Story: Alaska’s Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs)

Alaska is home to five Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) working to address environmental changes occurring in the state that are too broad and far-reaching for any one agency or entity to address alone. These partnerships are composed of federal and state agencies, tribes, research institutions and nongovernmental entities who work collaboratively across large geographies to identify research and conservation priorities. Their work is directed by steering committees that are representative of these geographies. They have funded more than 100 science and stakeholder engagement projects across Alaska and are currently working with dozens of managers, researchers, tribes, and communities throughout the state.