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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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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 Webinars

Check out our webinar series that showcase the innovative science research that is ongoing in Western Alaska!

For more details and to view recordings of past webinars, visit our webinar page.​ 


Webinars are on a short break and will resume in Fall 2016. Stay tuned!

Terrestrial Systems  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. ​​

Promoting Coastal Resilience

Coming up on 9/22 and 9/23 the Western Alaska LCC and Aleutian Bering Sea Islands LCC are teaming up with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association to present the Bristol Bay Coastal Reslience Workshop!

The third in a series of coastal resilience workshops being held around the state, this will provide a much needed opportunity for local leaders, natural resource manager, scientists, and planners to network and share ideas. 

Follow the discussion during the workshop on Facebook​ and Twitter​!  Join the conversation via #CoastalChangeAK.

More info on the workshop can be found on the Northern Latitudes​ website.

New Coastal Adaptation Guidance
NOAA recently released a Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation, along with a companion self-guided online resource How to Consider Climate Change in Coastal Conservation. The Guide provides stepwise approach for planning, with links to tools, information and other resources specifically focused on climate and habitat considerations of the coastal environment.  The How-To provides brief instructions on each step and quick online access to the most applicable tools and will be periodically updated with new resources.

Both products are available on NOAA's Digital Coast under 'Training' and on their Green Infrastructure topics page.

​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.