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Ecosystem Conditions Across the Lower 48 States: Brochure and Map

link DOWNLOAD FILE: Ecosystems Map


As shown on a national map, 80% of the naturally vegetated area in the conterminous US is moderately to highly departed from its reference condition. And, while popular expectation might be that western lands are the most imperiled, analysis shows that the eastern US demonstrates the highest degree of vegetation departure. The brochure clearly illustrates analysis results using pie charts and color bars, and can be used beyond the TNC science community to inform colleagues and constituents about current ecosystem conditions.


If you want the poster version of this map, contact LANDFIRE Program Coordinator Jeannie Patton