Vision & Mission


  • A dynamic landscape that maintains functioning, resilient boreal ecosystems and associated cultural resources.


  • To enhance the ability of organizations and communities to understand, manage, and adapt to our changing landscape.

Guiding Principles

  • Consider and respect each participating organization’s unique mandates and jurisdictions.
  • Coordinate with other LCCs, committees, workgroups, and organizations that add mutual value, maximize capacity, avoid redundancies, and leverage resources.
  • Provide rigorous biological, physical, and sociological science in support of sound, outcome-based, conservation and management.
  • Respect social, political and legal limitations while promoting landscape-level solutions that benefit the greater conservation community.
  • Be transparent in operations and ensure full public access to the NWB LCC process and products.


  • The overarching goal is to inform conservation and sustainable resources management within the NWB LCC by:
    • Providing better understanding and prediction of effects of climate change and other stressors on landscape level physical and ecosystem processes;
    • Supporting coordination, collaboration and communication among partners to facilitate knowledge exchange and improve efficiencies in their individual and shared science and information activities;
    • Identifying and supporting scientific research, data collection, analysis, and sharing to address common information needs of land and resource management decision makers;
    • Providing landscape scale information to better understand and plan for potential  impacts of environmental change on natural resources, subsistence and cultural resources, and human infrastructure;
    • Supporting and coordinating the collection and synthesis of baseline information and monitoring, and enabling data management and information synthesis at landscape scales; and by
    • Engaging the community at large to help identify shared science needs, collaborate and leverage opportunities to address shared science needs, and avoid duplication of efforts.