Guides & Case Studies

Analyzing and interpreting spatial information.

Terrestrial Conservation Estate of the United States

Visualizing fee simple lands and easements together to represent the protected landscape in the US.
The terrestrial conservation estate of the United States is a complex network of fee lands (lands owned and dedicated to the preservation of biological diversity and other natural, recreation and cultural uses - managed for these purposes through legal or other effective means) and easements (lands under a voluntary restriction agreement between landowners and land trusts or other public agencies). These data are critical to a better understanding of protected land ownership and management of natural, recreation and cultural resources across the country. It is now possible to visualize and...