Conservation Partners connecting working lands conservation from the Gulf of Mexico to the High Plains with the vision of a sustainable landscape of natural resources resilient to the threats and stressors associated with our changing world.

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    GCP Tallgrass Prairie LCD

    Initial draft LCD for Tallgrass Prairie conservation in the GCP LCC
    Blair Tirpak

Developing a process and conservation application for Landscape Conservation Design for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Formal Title: Developing a process and conservation application for Landscape Conservation Design for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Research Focus:

Conservation & Management Challenges:

GCP LCC identified focal species and associated habitats to help focus Partnership efforts on priority conservation and associated science needs, including the development of landscape conservation design products that aid decision-making for conservation delivery actions. In order to improve biological planning and landscape conservation design efforts to implement State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) for the benefit of LCC focal species, the Partnership requires a process and specific products to ensure a transparent and reproducible framework for future conservation delivery and application.  Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) is a partner-driven approach to achieve a sustainable, resilient socio-ecological landscape. It is an iterative, collaborative, and holistic process that provides information, analytical tools, spatially explicit data and best management practices to reach jointly held landscape conservation goals among partners.

Research Overview:

This project will be conducted in 6 phases:

Results:

Datasets and project records available on Sciencebase: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/582b58cfe4b0c253be072903

Status:

This is an 1 1/2-year project scheduled for completion in December 2018.  The Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative funded this project.

Contacts:

M. Clay Green, Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 78666; phone: 512-245-8037; email: claygreen@txstate.edu

 

Co-Principal Investigator: Jennifer Jensen, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 78666; phone: 512-245-1724; email: jj41@txstate.edu

 

Co-Principal Investigator: Thom Hardy, Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chief Science Officer, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 78666; phone: 512-245-6729; thom.hardy@txstate.edu

 

Landscape Conservation Cooperative Point-of-Contact: Bill Bartush, Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative, National Wetlands Research Center, 700 Cajundome Boulevard, Lafayette, LA 70506, Bill_Bartush@fws.gov 

 

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