The Great Basin LCC supports landscape-scale conservation, promotes science and enables management based on traditional knowledge and science so human and ecological communities can respond and adapt to climate and land use change. We work collaboratively to help identify best practices, connect efforts and develop solutions for the most vexing conservation challenges across the Great Basin.
The stories featured on this page highlight successful efforts supported by the Great Basin LCC.
The sagebrush-dominated landscapes of the Great Basin are not only scenic, they are also working lands that support a vibrant ranching economy. Today’s ranchers carry on a time-honored … more
“Despite encompassing less than 2 percent of land area, wetlands are keystone features that structure populations, as evidenced by more than 80 percent of [sage-grouse] breeding … more
“My family lives off the land,” said Zannita Fast Horse-Pongah a Shoshone-Bannock environmental scientist. “Climate change planning is important to help our tribe protect our … more
The motto “all lands, all hands” rang true at this year’s 2016 Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. More than 500 managers, scientists, … more
“The sagebrush ecosystem is the fiber, the fabric, and the heritage of a vast swath of our country, and it’s in a fight for its life.” Statement by Noreen Walsh, Fish and … more
Dr. Bryce Richardson of the USDA Forest Service knows that successful sagebrush restoration requires the proper knowledge, tools and technology. He saw a need for a model that could better predict … more
The harmful impacts and effects of cheatgrass in the Great Basin are no secret. It is extremely challenging to restore native plant communities to areas dominated by cheatgrass, the Great Basin& … more