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EcoWest Landscope America


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If you want to visualize your favorite wilderness area or map the protected areas in your city, LandScope America provides a free and convenient resource. Created by NatureServe and National Geographic Society.

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EcoWest Landscope America

  1. 1. LandScope America: a tool to visualize land conservation 10/17/2013
  2. 2. Map of protected areas The LandScope America mapping platform provides a range of map theme options. In the map below, the protected area theme is displayed. Source: LandScope America 10/17/2013 2
  3. 3. Wildlife production and habitat areas in CO This map shows important nesting and production areas for various wildlife in Colorado, which land trusts and natural resource managers can use for habitat protection efforts. Source: LandScope America 10/17/2013 3
  4. 4. Housing density in Denver metro area, 1970 The next series of maps depicts housing density changes in the Denver metro area, which can help land planners understand where human populations might begin to encroach upon wildlife habitat . Source: LandScope America 10/17/2013 4
  5. 5. Housing density in Denver metro area, 2000 Source: LandScope America 10/17/2013 5
  6. 6. Housing density in Denver, 2030 (projected) Source: LandScope America 10/17/2013 6
  7. 7. Public investments in conservation Public expenditures in conservation includes the protection of land resources through conservation easements or direct acquisition. Funding for this purpose is often raised through bonds and taxes approved by voters, or through legislative initiatives. Average annual public investments in conservation (1998-2005) $80 $70 $60 Millions $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 $0 Colorado Washington Source: LandScope America Idaho 10/17/2013 7
  8. 8. Public investments in conservation Average public expenditure in conservation, per capita and per acre (1998-2005) $2,500 $100 $2,000 $80 $1,500 $60 $1,000 $40 $500 $20 $0 Expenditure per acre conserved Average yearly expenditure per person $120 $0 Colorado Washington Expenditure per acre conserved Idaho Average yearly expenditure per person Source: LandScope America 10/17/2013 8
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