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The Great Northern LCC is excited to present Coy Harwood, a new tribal summer intern supported by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ANTI). Coy, who is from the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana, is a fourth-year pre-med student at Montana State University and has an Associates Degree in Life Sciences from Salish Kootenai College.

Coy Harwood; Blackfeet Warriors metal sculpture, Blackfeet Environmental Office

Matt Heller, Data Manager and GIS Administrator with the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) was awarded the 2017 Federal Conservation Partner of the Year Award by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA).

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The Great Northern LCC is pleased to provide its 2016 Annual Report. By working across jurisdictions and boundaries, the partnership made great strides on landscape conservation issues to benefit people and wildlife. The report provides highlights under four themes:

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Updated April 20, 2017 with new deadline and information about the Great Basin CESU.


In May 2015 the Department of the Interior released “An Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy: Final Report to the Secretary of the Interior,” (IRFMS; USDOI 2015b).

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The LCC Network last night received the Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award from the U.S. Chapter of the Association of Landscape Ecology (US-IALE). LCC Network Coordinator, Dr. Elsa Haubold, accepted the award at a ceremony in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Elsa Haubold accepts the Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award from US-IALE's Ross Meentemeyer

Developed by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Value of Nature to Canadians Study Taskforce, the Ecosystem Services Toolkit is a technical guide to ecosystem services assessment and analysis that offers practical, step-by-step guidance for governments at all levels, as well as for consultants and researchers.

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The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Quagga and Zebra Mussel Action Plan for Western Waters has opened for competition at 

A 2015 Washington Post article, The great thaw, takes a look at how rising temperatures are affecting glaciers and snowpack, subsequently impacting ecological food webs and traditional land uses.

Repeat photography of Boulder Glacier in Glacier National Park, Montana. USGS NOROCK photo

Given the complexity and uncertainty of conserving cold-water adapted species in an era of rapid climate change and the limited resources available for conservation, choices about where to invest conservation dollars require defensible and transparent decision making.