The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative: Science, Technical Assistance, and Connections with the Great Northern LCC
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Mountain Time
Presenter: Zach Bowen, US Geological Survey
Driven by local and regional leaders, the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) was officially launched in 2007 with support from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The WLCI mission is to implement a long-term, science-based program of assessing, conserving, and enhancing fish and wildlife habitats while facilitating responsible energy and other development through local collaboration and partnerships. Partners in the WLCI include the BLM, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission (the policy-making board for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department), the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service, six Wyoming County Commissions, nine of Wyoming’s Conservation Districts, and the Pinedale Anticline Project Office.
The role of the USGS as a partner in the WLCI is to provide multidisciplinary scientific- and technical-assistance support to WLCI partners and to advance the overall scientific understanding of ecosystems in the Southwest Wyoming landscape. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the WLCI with emphasis on multi-agency priorities, science, and technical assistance work that is relevant to the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative.