The Conservation Planning Tool statewide datasets are available for download. Use of these data require Geographic Information System (GIS) software and expertise, and the datasets must be downloaded and saved to your computer. ...Read More
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) recognizes the need to coordinate statewide conservation efforts as population pressures threaten our state's finite natural resources. ...Read More
The CPT assessments are used by local and state governments, regional councils of governments, conservation organizations, and the state's trust funds to inform planning and decision-making for land use, conservation, watershed, parks and recreation, and transportation projects. ...Read More
The combination of long-range planning and the preservation of high-value natural resources is a particularly effective way to ensure continued prosperity and health of North Carolina's ecosystems and citizens. ...Read More
The North Carolina Conservation Planning Tool provides a valuable means for synthesizing and sharing the priorities of the state's conservation agencies and organizations with planners in government and the private sector to inform decisions and guide conservation efforts statewide.
The North Carolina Conservation Planning Tool (CPT) provides maps that integrate information from multiple sources. Four maps are provided:
The data and maps included in the assessments can be used independently or in combination. By coordinating assessment data, various users can identify lands that provide multiple resource priorities.
This comprehensive planning tool is used by local and state governments, regional planning organizations, and non-profit organizations to inform decisions about conservation and other land use planning efforts in North Carolina. By showing a relative order of conservation significance, these data can assist with conservation funding decisions and support cost-effective investments.
For more information, please contact Allison Schwarz Weakley, Conservation Planner, at 919-707-8629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.