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
- 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