The forests of the Great Lakes encompass a diverse and relatively intact landscape that provides multiple benefits to wildlife and human quality of life. The long-term sustainability of these benefits requires coordinated management and protection of the forest across multiple ownerships of the region. The Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry (NA S&PF) is working with partners through the Great Lakes Region Forest Workgroup of the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) to identify opportunities to align priorities across the landscape. They are also working to fill data gaps, craft strategies to promote action, and develop tools to help make effective land management and protection decisions across the Great Lakes. Funding for Landscape Conservation Cooperatives comes through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which administers partnerships among Federal agencies, States, universities, and other private organizations. Additional funding for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC is provided through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.