Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Geographic Makeup

The geography the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SRLCC) encompasses large portions of four states: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, as well as smaller parts of Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada. The area is geographically complex, including wide elevation and topographic variation; from 14,000 foot peaks to the Grand Canyon and cold desert basins.

This topographically complex region includes the headwaters of the Colorado River and Rio Grande, the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains to the west, and the Southern Rocky Mountains to the east, separated by the rugged tableland of the Colorado Plateau.

Who We Are

The SRLCC is made up of federal, state, tribal and private agencies or organizations involved in the management of key natural resources such as water, animals and plants. The diverse makeup of the group promotes collaboration among members by developing shared conservation goals. The partnership works together to identify where and how to achieve larger and lasting conservation with a landscape scale impact.

What We Do

The SRLCC facilitates delivery of applied science to inform resource management decisions that address climate change and other stressors such as drought. The LCC keeps an on-going dialog between scientists and resource managers to create a mechanism for informed conservation planning, effective conservation delivery and adaptive monitoring to evaluate the effects of management actions. The actions taken are broad in range and can include:

  • Identification of time sensitive science and management needs for natural and cultural resource conservation.
  • Set measurable biological objectives to guide conservation design and delivery.
  • Build landscape level data and analyses to support natural and cultural resource conservation and protection
  • Information that integrates climate modeling with ecological responses and management strategies.
  • Monitor habitat instabilities from invasive species threats and from native species range expansions.
  • Coordinated natural resource strategies for public outreach.
  • Design and evaluate short-term and long-term adaptation approaches

Contact Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Contact Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Kevin Johnson, SRLCC Coordinator
Fish Wildlife Service
Lakewood, Colorado
Phone: (303) 236-4404


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

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