The Gulf Coast Prairie LCC faces many challenges that threaten both nature and wildlife within this diverse landscape. The once extensive grassland system has been impacted by urban and agricultural development. Large river systems struggle to maintain watershed integrity and base flows. Coastal systems fight the effects of reduced freshwater inputs. Unprecedented drought, catastrophic wildfires, and climate-related impacts, as well as other threats such a pollution, invasive species, and disease also put a strain on native species and habitats.
The Gulf Coast Prairie LLC covers tall grass prairies to forest landscapes, across tidal flats and reef complexes in Texas. Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kansasa.
Recognizing that the ecological restoration and preservation of this region is vital for the sustainability of a variety of species, the cooperative partnership, facilitated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is working with other government and non-government conservation partners to further develop the Gulf Coast Prairie LCC. This cooperative partnership is committed to conserving fish, wildlife, and their habitats throughout this area.
The Gulf Coast Prairie LCC consists of partnerships based on science, and brings information to on-the-ground strategic conservation efforts. The Gulf Coast Prairie LCC offers leadership to strengthen the effectiveness of conservation of wildlife populations and their habitats throughout the region by providing the best available scientific information to inform management decisions. It will achieve this collaborative vision through shared access to science, data, expertise, and resources.