The Arctic LCC Steering Committee provides operational oversight, including establishing broad conservation goals, setting priorities, leveraging funding across participating entities to accomplish priority tasks. Committee members are responsible for keeping the group informed of activities of interest to the LCC as a whole. Each committee member is also responsible for representing the views of their respective agency/entity and making decisions on its behalf. The Arctic LCC Charter (46 KB) lists the roles of the Steering Committee , as well as rules governing committee composition and staffing.
The role of the Arctic LCC Staff is to coordinate activities of the steering committee, respond to requests and direction provided by the Steering Committee, coordinate among constituent agencies/entities and other partners, manage projects, maintain website, manage data or see that data management is provided, and represent the Arctic LCC in the National LCC Network and various arctic initiatives.
Participation on an Arctic LCC Technical Working Group requires only technical expertise in that working group's respective field. Technical working groups advise staff and the Steering Committee on priority conservation needs and issues in their respective areas of expertise. They contribute to the science planning process , and report to the Steering Committee at the Steering Committee's behest.
The Arctic LCC is forming a new North Coast Working Group to address the many coastal issues raised during our Future Needs Assessment. The LCC is seeking experts in Arctic coastal processes to help achieve the goal of providing resource managers and local communities with projections and tools for visualizing anticipated changes to Alaska’s Arctic coastal zone under different climate change scenarios across time.
The Arctic LCC Partners group is comprised of any organizational entity with the capacity to further the purpose of the LCC. Our Partner's role is to provide input into development of conservation goals and science planning. Partners are especially vital in leveraging support for priority LCC research, conservation, and management projects.