Are you curious about what sensitive species might live on a particular property?
Do you know what native plants thrive in your park?
How does your potential acquisition fit into the Conservation Lands Network?
These questions, and many more, can be answered using the Explorer tool. This web-based interactive mapping tool offers ready access to the project’s data and recommendations to everyone regardless of GIS skill level. A conservation practitioner or planner can outline a property or area of interest to display a Biodiversity Portfolio Report for the property which provides the vegetation types, fine filter conservation targets, conservation suitability, priority streams, Conservation Lands Network status, and many more biodiversity variables.
Click here to access the Explorer. And beware, you can lose a few hours looking around!
The Conservation Lands Network has launched and will change how conservation in the Bay Area is done. In concert with Bay Nature’s article Big Plans, Wild Lands, we will be profiling the Network, the accompanying tools and how you can take action on our blog this week. Learn more at BayAreaLands.org and tell your friends.
We thank the funders of the Upland Habitat Goals Project and invite you to join them in supporting regional, science-based conservation planning. Click here to contribute.