About the Florida Conservation Planning Atlas

The Florida Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA) is a data discovery, visualization, and analytical platform for stakeholders throughout Florida. With the Florida CPA you can search for spatial datasets, visualize supported projects, and learn more about landscape scale conservation science and design in the region.

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Simple Map Viewer - Version 1.0

The Simple Map Viewer provides a simple way to explore conservation data across Florida at the watershed level, including Florida's conservation assets, species, and other conservation priorities. You can use this tool to find watersheds with the highest priorities based on your criteria, and download PDF reports for offline use.

Conservation Actions Tracker

The Conservation Actions Tracker helps you capture and share conservation actions, such as restoration projects, within the Conservation Planning Atlas. You can use this to describe projects to help coordinate with other organizations at the landscape scale.

Fire Map Viewer

This web map allows you to view and explore the foot prints of fires occurring across the state of Florida. These fire foot prints can be queried against multiple datasets, including land cover, species habitat, and management ownership. For a guide on how to navigate the Fire Map Viewer, along with data downloads and source information please click HERE

Advanced Mapper

The Advanced Mapper empowers you to combine and overlay spatial data from many sources, including conservation priorities, species, and habitat information within Florida. You can also upload your own data to the Conservation Planning Atlas and use the Advanced Mapper to overlay your data with any other datasets in the system.

Climate Adaptation Explorer

The Climate Adaptation Explorer provides you a wealth of information about climate impacts to Florida's species and habitats along with actionable adaptation strategies to help mitigate those impacts. Many species, habitats, and conservation assets are included in this tool. For an overview, see the Quick Guide.

Florida Springs Watershed Dashboard

The Florida Springs Watershed Dashboard and Prioritization Tool provides a means to explore landscape contributions and risks to HUC12 watersheds in Florida with springs. The dashboard enables you to visualize the results of filtering watersheds by such landscape characteristics (i.e., land use, protection) and/or risks (i.e., road density, future predicted development). In the tool, users can develop weighted regression models for management and conservation planning. Many species, habitats, and conservation assets are included in this tool.

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Jun 11 - Climate Adaptation for DoD Natural Resource Managers is available for download
Climate Adaptation for DoD Natural Resource Managers is available for download on both NWF and DoD websites at:

Here is a description of the guide: 

Climate Adaptation for DoD Natural Resource Managers: A Guide to Incorporating Climate Considerations into Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans
Bruce A. Stein, Dawn M. Lawson, Patty Glick, Christy M. Wolf, and Carolyn Enquist 

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) owns or manages more than 25 million acres of lands, representing a wide array of natural ecosystems that support numerous rare and endangered species. These lands are critical to maintaining the nation’s security by supporting military training and testing that can take place under realistic conditions. Over the coming decades, DoD installations will experience significant impacts from climate change, which could compromise their capacity to support the military mission and undermine DoD’s ability to protect and restore native species and ecosystems.

Climate Adaptation for DoD Natural Resource Managers was developed by the National Wildlife Federation with support from DoD, and is designed to help DoD installation managers prepare for and reduce climate-related vulnerabilities and risks. The guide provides an overview of how climatic changes may impact military lands and resources, and offers a structured process for incorporating climate considerations into Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMP), legally required planning documents that outline how each installation will conserve and manage its natural resources.

The guide offers a six-step INRMP adaptation planning process, which is supported by a series of detailed adaptation planning worksheets. To facilitate their use by DoD installation managers, electronic versions of the worksheets are available for download in Excel and Microsoft Word format. 

Funding for this guide was provided by the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program through Legacy Project 16-790 to the National Wildlife Federation and Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific.

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