The mission of the Arctic LCC is to identify and provide information needed to conserve natural and cultural resources in the face of landscape scale stressors, focusing on climate change, through a multidisciplinary program that supports coordinated actions among management agencies, conservation organizations, communities, and other stakeholders. The following documents help guide the direction and implementation of this cooperative effort.
The conservation goals of the Arctic LCC are: to provide information on, and predict effects of, climate driven changes and other landscape stressors; determine how climate driven changes affect subsistence users; and provide improved data and information access to managers and policy makers.
The Arctic presents extraordinary challenges for resource managers who must anticipate the effects of climate-associated habitat change and incorporate that understanding into conservation planning. In order to make crucial planning decisions, managers need improved scientific information and tools. The Arctic LCC seeks to provide these tools.