Local, State and Federal Government

For the local, state and federal agencies that collectively invest several billion dollars each year in land conservation, LandScope America can help increase the effectiveness and coordination of these investments.

As a natural resources professional in the government sector, you probably have significant GIS capability within your office. But LandScope America is about much more than just making maps. Your organization needs accurate, substantive and actionable information to do effective on-the-ground conservation—resources like ecological assessments, relevant natural resource management and habitat restoration precedents, and data on imperiled species. The maps, data and analyses you’ll find on LandScope America can enhance the effectiveness of your work and spur successful place-based, collaborative conservation action. Some examples:

  • View multiple sets of conservation priorities developed by different public and private groups through a single map view. See how State Wildlife Action Plans, natural heritage program priority areas, Nature Conservancy ecoregional priorities, and regional greenprints relate to each other.
    • Tip: Select the Conservation Priorities theme at the top left of the map viewer.

  • Learn about the basis for varying conservation priority-setting exercises established from different perspectives (biodiversity, recreation, open space, productive farmland, forests, watershed protection, and so on). 
    • Tip: Use the Map Key and Credits button at the top left of the map viewer to access summary information and metadata about each data layer.

  • Find valuable environmental data about your area or your state, served up from many credible sources, both public and private. 
    • Tip: Select the Threats or Plants and Animals theme at the top left of the map viewer.

  • Publish and promote your agency’s own conservation or land use plans and priorities in a widely used forum. 
    • Tip: Contact us to discuss how your data can be published on LandScope America.

 

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