Nautilus recently contributed to an important meeting of the five Alaskan and Western Canada Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. The October gathering was hosted by the Alaska Conservation Foundation and facilitated by Agnew::Beck. The meeting bought together a diverse range of institutional, tribal and nonprofit partners from Alaska and Canada to review past projects and discuss future partnership opportunities.
LCCs play a major role convening and catalyzing large-scale conservation programs nationally (see: lccnetwork.org). A recent National Academy of Science review concluded that a landscape approach is needed to meet the nation’s conservation challenges. Nautilus is currently assisting national LCC partners to design partnership strategies and works with Alaskan LCCs on climate adaptation and planning projects in Western Alaska and the Bering Sea regions.