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The Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) form a network of public-private partnerships providing shared science to ensure the sustainability of America's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources. WERC was a key partner in launching the California LCC and also contributes to the efforts of the Desert LCC and North Pacific LCC.



Creosote bush in the Mojave Desert. --Photographer: Steven Schwarzbach/USGS

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WERC AND OTHER LCC OFFICES

As the mission of the national LCC program is to facilitate information exchange between research scientists and conservation partners within and across landscapes, WERC researchers are contributing their resources and expertise to a growing number of LCC offices.


Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative
http://www.usbr.gov/WaterSMART/lcc/desert.html

WERC lead scientist Todd Esque and served on the Science Advisory Council for the Desert LCC during their developmental phase.


North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative
http://www.fws.gov/pacific/Climatechange/nplcc

WERC lead scientist John Takekawa is a recipient of funding in Fiscal Year 2011 from the North Pacific LCC to model sea level rise in the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. 



Top Image: Creosote habitat in the Mojave Desert. Image Credit: Steven Schwarzbach/USGS.


Updated 2011.12.02

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