The NPLCC conducted an inventory of GIS data sets. The focus of the inventory was on:
The goal of the data inventory was simply to document what data exists. We did not download data and make it available in one place. Several of these datasets are actively managed, so we did not want to store layers that will become obsolete over time.
In essence, this is a metadata database. You can either browse or search the database. When you click on a data record, you will be taken out of DataBasin and into the USGS-funded data management system called ScienceBase. From ScienceBase, you can fully explore the metadata record and for most, find the link to download the data.
This inventory is not static. It is meant to be an evolving inventory and library of conservation, climate change, and natural resources information at the landscape scale. If there are datasets you feel are missing, please contact Tom Miewald at Thomas_miewald@fws.gov.