We welcome feedback from Conservation Almanac data providers and data users, including requests to update information on individual records. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with comments and/or questions. Upon request, data providers may review their data prior to release on the Conservation Almanac website. Please contact us.
The Trust for Public Land will actively collect data from public agencies and programs and private conservation organizations. Data on dollars spent and acres acquired will be gathered for Federal, State and local programs. Only information on acreage will be collected at the private level. Initially, only data that is digitally mapped will be collected for the map viewer. We will keep track of paper maps and non-mapped computer files for later efforts. TPL will be coordinating with the National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) project partners to gather much of the easement information. In addition, the National Conservation Easement Portal housed on the Conservation Registry will offer organizations and agencies a customized mapping tool that will allow them to draw their easement on a map (or upload a shape) and data entry fields to add accompanying information.
Although the NCED is focusing on collecting easement data, project partners are also integrating the data with other tools and efforts that are trying to develop a more complete conservation picture. The Conservation Almanac is one such effort.
Updates occur as data is collected and aggregated by Conservation Almanac staff. Please check back for updates and contact us with any questions about when data will next be updated in your state.
Depending on capacity and funding availability, Conservation Almanac staff may be available to help your organization map conserved parcels and/or edit existing spatial data. Please contact us for more information.
The Conservation Almanac is an important piece of the public-private partnerships that are building the Protected Areas Database of the U.S. (PAD-US) and the National Conservation Easement Database (NCED). PAD-US is an inventory of public and non-profit fee-owned lands that are dedicated to open space uses. The NCED is an inventory of conservation easements dedicated to open space uses. The Conservation Almanac is using compatible technology and coordinating with PAD-US and NCED, to submit data and to ensure that both data sets can be used in creating a complete GIS-based overview of protected areas.
The Conservation Almanac is unique in that it tracks spending associated with these lands. Since the projects are related and include some of the same players, if an agency or organization would like to share fee or easement data collected as a part of the Conservation Almanac, The Trust for Public Land can pass it on to the appropriate partner for either PAD-US or NCED.