Canada Goose Canada Goose
Photo Credit: Tom Grey

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are applied conservation science partnerships focused on a defined geographic area that inform on-the-ground strategic conservation efforts at landscape scales. LCC partners include federal and states agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, tribes, and others.

LCCs enable resource management agencies and organizations to collaborate in an integrated fashion within and across landscapes, providing scientific and technical support to inform landscape-scale conservation using adaptive management principles. LCCs engage in biological planning, conservation design, inventory and monitoring program design, and other types of conservation-based scientific research, planning and coordination.

LCC Links:

The California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC)
FWS Landscape Conservation Cooperatives


The CVJV partnership has earned an impressive record of accomplishment since its inception in 1988, and is making great progress towards meeting the objectives identified in its 2006 Implementation Plan.

Around the Valley

Follow these links to learn about some of the important bird conservation work happening in California's Central Valley.