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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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​May Webinars​

May 7, 2014

"Status update on an integrally-coupled model of wind, waves, tide and sea ice for the eastern Bering Sea", presented by  Robert Grumbine (NOAA/NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction​)

May 14, 2014

"How deep are those shoals? Nearshore bathymetric data collection in the vicinity of western Alaska communities​", presented by Nicole Kinsman (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)​

May 21, 2014

"Introduction to NHDPlus: Content, Capabilities, Applications​", presented by Cindy McKay, Horizon Systems Corp.

For more information, including connection details, visit our Webinars page.

Coastal Vulnerability Mapping 

Our collaborators at the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys recently presented a poster at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting that has garnered attention among interested partners. Click here to learn more ​about this collaborative effort to map coastal vulnerabilities.​

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Western Alaska Tribal Engagement

Native peoples in western Alaska have long-standing interactions with the lands, water, fish, wildlife and plants of the region. Alaska Native partners bring historical knowledge and a holistic perspective that is important to understanding the changes we are seeing today.  Visit our Tribal Engagement page​ to learn more ​​about our approach.

Subsistence Salmon Netting_USFWS photo R.B. Whitcomb_cropped300px.jpgFor an example of how we're engaging with Alaska Natives at the project level, browse this report​ ​from our collaborators at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium​.

​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.  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.