. 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 LCC is a self-directed partnership made of agencies, non-governmental organizations, tribal and state representatives and others involved in natural resource management and conservation.
Great Basin LCC Steering Committee
The Great Basin LCC Steering Committee consists of federal agencies, tribes, states, non-governmental organizations and industry 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 fund science and management projects in the Great Basin.
|Sue Phillips ||Chair, U.S. Geological Survey|
|Bob Unnasch||Vice-Chair, The Nature Conservancy|
|Rick Kearney||Past Chair, Bureau of Land Management|
|Kim Townsend||Duckwater Shoshone Tribe|
|Gaylord Robb||Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah|
|Heather Ray||Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation|
|Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation|
|Raul Morales||Bureau of Land Management|
|Clint Koble||USDA Farm Service Agency|
|Bruce Petersen||Natural Resources Conservation Service|
|Ted Koch||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Bill Dunkelberger||U.S. Forest Service|
|Sue Phillips||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Invited||State of Idaho|
|Laura Richards||Nevada Department of Wildlife|
|Invited||State of Oregon|
|John Harja||State of Utah, Office of the Governor|
|Armand Gonzales||California Department of Fish and Game|
|Local government representative|
|Vacant || |
|NGO and private community representatives|
|Julie Thompson||Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition|
|Bob Unnasch ||The Nature Conservancy|
|Great Basin Consortium representatives|
|Maureen McCarthy||Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit|
|Stan Johnson ||Great Basin Environmental Program|
|Deb Finch||Great Basin Research and Management Partnership|
Great Basin LCC Staff
Dr. Todd Hopkins, Science Coordinator
Dr. Matthew Germino, Research
Dr. Todd Hopkins has been supporting the Great Basin LCC as Science Coordinator since fall of 2011. He serves as a science advisor to the Coordinator and Steering Committee and as a peer reviewer for the Northwest and Southwest Climate Science Center proposals.
Dr. Matthew Germino joined the Great Basin LCC in 2011, working at the US Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Boise, ID, to research spatial and temporal patterns of change across Great Basin landscapes, and the biological and physical processes that generate these patterns.
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.