Description: This data layer summarizes ecological systems and land cover classes described in state-level and national-level maps as Broadly Defined Habitats for groups of species of conservation concern. Each grid cell in the raster is assigned a Condition Index value based on desired condition metrics using ancillary datasets and a decision tree approach for each assessed habitat. Grid cells are also assigned bar code descriptors indicating which metrics contributed to the Condition Index score for that cell. This layer also contains information about potential habitats based on the LANDFIRE Biophysical Settings data layer. This layer was developed to support the next iteration of the Conservation Blueprint developed by the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
Copyright Text: LANDFIRE existing vegetation (evt), Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (MoRAP), Florida Cooperative Land Cover project, Central Hardwoods Joint Venture, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative