NC Conservation Planning Tool. The Conservation Planning Tool (CPT) consists of assessments and maps that identify, evaluate, and prioritize important natural resources required to maintain healthy and sustainable ecosystems statewide. This planning tool illustrates the locations and conservation values of significant natural resources throughout North Carolina, and has been applied by local governments, state agencies, regional councils of governments, funding programs, and conservation organizations to support land use, conservation, mitigation and transportation planning and decision-making.
Six assessments and maps are included in the CPT: Biodiversity/Wildlife Habitat, Forestry Lands, Farmland, Open Space and Conservation Lands, Marine/Estuarine, and Water Services. The One NC Naturally website contains information on the CPT, including an interactive map viewer, detailed assessment reports, and GIS data available for download.
NC Green Growth Toolbox. The Green Growth Toolbox is a technical assistance tool for communities, local governments, planners, planning boards and developers. The Green Growth Toolbox provides mapping data, recommendations and case studies for conservation of priority wildlife habitats that can be used in local land use planning, policy-making and development design.
NC Community Resource Inventory. North Carolina NEMO offers the Community Resource Inventory, which is an atlas of the natural, cultural, and economic resources in local North Carolina Communities. The maps available from this website are appropriate for beginning the discussion about community-level planning and are intended to help educate decision makers and interested citizens about their community’s resources. Customizable maps can be made in minutes, then printed or shared in .pdf form. Data used in the CRI is based on 2010 maps.
NC OneMap. NC OneMap is a public service providing comprehensive discovery and access to North Carolina’s geospatial data resources. It is an organized effort of numerous partners throughout North Carolina, involving local, state, and federal government agencies, the private sector and academia. NC OneMap is the state clearinghouse for geospatial information.
APNEP Region Landscape Change Viewer. The Landscape Characterization Change Viewer utilizes satellite imagery to show local officials where land use changes are occuring. This tool is particularly useful for those interested in comparing growth projections and policies with actual development patterns.