The GCP LCC vision is a sustainable landscape of

natural and cultural resources in the Gulf Coast Prairie geography

that is resilient to the threats and stressors associated with

climate and land use changes. 

Additional Partners

Beyond its steering committee, science team, work groups, and technical review teams, there are many other partners who are involved with the projects and activities of the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Gulf Coast Prairie LCC was actually built upon a foundation of other well-established cooperative efforts throughout the landscape, including three North American Waterfowl Management Plan joint ventures and two National Fisheries Habitat Initiative partnerships. Representatives of these partnerships serve on the Gulf Coast Prairie steering committee, and many others who have experience with these successful efforts now share what they have learned in support of Gulf Coast Prairie LCC.

Two other organizations have special roles in the activities of the LCC. Partnerships with Texas A&M University and the Wildlife Management Institute, both of which have extensive linkages throughout the south-central region of the United States, help integrate and fortify the larger Gulf Coast Prairie LCC network.

Texas A&M and WMI serve in crucial roles related to the development of LCC science projects. When the LCC steering committee identifies science priorities, Texas A&M and WMI convene a technical review team that prepares Requests For Proposals. They then advertise these to the broader science community throughout the region and oversee the review and ranking of proposals received. When the LCC steering committee recommends a science project for development, one of the two organizations prepares the formal agreement to make it happen.