The California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC) is a management-science partnership created to inform and promote integrated science, natural resource management and conservation to address impacts of climate change and other stressors within and across ecosystems.
California supports diverse and thriving ecosystems through lasting cooperative conservation partnerships.
A growing community of resource managers, scientists, conservation practitioners, and others that are successfully collaborating to advance and implement actions that promote resilient and adaptable ecosystems across the landscape in the face of environmental change.
Within the CA LCC geographic scope and community, many individual organizations and partnerships already are engaged in natural resource conservation. In this context the CA LCC:
- Strengthens existing partnerships by providing science to help them address their priority conservation needs.
- Provides enhanced scientific capabilities to help conservation delivery in consideration of climate change and other environmental stressors.
- Provides agencies with additional science information and tools to help them address issues impacting management of fish and wildlife as well as associated ecosystems.
- Provides a forum for partners to develop shared conservation goals, objectives and strategies at regional and broad landscape scales.
The northern boundary of the CA LCC extends from the San Francisco Bay coastline east and north through the upper edge of the Great Central Valley and encompassing the Sierra Nevada up to but not including Lake Tahoe. The western limit of the CA LCC is the California coastline extending from the San Francisco Bay Area south to and including the western edge of Baja California in the country of Mexico and numerous offshore islands. The southern boundary of the CA LCC extends from the Pacific Ocean coastline, east along the western border of the Mojave Desert to the southern Sierra Nevada. The eastern boundary of the CA LCC includes the Sierra Nevada.