A Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (2015)Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
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This report reviews the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Network, which was initiated by the Department of the Interior and aims to address the widely recognized national need for a landscape approach to conservation. The Network includes 22 regional cooperatives tasked to build partnerships that facilitate collaborations across jurisdictional boundaries, develop shared priorities and common science needs, and create conservation strategies that Landscape Conservation Cooperative partners jointly implement. The report finds that individual Landscape Conservation Cooperatives can point to many early accomplishments, but the Network's long-term success depends on developing better ways to demonstrate measurable benefits to its partners and the nation.