In the News

Source: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Greater Sage-Grouse, SeedskadeeNWR. Photo: Tom Koerner, USFWS

Shaped by geologic events and agricultural practices, the wetlands in the arid Columbia Plateau, which stretches from interior British Columbia to eastern Washington and Oregon, are highly beneficial to people and working lands. These “wetland ecosystems” store water, recharge groundwater, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, and much more.

Screenshot from the project story map showing mapped wetlands in the Columbia Plateau.

Introducing Successful Vegetation Management Practices in the Sagebrush-Steppe – a new online training created by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

BLM, Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, TNC logos

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).

Matt Heller and SCDC logo

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:

GNLCC 2016 Annual Report cover

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).

Cover of science framework part 1

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