The Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
promotes coordination, dissemination, and development of applied science to inform landscape level
conservation, including terrestrial-marine linkages, in the face of landscape scale stressors, focusing
on climate change.
The goals are not presented in priority order.
Promote communications to enhance understanding
regarding effects of climate change in Western Alaska,
Support coordination and collaboration among
partners to improve efficiencies in their common science and information
Identify and support research, and data
collection, analysis, and sharing that address common information needs of land
and resource management decision makers,
Enable synthesis of information at landscape and
larger spatial scales,
Enhance resource management in western Alaska
through applied science and technology transfer.
The Western Alaska LCC will operate under the following
Consider and respect each participating
organization’s unique mandates and jurisdiction.
Coordinate with other committees, workgroups or
organizations that add mutual value, maximize capacity, avoid redundancies, and
leverage resources. Focus on solving biological, physical, and sociological issues
to promote scientifically sound, outcome-based, adaptive management.
Respect social, political and legal limitations
while promoting solutions to landscape level stressors (climate and related)
that benefit the greater Western Alaska conservation community.
Be transparent in operations and ensure access
to the Western Alaska LCC process and products.