The President’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes important increases for Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). Through LCCs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with partners to develop landscape-scale conservation strategies to conserve fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats. By developing shared priorities with our partners, we enhance our collective capacity to achieve success on the ground. The National Academy of Sciences concluded in their December 2015 Congressionally-mandated review that, "the nation needs to take a landscape approach to conservation." The success of the LCCs uniquely addresses this landscape conservation need.
LCC capacity is found in two different parts of the FY17 request. The first is called "Cooperative Landscape Conservation" and the second is "Adaptive Science." "Adaptive Science" is nested under the "Science Support" activity in the budget request. The President's budget includes the following increases in the LCC accounts:
- LCC Cooperative Landscape Conservation - Request of $17.79 million, an increase of $4.80 million over the FY16 level
- LCC Adaptive Science - Request of $11.52 million, an increase of $1.01 million above the FY16 level
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