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Our Mission

The Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative promotes coordination, dissemination, and developme​nt of applied science to inform landscape level conservation, including terrestrial-marine linkages, in the face of landscape scale stressors, focusing on climate change. ​

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Upcoming webinars are listed below.  For more details, or for recordings of past webinars, visit our webinar page.​ 

27 April, noon: Prajna Regmi Lindgren (Un. of Alaska, Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute) Landsat-Based Lake Distribution and Changes in Western Alaska between 1972 and 2014Details here.​​

4 May, noon: Ryan Toohey (USGS AK Climate Science Center & AK Science Center) Alaska stream temperature community: data storage, harvesting and disseminationDetails here.​​

25 May, noon: Christine Woll (The Nature Conservancy, Alaska) Hydrologic alterations from climate change inform assessment of ecological risk to Pacific salmon in Bristol Bay, AlaskaDetails here.​​

Terrestrial System  for FY16/17

The Steering Committee has selected the LCC's FY16 projects from their recent Request for Proposals. Look back here for details in the coming days. For more information on the RFP, go here

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Enroll in our maili​​ng list to receive updates about news, events, project opportunities and resources. ​​

Call for Abstracts!

As part of the centennial of the National Park System, there will be a "Centennial Science and Stewardship Symposium" to highlight how science and schoarlship have shaped 100 years of national park management and set the stage for the next century of collaborative science.  The symposium will be October 19th-20th in Fairbanks.  Abstracts are due 15 April 2016 (note the date is wrong on one of the webpages) and can be submitted here. 

NEW Invasive Plant ID Apps for iPhones and Android smartphones and tablets

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Have you wondered whether that plant you see on the side of the trail belongs in Alaska?  We are pleased to provide you with a new smartphone App to help you identify and report invasive plants throughout Alaska.  The Western Alaska LCC partnered with the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks' Cooperative Extension Service, and the Univ. of Georgia's Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health to create this new App.  More information about the App and how to find it can be found here.  


​Science and Decision-Maker Needs

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The ability to achieve our mission - providing science products that can help support conservation efforts - depends on successfully identifying what information decision makers need. Selection of topics for LCC focus takes place through workshops with decision makers and experts as well as Steering Committee deliberations. We are now determining our Terrestrial System focus for the federal fiscal years 2016-2017.  The LCC has an ongoing requirement that project proposals include contact information for decision makers who would utilize the proposed products. Learn more about LCC priorities and how they are determined on the Science page. ​ 

LCCs in Alaska

There are five LCCs in Alaskapart of an LCC National Network comprised of 22 individual LCCs that span most of the continent.