Step 4: Identify Conservation Opportunities

The tool helps you identify public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service that have high conservation values but no federal protection.

You can view which of these unprotected lands fall within the top 5%, 10%, or 20% of conservation value based on the specific model selected (e.g., how many acres in a given area are in the top 5%, 10%, or 20% of the Carbon & Climate Model).

Using these results, you can assess which currently unprotected lands might be of highest priority for gaining federal protection.

Here too, by using the Layer Opacity toggle bar, you can let one layer stand out more than another. Or, you can use the two toggle bars in coordination to gain a clearer understanding of the different data being shown.