About the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative is an applied science and management partnership working to protect natural lands, valued resources and the biological diversity that provide environmental benefits and services to the human communities across the region.

  • Promotes collaboration and increases funding and research capacity among partners to address the environmental threats that is beyond the ability of any one agency.
  • Is a trusted source of information that develops the tools, methods, and data resource managers need to design and deliver landscape-scale conservation.
  • Leverages funding, staff, and resources from all partners to develop cost-effective science and conservation that benefits human communities and ecosystems.
  • Develops and implements conservation of large connected areas that will enhance and sustain the ecological, economic, and historical value of the Appalachian region.
  • Work leads to effective conservation that generates clean air and water, sustains the benefits of nature, and enhances outdoor opportunities.