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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:

10 June - Current Coastal Change Projects and Priority Information Needs in Western Alaska​ with Casey Brown (UAF & ACCAP)  (connection information to be added soon.)

Recordings of Recent Webinars

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

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

30 April - ​The Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) for Alaska and Northwest Canada: current status and applications in natural resource management and policy with Dave McGuire & the IEM Team (UAF)

New Existing Vegetation Map for portions of the LCC

A new existing vegetation data layer is available for the Kodiak Archipelago and for the contiguous portions of the LCC starting at the southern end of the Kuskokwim Delta.  This is a reanalysis of existing imagery to provide more refined vegetation data at the 30 meter resolution. For more information about the project and how to access these data go here.

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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.