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  • Conservation Maps and GIS data - The Nature Conservancy
    conservation datasets including Ecoregional Assessment Portfolio TNC Lands Ecoregions Interactive Maps Explore interactive maps created by Nature Conservancy staff around the world Updates 8 22 2013 We have rebuilt the digital Atlas of Global Conservation to perform better and add

    Original URL path: http://maps.tnc.org/ (2015-04-30)
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  • Conservation GIS Data - The Nature Conservancy
    ecological systems natural communities and species representative of an ecoregion by showing the boundaries of areas that The Nature Conservancy has prioritized for conservation Many portfolio areas were derived from Ecoregional Assessments but other priorities derived using other planning methodologies are included in this global dataset Information on species and habitats within the U S portfolio is available via a new interactive web map viewer or a GIS data download View Metadata Download Global Data shp US Data gdb Advanced formats REST US dataset Terrestrial Ecoregions This is the master spatial data layer for TNC s terrestrial ecoregions of the world exported from the geodatabase listed above Note that it includes Mangroves Inland Water and Rock and Ice MHTs although they are not being handled by terrestrial assessments This layer is based on WWF s ecoregions outside the United States and loosely based on Bailey s ecoregions from the USDA Forest Service within the United States View Metadata Download GIS Data Freshwater Ecoregions The Freshwater Ecoregions Of the World FEOW provide a global biogeographic regionalization of the Earth s freshwater biodiversity This version of the FEOW modified by The Nature Conservancy includes additional tabular data describing Major Habitat Types MHTs similar to terrestrial biomes but unpublished You can read more about the FEOW and obtain the unmodified shapefile at www feow org View Metadata Download GIS Data Marine Ecoregions The Marine Ecoregions Of the World MEOW data set is a biogeographic classification of the world s coasts and shelves The ecoregions nest within the broader biogeographic tiers of Realms and Provinces Further details about the MEOW system and PDFs of the BioScience paper the comprehensive listing of sources are available from www worldwildlife org MEOW and www nature org MEOW View Metadata Download GIS Data Data Formats GIS data Data

    Original URL path: http://maps.tnc.org/gis_data.html (2015-04-30)
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  • Conservation Maps - The Nature Conservancy
    Tags Climate Change 09 01 01 Where Does Your Water Come From Global View Description Find out where your water comes from how protected your water source is and what you can do to help Contact map author Tags Securing Fresh Water 12 10 10 Forest Restoration ForRest Decision Tool View Description The Forest Restoration ForRest Decision Tool was developed to provide useful forest management information to public private landowners and managers especially those enrolled in TNC s Working Woodlands program Contact map author Tags Central Appalachians Working Woodlands Forest Conservation 12 07 09 Gulf of Mexico Projects Local View Description Explore this interactive map to learn more about our projects in the Gulf and our vision for long term restoration of the Gulf s natural systems to full health Contact map author Tags Oceans 12 07 09 LANDFIRE National View Description LANDFIRE Data Viewer interactive map calculates Ecological Alteration Departure Index and Uncharacteristic Succession Class data the difference between current vegetation conditions and reference conditions Contact map author Tags Critical Lands 12 04 16 Mid Atlantic Region Marine Planning Local View Description The MARCO Mapping and Planning Portal is an online tool that allows state federal and local decision makers and the public to visualize query map and analyze ocean and coastal data in the Mid Atlantic region Contact map author Tags Oceans 11 12 02 Visit a Nature Conservancy Preserve National View Description Get out to the lands and waters you help us protect Find a nature preserve near you by zooming in and click on any of the balloons to find out more about each preserve or get directions Contact map author Tags Critical Lands 12 03 07 Great Lakes Interactive Map Local View Description Explore the on the ground and in the water strategies and conservation

    Original URL path: http://maps.tnc.org/web_maps.html (2015-04-30)
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  • About The Nature Conservancy Maps & Data
    has not yet created any of the actual maps or datasets on the site He performs spatial analysis and cartography for The Nature Conservancy s North American Region science team and previously served TNC s Arizona conservation science team from 2007 2012 Before joining TNC he created a GIS toolkit for designing wildlife corridors spent a year designing wildlife corridors in Arizona and wrote his Master s thesis at Purdue on using species distribution modeling to understand localalized bird distributions in the Tilarán Mountains of Costa Rica He doesn t normally write in the third person Jim Platt GIS Programmer Analyst Data Backhoe Jim manages core datasets for TNC and can be contacted for any questions related to data found on the site He has been roaming the geospatial pastures for the past 25 years and worked for The Nature Conservancy since 2007 Acknowledgments This site would not have been possible without earlier work from Jon Fisher Dave Smetana and Danielle Conboy Eric Coffman and Kyle Burford in TNC s Conservation Systems and Services group helped with some javascripty elements of the site All of the infrastructure to publish this data was set up by a large group of staff

    Original URL path: http://maps.tnc.org/about.html (2015-04-30)
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  • The Atlas of Global Conservation
    upper left corner of the map and then choose a map from the second drop down menu To find out more simply click one of the shapes on the map to get precise values for that area Click Layer Description in the bottom right corner to see metadata about the map or click here to view metadata for the ecoregions All layers are available to download from DataBasin as Esri

    Original URL path: http://maps.tnc.org/globalmaps.html (2015-04-30)
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  • Coastal Wetland and Tributary Decision Support Tool, Duck-Pensaukee Watershed
    use a version of this map that doesn t require flash Otherwise please ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10 0 0 or greater is installed Either scripts and active content are not permitted to run or Adobe Flash Player

    Original URL path: http://maps.tnc.org/duckpentool/ (2015-04-30)
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  • Metadata for The Atlas of Global Conservation
    Designing a Geography of Hope A practitioner s handbook to ecoregional conservation planning The Nature Conservancy Arlington VA Luck G W T H Ricketts G C Daily M Imhoff 2003 Spatial conflict between people and biodiversity Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences US 101 1 182 186 Olson D M and E Dinerstein 1998 The Global 200 a representation approach to conserving the Earth s most biologically valuable ecoregions Conservation Biology 12 502 515 Olson D M E Dinerstein E D Wikramanayake N D Burgess G V N Powell E C Underwood J A D Amico I Itoua H E Strand J C Morrison C J Loucks T F Allnutt T H Ricketts Y Kura J F Lamoreux W W Wettengel P Hedao and K R Kassem 2001 Terrestrial ecoregions of the world New map of life on earth Bioscience 51 11 933 938 Ricketts T H E Dinerstein D M Olson C Loucks 1999 Who s where in North America Patterns of species richness and the utility of indicator taxa for conservation Bioscience 49 5 369 381 Ricketts T H E Dinerstein D M Olson C J Loucks W Eichbaum K Kavanagh P Hedao P Hurley K M Carney R Abell and S Walters 1999 Ecoregions of North America A conservation assessment Island Press Washington DC 485 pp Rosenzweig M L W Turner J G Cox and T H Ricketts 2003 Estimating diversity in unsampled habitats of a biogeographical province Conservation Biology 17 3 864 874 Wikramanayake E E Dinerstein C Loucks D Olson J Morrison J Lamoreux M McKnight and P Hedao 2001 Terrestrial ecoregions of the Indo Pacific a Conservation assessment Island Press Washington DC The map shows terrestrial ecoregions The boundaries have been modified by The Nature Conservancy 2010 in order to allow display in Google Fusion Tables Ecoregions are relatively large units of land containing distinct assemblages of natural communities and species with boundaries that approximate the original extent of natural communities prior to major land use change These data were displayed in a map published in The Atlas of Global Conservation Hoekstra et al University of California Press 2010 More information at http nature org atlas Data compiled and managed using ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Marine Ecoregions The map shows marine ecoregions The boundaries have been simplified by The Nature Conservancy 2010 in order to allow display in Google Fusion Tables These data were displayed in a map published in The Atlas of Global Conservation Hoekstra et al University of California Press 2010 More information at http nature org atlas Original ecoregion shapefile abstract A biogeographic classification of the world s coastal and continental shelf waters following a nested hierarchy of realms provinces and ecoregions Original ecoregion shapefile abstract A biogeographic classification of the world s coastal and continental shelf waters following a nested hierarchy of realms provinces and ecoregions Marine ecoregion full citation Spalding M D H E Fox G R Allen N Davidson Z A Ferdana M Finlayson B S Halpern M

    Original URL path: http://maps.tnc.org/globalmaps/metadata.html (2015-04-30)
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  • Global Conservation Maps
    have been replaced with an updated version of these maps which work better We recommend using the new maps although we are providing this version as well for those who want it To download the data in KML format select a layer from the map above then hit the Download Data Google button Once the Fusion Table opens select Visualize Map then click the Download KML link above the map

    Original URL path: http://maps.tnc.org/globalmaps/globalmaps_original.html (2015-04-30)
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