Landscape Dynamics

Landscape Dynamics measures the environment in and around our National Parks. Human population, road locations, and the type of land cover in and around parks all help with making management decisions and doing science.

About Landscape Dynamics

Landscape Dynamics is part of the Environmental Setting National Protocol (currently under review). Landscape Dynamics provides summary statistics for landscape-level indicators for use in natural resource management, planning, and interpretation. The statistics produced through the Landscape Dynamics protocol can be used by ecologists and other park scientists in things like reports and Park projects. The statistics can also be useful to park staff in planning.

Indicators measured include population density, road density, area without roads, generic land cover, impervious surface, land cover pattern density, and land cover pattern morphology.


Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Landscape Dynamics Map Viewer

Explore available data layers with the Landscape Dynamics Map Viewer. Create simple maps for use in resource briefs and reports

Last updated: May 3, 2018