Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative Overview
The Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) 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.
We invite you to review our Charter and our Operating Plan for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013. Key components of the FY12 and FY13 operating plan are also described on our "Pilot Program" webpage. The charter establishes the mission, goals and guiding principles of the LCC and describes the roles of the LCC Steering Committee, Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Community (Science/TEK), the Partnership Community and the LCC staff.
New in 2013!!
Initial long-term science strategy planning is underway
The Western AK LCC is developing a "Long-term Science Strategy" in 2013. We are very interested in your feedback on our initial ideas. A summary of the proposed framework was sent out to our mailing list in late February and is available here. Please provide feedback on this approach by taking our brief survey.
2012 Annual Report now available
Each year the LCCs develop an annual report to document their work. Our 2012 annual report is available here. The report describes the first year of our "Changes in Coastal Storms and their Impacts" pilot program, the projects funded in 2012, the Stream and Lake Temperature Monitoring Workshop and how these activities are being woven into a long-term science strategy for the LCC.
Coastal Pilot Program continues
The Western AK LCC is in its second year focusing on the pilot program theme of "Changes in Coastal Storms and their Impacts". In 2013 we intend to fund several projects that address priority recommendations from the Coastal Hazards Workshop we sponsored last May with AOOS and the Alaska Climate Science Center. The workshop report is available at http://www.aoos.org/workshops-and-reports/. A summary of 2012 projects is available here.
Stream and Lake Temperature Monitoring Workshop leads to Request For Proposals
In November, 2012, a group of 28 hydrologists, researchers, fisheries biologists, local experts and managers from across the state gathered to discuss necessary steps for developing regional-scale predictive models of changes in water temperature. These models are critical for understanding how changes in temperature may affect fisheries habitat over the next century. One of the key recommendations from the workshop is that we need to know what information is already being collected, and where. Information on the Workshop is available here. The Western AK LCC Steering Committee is interested in fulfilling this need by gathering this information and developing a state-wide geospatial database. A Request for Proposals (RFP) for applicants to do this work will be released on approximately February 8th and remain open for 30 days to March 10th. More information is available here.
New website is being developed
This spring we will launch our new website. The new address will be announced through our mailing list and on this site.
For more information or to provide input to the Western Alaska LCC, please either contact the Interim Steering Committee member or the LCC Staff (see below).
|Last Name||First Name||Affiliation||Phone|
* Vice Chair
‡ Ex-officio member
Interim Steering Committee Members
|** Rodman||Sue||Alaska Department of Fish and Game||907-267-2274||sue [dot] rodman [at] alaska [dot] gov|
|* Shephard||Michael||National Park Service||907-644-3681||michael_shephard [at] nps [dot] gov|
|‡ Gray||Steve||Alaska Climate Science Center||907-786-6780||sgray [at] usgs [dot] gov|
|Vincent-Lang||Doug||Alaska Department of Fish and Game||907-267-2339||douglas [dot] vincent-lang [at] alaska [dot] gov|
|Pletnikoff||Karen||Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc||907-222-4286||karenp [at] apiai [dot] org|
|Andrew||Tim||Association of Village Council Presidents||907-545-4450||tandrew [at] avcp [dot] org|
|Chen||Glenn||Bureau of Indian Affairs||glenn [dot] chen [at] bia [dot] gov|
|Kahklen||Mark||Bureau of Indian Affairs||907-271-4004||mark [dot] kahklen [at] bia [dot] gov|
|Bittner||Alan||Bureau of Land Management||907-267-1285||alanbittner [at] blm [dot] gov|
|‡ Guyer||Scott||Bureau of Land Management||907-271-3284||sguyer [at] blm [dot] gov|
|Hartmann||Steve||Bureau of Land Management||907-474-2216||shartmann [at] blm [dot] gov|
|† Jacobson||Shelly||Bureau of Land Management||907-474-2356||s05jacobso [at] blm [dot] gov|
|† Kelleher||Karen||Bureau of Land Management||907-267-1205||kkelleh [at] blm [dot] gov|
|Ahmasuk||Brandon||Kawerak||sub [dot] dir [at] kawerak [dot] org|
|Holman||Amy||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||907-271-5334||amy [dot] holman [at] noaa [dot] gov|
|Trainor||Sarah||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||907-474-7878||sarah [dot] trainor [at] alaska [dot] edu|
|† Partain||James||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||james [dot] partain [at] noaa [dot] gov|
|Pomrenke||Jeanette||National Park Service||907-443-6101||jeanette_pomrenke [at] nps [dot] gov|
|Frenier||Dave||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||david [dot] j [dot] frenier [at] usace [dot] army [dot] mil|
|† Salyer||Michael||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||michael [dot] 9 [dot] salyer [at] usace [dot] army [dot] mil|
|Ayres||Lee Anne||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||907-442-3799||leeanne_ayres [at] fws [dot] gov|
|† Lanctot||Richard||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||907-786-3609||richard_lanctot [at] fws [dot] gov|
|McBride||Doug||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||907-271-2871||doug_mcbride [at] fws [dot] gov|
|† Underwood||Tevis||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||907-842-8401||tevis_underwood [at] fws [dot] gov|
|Ely||Craig||U.S. Geological Survey||907-786-7182||cely [at] usgs [dot] gov|
|Shasby||Mark||U.S. Geological Survey||907-786-7065||shasbym [at] usgs [dot] gov|
Western Alaska LCC Staff
Karen Murphy, Western AK LCC Coordinator
Karen_A_Murphy [at] fws [dot] gov
Joel Reynolds, Western AK LCC Science Coordinator
Joel_Reynolds [at] fws [dot] gov