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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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Join us for these upcoming webinars - follow the links for details:

Webinars will resume in September.

Recent Webinars recordings of interest

10 June - Current Coastal Change Projects and Priority Information Needs in Western Alaska​ with Casey Brown (UAF & ACCAP). Recording forthcoming.

3 June - Relative sea level change in western Alaska as constructed from satellite altimetry and repeat GPS with Kimber DeGrandpre (UAF Geophysics)

13 May - Assessing Climate Change and Health Effects in the Bering Strait Region with Michael Brubaker (ANTHC)

11 May - Technical webinar on development of an integrally coupled sea ice, wind, waves, storm-surge model with Andres van Westhuysen (NOAA/NCEP)

6 May - ​Broad-scale lake and permafrost dynamics in the Western Alaska LCC region​ with Guido Grosse and Prajna Lindgren​

New Synthesis of Current Coastal Change Projects & Priorities

A new LCC-funded report and online database provide a synthesis of the many current or recent coastal change projects in western Alaska, including both research and management projects.  These products document the 'project landscape' for communities facing change, decision makers navigating change, researchers pursuing projects, and funding entities prioritizing resource allocations. More information on the project and these products is available here​.

New Existing Vegetation Map for portions of the LCC

A new existing vegetation data layer is now available for the Kodiak Archipelago and the contiguous portions of the LCC south of the Kuskokwim Delta. Reanalysis of existing imagery provided more refined vegetation data at the 30 meter resolution. Learn more about the project and how to access the data layer here.

​Funding Opportunities of Note

Coastal Resilience and Adaptation RFP 1 June 2015.pdfCoastal Resilience and Adaptation RFP 1 June 2015.pdf (proposals due 21 June)

NOAA National Ocean Service FY15 Regional Coastal Resilience Grants Program (proposals due 24 July)

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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 the products from our recently completed project to Assess Climate Change and Health Effects in the Bering Strait Region​ compiled by 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. 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.