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A new report prepared for the Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project describes how monitoring data can be used to detect climate change impacts on Alberta's biodiversity and support adaptation. The project is led by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, with collaborators from the University of Alberta and the Miistakis Institute.

The value of collaboration in working across a large landscape for the conservation of wildlife species and their habitats is immeasurable. A new partnership has emerged showing just how landscape-scale collaboration can effectively inform the conservation of the wide-ranging wolverine.  

Wolverine traversing the Highline, Glacier National Park; Courtesy Mike McFadzen

Concern about the effects of climate change on native trout populations across the Northern Rockies has prompted significant research investments in recent years.

As part of the Great Northern LCC's charge to meet a strategic goal aimed to conserve a permeable landscape with connectivity across aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, members of its Advisory Team implemented a pilot project. The first phase of the pilot project included a workshop that was held this past April in Bozeman, Montana.

Connectivity workshop

On behalf of the Department of the Interior and the President’s Generation Indigenous initiative, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is pleased to announce the Tribal Cooperative Landscape Conservation Program (Program), which will provide funding to support tribal youth internships and research internships for work directly related to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and ocean and coasta

CRAVe is a new online platform that houses information on assessments of the vulnerability of various natural and human resources to a changing climate.

Five years ago, the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative held its first Steering Committee meeting in Bozeman, MT. One of the key outcomes from the meeting was the need to develop a shared vision.

Cover of GNLCC 2014 annual report

Accurate, high resolution information does not exist for consistent status and trend assessments of water quality and aquatic biotas throughout the >3,000,000 kilometers of rivers and streams in the U.S. Without that information, prioritization of limited resources for conservation and management proceeds inefficiently.

Federal agencies are increasingly supporting science and operational programs that provide context-specific data, information and tools for decision makers to improve practices and make risk management and adaptation decisions that are climate-and weather-sensitive.

The Great Northern LCC is pleased to announce the commitment of $700,000 to landscape science, information management, and capacity support for the fiscal year 2015. The list of projects can be viewed at FY15 Funding Allocation.