Supported Science Projects

To support on-the-ground landscape conservation in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Columbia Plateau, the Great Northern LCC has committed over $5.7 million, from 2010 to 2014, to a range of partners and landscape partnerships for ecological research, information management, and outreach projects. These projects align with the goals of the Strategic Conservation Framework.

Data Management, Funded Projects, and Proposal Guidance

These documents contain information on data management guidance for supported projects, the funded projects, and instructions for submitting proposals. 

Fiscal Year Title Project Lead Affiliationsort icon
2013 Helping Managers Develop and Implement a Consistent Method to Prioritize Conservation and Identify Climate Adaptation Strategies for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Al-Chokhachy, Robert US Geological Survey
2013 Identification of Fire Refugia in Rocky Mountain Ecosystems of the U.S. and Canada: Development and Application of the Refugium Concept for Biodiversity Conservation over Large Spatial and Temporal Scales Chong, Geneva US Geological Survey
2013 Developing Management Guidelines for Creating Resilient Whitebark Pine Ecosystems in the Northern Rocky Mountains Using Spatial Simulation Modeling Keane, Bob Missoula Fire Sciences Lab, USFS, RMRS
2013 Science Support for Land Conservation in the Rocky Mountain Corridor Whitfield, Michael Heart of the Rockies Initiative
2013 A Science-based Decision Support Tool for Prioritizing Mitigation of Road Impacts on Western Governors’ Association Wildlife Corridors Ament, Rob Center for Large Landscape Conservation
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Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Implementation Through the GNLCC Rocky Mountain Partner Forum Cross, Molly Wildlife Conservation Society
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Informing Connectivity Conservation Decisions in the British Columbia – Washington Transboundary Region and the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion Schuett-Hames, Joanne Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
2012 Incorporating Ecological Integrity and Stream-network Connectivity into the Western Governors’ Assessment of Aquatic Crucial Habitats in Washington and Oregon Wilhere, George Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
2012 Landscape-level assessment of ESA-listed spring-chinook distribution in Upper Columbia Basin watersheds using environmental DNA Pilliod, David USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
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Piloting a Strategic Approach to Landscape Conservation Design in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion, Phase 2: Assessing the Condition and Resiliency of Collaborative Spatial Priority Areas Miewald, Tom US Fish and Wildlife Service
2012 Providing High Resolution Connectivity Maps for Greater Sage-grouse in the Great Northern Landscape Using State of the Art Genomics Cross, Todd University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation
2012 Using the Conservation Registry for the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative Vickerman, Sara Defenders of Wildlife
2011 Understanding Observational, Proxy, and Modeled Climate Data: Outreach, Training, and Support for Managers and Scientists Pedersen, Greg US Geological Survey
2011 Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative Geospatial Data Portal Extension: Implementing a GNLCC Spatial Toolkit and Phenology Server Kern, Tim US Geological Survey
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The NorWeST Regional Stream Temperature Model for Mapping Thermal Habitats and Predicting Vulnerability of Aquatic Species to Climate Change across the Great Northern LCC Isaak, Daniel J US Forest Service
2011 Applying Vulnerability Assessment Tools to Plan for Climate Adaptation: Case Studies in the Great Northern LCC Lawler, Joshua University of Washington, Seattle
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A New Model of Watershed-scale Aquatic Monitoring from the Crown of the Continent: Quantifying the Benefits of Watershed Restoration in the Face of Climate Change Carlson, Anne The Wilderness Society
2011 Communicating and Involving the Public and Stakeholders in the Use of Fish and Wildlife Data and Information for Purposes of Landscape Level Management and Decision Support Servheen, Gregg Idaho Department of Fish and Game
2011 Tracking Wetland Changes over Time at Multiple Scales in Bird Conservation Regions 9 and 10 Sargent, Tasha Environment Canada
2010 Decision Support Tools for Species Populations and Their Habitats Workshop: The EAGLE (Ecosystem Assessment, Geospatial Analysis, and Landscape Evaluations) System Crabtree, Bob Yellowstone Ecological Research Center