Announcing Collaborative Science Projects

To Benefit Fish, Wildlife and Communities of Upper Midwest and Great Lakes...
Nature and the Urban Environment
Urban Planners and Wildlife Conservation Experts Convene to Connect Cities with Nature...

The Future of the Northwoods

Learn the potential impacts of climate change on forest management in the Great Lakes...

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Celebrating Success!
LCC Highlights Conservation Successes in 2013...

Migratory Bird
Stopover Portal

Online database identifies and projects important migratory bird stopover habitat for landbirds, shorebirds and waterfowl...

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Sport fish and climate
Conservation partners are working side-by-side to determine how projected warmer air temperatures and changes in precipitation may impact fish habitat...

Our Community

Partnership and collaboration are key to achieving effective conservation. Learn more about our community of natural resource professionals.

Climate change for land managers
Global climate models project that Earth’s temperature will warm by about 2°-4°C (about 3°-7°F) in the coming century...

Info Management and Delivery System
Strategic conservation seeks to get the right conservation practices to the right place in the right amount at the right time, as efficiently as possible, to achieve a desired set of conditions....

Aquatic Connectivity Initiative
In the Great Lakes ecosystem, anthropogenic barriers such as dams fragment riverine habitat and block seasonal migrations of fishes and other aquatic organisms...

Species Vulnerable to Climate Change
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources led an effort among scientists and natural resource managers to identify priority terrestrial wildlife species...


A Bridge Connecting Science and Natural Resources Management

The upper Midwest and Great Lakes are home to a diverse range of fish, wildlife plants and habitats including the Great Lakes, North America’s largest freshwater resource, coastal wetlands, boreal forests, major river systems and prairie-hardwood ecosystems. Many of these ecosystems surround heavily populated urban centers. Physical and social stressors like climate change, energy development, water demands, invasive species and population growth are all threatening the ecological integrity of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes landscape. The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC is a partnership of more than 30 agencies and organizations that are working to connect science and natural resources management across this important region.  Through a collaborative approach among natural resources agencies and organizations, the LCC is paving the way to effectively respond to and prepare for the social, environmental and economic challenges of this dynamically changing landscape.

Targeting Conservation: Our Focal Areas

NorthernForest    Coastal Conservation    Aquatic-Habitat-Connectivity    SWAPS    UrbanConservation

Grounded in Science: Our LCC Projects

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