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Ecosystem Vulnerability Maps

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Here you will find a collection of maps and map layers that can help us to visually understand the vulnerability of ecosystems, and related climate change impacts.

The U.S. Node to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF-US)

The U.S. Node to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF-US) national data portal is a web-based federal mapping resource for plant and animal species occurrence in the United States, including invasives. Contributors: USGS

Map of U.S. species occurrence

USFWS Critical Habitat

The Critical Habitat data available to view using the ArcGIS online mapping service provides information regarding threatened and endangered species. Contributors: USFWS

Map of U.S. critical habitat

Cropscape - Cropland Data Layer

The CropScape – Cropland Data Layer web portal allows users to view national cropland and agricultural data on a yearly basis. Contributors: USDA

Map of U.S. croplands

Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT)

The Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) provides non-regulatory wildlife information, including habitats, vegetation, and wildlife corridors. Contributors: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Map of U.S. crucial habitat


The EnviroAtlas Interactive Map allows users to discover and analyze data related to ecosystem services, biodiversity, people, and developed environments. Contributors: EPA

Map of U.S. pollinated crops and carbon stored by tree cover

Essential Fish Habitat Mapper

The Essential Fish Habitat Mapper is an application for viewing spatial representations of habitats deemed necessary for fish breeding, spawning, feeding, and growth. Contributors: NOAA

U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico map depicting fish habitat

Historical Shoreline Change

The Coastal Change Hazards Portal provides short- and long-term shoreline change evaluations as well as historical shoreline and coastal products. Contributors: USGS

Map of U.S. East Coast shoreline change

National Land Cover Database (NLCD)

The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) viewer provides users with national land cover data, including land cover change, urban imperviousness, and tree canopy data. Contributors: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium, USGS

Land cover map of the western U.S.

The National Map Viewer

The National Map Viewer online web mapping portal contains elevation, watershed, transportation, and geologic datasets and services. Contributors: USGS

3DEP slope map of North America

The National Water Information System

The National Water Information System mapping interface provides the locations and sites of USGS data, including water gauges. Contributors: USGS

Map of U.S. active surface-water sites

Web Soil Survey

The Web Soil Survey provides soil data and information used for planning, agriculture, and other environmental use cases both small and large scale. Contributors: USDA, NRCS

Soil map for area within Baldwin County, AL

USFS Forests to Faucets

The USFS Forests to Faucets Watershed map displays indices of safe drinking water in relation to forests and surface water. Contributors: USFS

Map of surface drinking water importance in U.S.

USGS Global Ecosystems Viewer

The USGS Global Ecosystems Viewer provides global ecosystem information including terrestrial ecosystems, surface lithology, bioclimates, and topographic position. Contributors: USGS

Ecosystems map for the Amazon in South America

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