NatureServe Vista



This tool integrates conservation data with land use and resource planning information of all types. Cumulative effects for any number of scenarios can be calculated, including climate change and site conflicts. Use the tool to design on-site or off-site mitigation strategies or alternative future scenarios. The tool also supports ongoing adaptive management by integrating monitoring data and new knowledge or models to better understand how well an area is meeting conservation objectives.

Requires ArcGIS 10.x with Spatial Analyst extension


  • Identify conservation elements, including species, habitats, ecosystems, and land use activities
  • Create value maps depicting element diversity, ecological or habitat condition, or data confidence
  • Show cumulative effects of what is happening on the ground and in the water
  • Determine areas for conservation or explore sites within a project area

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