Geographic Information Services

There are more than two million acres of rural and natural lands in Northeast Florida and determining which lands to preserve can be a challenging process. To facilitate this process, North Florida Land Trust has designed our own strategic conservation methodology to ensure we are preserving the highest quality natural areas.

Strategic Conservation Planning is the process by which conservation agencies, community governments and non-profits can rank and prioritize natural resources and determine the significance of those resources toward their own goals. Once determined, maps of those resources are laid over each other with each resource having its own score according to its determined importance. Where resources exist in the same place, their scores are added together. Those added scores are represented as colors in a heat map of natural resources. Using this heat map, we can target the most resource rich lands.