The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is a part of a broader LCC Network established by the signing of Department of Interior Secretarial Order No. 3289. The Department launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and other landscape scale conservation issues. As a member of this network, the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC is a community, composed of conservation agencies, organizations, and individuals with unique purposes, missions and mandates, that is aligning actions around shared goals and objectives for ecological challenges that transcend boundaries and jurisdictions in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes geography. The LCC is dedicated to a collaborative approach to sustain ecological functions and natural benefits. Through a landscape conservation approach, the LCC identifies and pursues regional goals for priority natural resources and their benefits, places past, current, and future conservation actions into a broader landscape context, leverages the capacity and resources of the members for collective impact, uses the best available evidence and science to guide actions, and evaluates outcomes and refines the process.