August 2010 to May 2011
The mission of the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is to promote coordination, dissemination, and development of applied science to inform landscape level conservation, including terrestrial-marine linkages, in the face of a changing climate and related stressors.
The Western Alaska LCC, one of five LCCs in progress or planned for Alaska, was launched in 2010 in an early pilot stage. The Western AK LCC will share expertise and capacity to achieve common landscape conservation goals, bringing together federal, state, tribal, and local governments, academia, and other partners to develop tools, synthesize information, and provide a forum for collaboration to land and resource managers to understand and respond to climate change.
Western AK LCC staff held a series of meetings in fall 2010 throughout the region to speak with potential partners and solicit input on early directions for the LCC. Meeting notes and a synthesis report from these meetings are available through the local meetings page.
The LCC hosted a successful Science Workshop in April 2011, gathering 150 managers, field specialists, researchers and local knowledge experts to identify climate change related priority science/information needs for land and resource management in western Alaska. For more information, see the Science Workshop page.
The LCC invested $1.3 million dollars into 12 projects in 2011, collectively leveraging $1.75 million dollars of contributed funding or support from other entities. The LCC Steering Committee selected these projects, from 78 proposals, to provide a strong foundation for initiating the LCC's applied conservation science efforts. For more information, see the 2011 Projects page.
|Last Name||First Name||Affiliation||Phone|
‡ BLM LCC and Rapid Ecoregional Assessment Coordinator
|* Vincent-Lang||Doug||Alaska Department of Fish and Game||907-267-2339||douglas [dot] vincent-lang [at] alaska [dot] gov|
|* Rappoport||Ann||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||907-271-2787||Ann_Rappoport [at] fws [dot] gov|
|Ely||Craig||U.S. Geological Survey||907-786-7182||cely [at] usgs [dot] gov|
|Hoffman||Nancy||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||907-532-2445||nancy_hoffman [at] fws [dot] gov|
|Holman||Amy||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||907-271-5334||amy [dot] holman [at] noaa [dot] gov|
|Jacobson||Shelly||Bureau of Land Management||907-474-2356||Shelly_Jacobson [at] blm [dot] gov|
|Kramer||Jackie||Environmental Protection Agency||907-317-4667||Kramer [dot] Jackie [at] epa [dot] gov|
|Reimer||Gary||Bureau of Land Management||907-267-1205||gary_reimer [at] ak [dot] blm [dot] gov|
|Shasby||Mark||U.S. Geological Survey||907-786-7065||shasbym [at] usgs [dot] gov|
|Shephard||Michael||National Park Service||907-644-3681||michael_shephard [at] nps [dot] gov|
|K'eit||Kristin||Bureau of Indian Affairs||907-271-4030||Kristin [dot] K'eit [at] bia [dot] gov|
|Rabbe||Lisa||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||907-753-2634||Lisa [dot] A [dot] Rabbe [at] usace [dot] army [dot] mil|
|‡ Krabacher||Paul||Bureau of Land Management||907-271-3266||Paul_Krabacher [at] ak [dot] blm [dot] gov|
|† Oates||Russ||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||907-786-3560||Russ_Oates [at] fws [dot] gov|
|† Peltola||Gene||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||907-543-3151||gene_peltola [at] fws [dot] gov|
|† Salyer||Michael||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||Michael [dot] 9 [dot] Salyer [at] usace [dot] army [dot] mil|