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Welcome to the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s (Western Alaska LCC) website. Here you can learn about activities and projects undertaken by the LCC since its beginning in 2011, and discover upcoming events and new information. ​​

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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

"Nearshore bathymetry of western Alaska coastal 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.

Our Mission

The Western Alaska LCC is a partnership whose purpose is to lend science support to conservation actions.  Many conservation challenges are taking place on a landscape level, and by working together to identify shared priorities and needs, partners in the Western Alaska LCC all stand to gain products and tools to help them work more effectively in the face of landscape-scale stressors including climate change. 

"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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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.  Learn more about this collaborative effort to map coastal vulnerabilities here.​

Western Alaska Tribal Engagement

Woman and girl process salmonNative 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.  Learn more here about Tribal Engagement​.

​Science and Decision-Maker Needs

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.

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Learn more about LCC priorities and how they are determined on the Science page.  Learn more about the projects we fund on our Projects page.​​

LCCs in Alaska

There are five LCCs in Alaskapart of a LCC National Network comprised of 22 individual LCCs that span most of the continent. To learn more about LCCs, visit the links above.