The South Central Climate Science Center and the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

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With the signing of Secretarial Order No. 3289, the Department of the Interior launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address landscape scale issues affecting wildlife and wild lands. The Department of Interior Climate Science Centers work in close partnership with the LCCs across the network, providing capacity for assessing the impact of climate variability and extreme weather on wildlife and their habitats.

The South Central CSC intersects with six LCCs. All six of these LCCs are represented on the South Central CSC’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The LCCs benefit directly from South Central CSC research, but they are also critical research partners on CSC projects that investigate the impacts of temperature and precipitation on regional wildlife.

To learn more about the six LCCs in the South Central CSC region, please visit their websites:

Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Eastern Tallgrass Prairie & Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative


A map of all six LCCs that partner with the South Central Climate Science Center, courtesy of the Fish and Wildlife Service and Darby Perry.