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 DynamicsLandscape 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.
- Explore available data layers with the Landscape Dynamics Map Viewer. Create simple map images that can be used in resource briefs or reports.
- Create your own maps in ArcGIS, or create your own web app, using Landscape Dynamics Map and Feature Services
- Download data from the IRMA Data Store Landscape Dynamics Project (coming soon...).