Setting a course for a sustainable landscape
The LCC Network has revised its map to better reflect LCC geographic areas. For example, the South Atlantic's boundary 200 nautical miles into the Atlantic Ocean at the end of U.S. waters was not previously reflected. Keep in mind that the little cutaway in Georgia between the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC and the South Atlantic LCC reflects a special integration zone in the Appalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, and the South Atlantic actually takes the lead for conservation in that area.
These map revisions were requested by LCC Steering Committees and approved by the LCC Council. The final data, metadata, and printable map products are now publicly available. The LCC Network map reflects ecologically based conservation regions and was originally developed by an interagency team of conservation professionals. When the original map was released, a protocol for changes was developed that includes steering committees seeking concurrence with other LCC steering committees for changes that could affect them. Ultimately, final map revisions are approved by the LCC Council. It has been more than four years since the original map was created and while frequent changes to the map are not expected, future discussions about LCC boundaries are anticipated and the map will be revised as needed.
Learn more at: http://lccnetwork.org/news-item/new-lcc-network-map