Resilient Lands

Jan 20, 2016 (Last modified May 5, 2017)
Uploaded by Aaron Jones
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This map is being used as part of the Conserving Nature’s Stage Land Protection Grant process in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  Please see instructions on how to contribute information on potential projects and help The Nature Conservancy and the Land Protection Committee identify land protection priorities for the 2016-2017 grant program by going to
The dataset consists of the upper two quintiles of unconverted resilient lands with the exclusion of clusters of 10 or fewer contiguous resilient pixels (180 or fewer acres) in areas scoring below 40% for resilience density. The resilience and resilience density layers this dataset is based on are viewable on other maps within this gallery.
These data are part of a land facet terrestrial resilience project created for the Pacific Northwest to identify the most resilient terrestrial sites in the Northwest U.S. that will collectively and individually best sustain native biodiversity even as the changing climate alters current distribution patterns. The central idea is that by mapping key geophysical features and evaluating them for landscape characteristics that buffer against the effects of climate change, we can identify the most resilient places in order to guide future conservation investments.  All the datasets, along with the full report containing methods and maps are available at:
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Buttrick, S., K. Popper, M. Schindel, B. McRae, B. Unnasch, A. Jones, and J. Platt. 2015. Conserving Nature’s Stage:  Identifying Resilient Terrestrial Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. The Nature Conservancy, Portland Oregon.  104 pp. Available online at:   February 23, 2015
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Copyright © 2015 The Nature Conservancy. All rights reserved. Aquatic resources such as rivers and lakes should not be evaluated with these data. Near-shore marine areas including estuaries and small islands should also not be evaluated with these data, as tides, oceanic climate and sea-level rise may confound analyses built upon terrestrial data inputs and assumptions.The Nature Conservancy shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any sale, distribution, loan, or offering for use of these digital data, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the approval of the Nature Conservancy. The use of these data to produce other GIS products and services with the intent to sell for a profit is prohibited without the written consent of the Nature Conservancy. All parties receiving these data must be informed of these restrictions. The Nature Conservancy shall be acknowledged as data contributors to any reports or other products derived from these data.
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Aaron Jones
Spatial Data Scientist with The Nature Conservancy

spatial data scientist with TNC in New Mexico