Habitat Priority Planner

NOAA Office for Coastal Management


This downloadable tool takes away much of the subjective nature found in conservation, restoration, and planning processes by providing a means of performing habitat analyses that are consistent, repeatable, and transparent. With this tool, users can easily change and evaluate various criteria and “what if” scenarios and see the results, making the tool ideal for use in interactive group settings.

Requires ArcGIS software and Spatial Analyst extension

Previous Versions: HPP for ArcMap 10.1, 10.0, 9.3, 9.2


  • Assess specific habitat condition and “what if” scenarios
  • Involve people in an interactive decision-making process
  • Create maps, reports, and data tables to enhance communication

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