Our Community


Leveraging scientific expertise and resources through partnership

Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC Steering Committee and staff.

Since 2010, our steering and technical committee membership has grown to represent more than 30 agencies and organizations across state and international boundaries, committed to healthy ecosystems for current and future generations.

 

The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC is among 22 similar partnerships that collectively form a national network of land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers, scientists, and interested public and private organizations—within the U.S. and across our international borders—that share a common need for scientific information in conservation.

We are leaders in the conservation community. But we are not just conservationists. We are also economists, social scientists and communicators. We come from federal and state governments, not-for-profit and private organizations, tribal groups, and pre-existing partnerships. We see beyond agency lines and authorities to identify what is in the best interest of our collective community, both within the LCC and outside of the LCC, to benefit natural resources and people.”

 

 

Steering Committee


U.S. Federal Agencies

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mike Moorman
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tom Melius/Dave Scott/Wendi Weber
U.S. Geological Survey, Leon Carl
Northeast Climate Science Center, Mary Ratnaswamy
National Park Service, Mike Reynolds
EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, David Cowgill
NOAA National Ocean Service, Heather Stirratt

State Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Chuck Corell
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Steve Hirsch
New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Patricia Riexinger/Pete Grannis
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Jim Herkert
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Jack Sullivan
Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Russ Mason/Gary Whelan
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Robert Carter Jr./Mark Reiter
Pennsylvania Game Commission, Carl Roe
Pennsylvania  Fish and Boat Commission, Brian Barner
Pennsylvania Dpt. of Cons. and Nat. Res.,  John Quigley

Non-governmental Organizations

The Nature Conservancy, Dennis McGrath
Ducks Unlimited Great Lakes Atlantic, Becky Humphries

Partnerships

Upper Mississippi River & Great Lakes Joint Venture, Mitch Marcus
Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership, Mark Brouder/Phil Schneeberger
Chicago Wilderness, Melinda Pruett-Jones

Commissions

Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Chris Goddard

Technical Committee


Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Diana Day 717-346-8137 diday@pa.gov
Illinois Natural History Survey, Brian Anderson 217-333-6830 bda@illinois.edu
The Nature Conservancy, Patrick Doran  517-316-2279 pdoran@tnc.org
Wisconsin Dept. of Nat. Resources, Karl Martin 608-224-7138 Karl.Martin@wisconsin.gov
Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources, Ann Pierce 651-259-5119 Ann.Pierce@state.mn.us
National Park Service, Carmen Thomson 402-661-1876 Carmen_thomson@nps.gov
Michigan Dept. of Nat. Resources, Chris Hoving 517-373-3337 hovingc@michigan.gov
Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes JV, Greg Soulliere 517-351-4214 Greg_soulliere@fws.gov
U.S. Geological Survey, Randy See 734-214-7218  rsee@usgs.gov

Our Vision

The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC envisions a conservation community, that while governed by their unique purposes and missions, collaborates on sustaining lands and waters that support natural and cultural resources and the services they provide.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support and sustain a conservation community through information development and dissemination designed to inform coordinated conservation action.

Our Partners


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