Combining geospatial data, biological information, and models, a landscape conservation design identifies opportunities to protect species, habitats, and environmental processes across an entire landscape. A design can offer guidance for organizations and agencies working at different scales in the same area, and can help foster collaboration among them to achieve shared conservation goals.
LCC Network DocumentsDefinition and Characteristics of Design
Examples of Landscape Conservation Design Projects
Connect the Connecticut
Connect the Connecticut is a collaborative effort to identify the best places to start: a network of priority lands and waters that can support wildlife and natural systems, with multiple pathways for migration, restoration, development, and conservation
Northwest Basin and Range Synthesis
The Northwestern Great Basin ecoregion is one of the most intact ecosystems in the west. It is also a biological hotspot for migratory birds, greater sage-grouse and a stronghold for pronghorn antelope. This project will pull the pieces together to create a holistic view of shared priorities on the landscape.
South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint
The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint is a living spatial plan to conserve natural and cultural resources for future generations. It identifies shared conservation priorities across the South Atlantic region.