Strategic Habitat Conservation
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Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC)

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The Right Conservation in the Right Places to Benefit America's Fish and Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Service, its employees and partners over the past century have built an extraordinary legacy of conservation. The Service's leaders have committed to pursue landscape conservation through its Strategic Habitat Conservation framework - a framework pioneered by our partners at the Nature Conservancy. This framework and our strong partnerships will pave the way forward for us through the next century in our conservation work. Over time, our goal is to provide the tools needed to implement this framework focused on population objectives and take the next bold steps in our conservation work across a suite of challenging issues including the most compelling one of our time -- accelerating climate change.

To ensure we're "putting the right conservation in the right places," the Service and the U.S. Geological Survey proposed 22 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives nationwide, including five in the Southeast: Appalachians, Gulf Coast Plain and Ozarks, Gulf Coast Prairie, Peninsular Florida and South Atlantic. The geographic areas provide a spatial frame of reference for building and targeting science capacity that will support conservation strategies and landscape scales.

Over the next 12 to 18 months, the Service will work with employees, states and other conservation partners to consider necessary refinements to the LCC geographic areas.


"Connecting the Pieces" Presentation

Making sense of the alphabet soup of your role in our collaborative way of working - given June 19, 2014

This presentation can be downloaded in PPT form for use by DOI employees at the following link:

A PDF of the presentation, including speaker's notes, is available for all here:


View videos, presentations, list of participants, agendas and more from each of the 2012 SHC workshops.


Conservation in Transition

Conservation in Transition book click here

SHC Handbook

SHC Handbook

SHC Final Report of the Assessment Team

SHC Final Report of the Assessment Team 


Last updated: June 23, 2014
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