Ecological Habitat Regions

  • The ShoreZone mapping system has been in use since the early 1980s and has been applied to more than 40,000 km of shoreline in Washington and British Columbia (Berry et al 2004; Howes 2001).

  • The Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ALCC) supports conservation in the arctic by providing applied science and tools to land managers and policy makers.

  • The mission of the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is to promote coordination, dissemination, and development of applied science to inform landscape level conservation, including terrestrial-marine linkages, in the face of a changing climate and related stressors.

  • The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI -LCC) is one of 21 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) identified nationally to complete a network of LCCs across the nation.

  • Conservation needs in Alaska and across the nation require an unprecedented
    collaborative effort that links science and conservation with the combined
    capacities of many conservation partners. Landscape Conservation

  • Level I: North America has been divided into 15 broad, level I ecological regions. These highlight major ecological areas and provide the broad backdrop to the ecological mosaic of the continent, putting it in context at global or intercontinental scales.

  • Ecoregions denote areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They are designed to serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components.

  • This map of ecoregions has been produced for Alaska as a framework for organizing and interpreting environmental data for State, national, and international level inventory, monitoring, and research efforts.

  • In North America, we share vital natural resources, including air, oceans and rivers, mountains
    and forests. Together, these natural resources are the basis of a rich network of ecosystems,

  • This map has been cooperatively put together with agreement by the same signer countries of the Migratory Bird Treaty. A standardized system of ecoregion will assist resource management to collaborate seamlessly between countries of migrating birds.

  • Bird conservation plans are organized by taxa, with comprehensive 'all birds' conservation plans now available in a number of BCRs. Landbird conservation plans in the west were done by state, whereas those in the rest of the country were done by Partners in Flight (PIF) physiographic area.

  • Improving the Nations Data on Natural Resources and Parklands
    The PAD-US section of the website describes the land inventory database and efforts to improve how we track U.S. lands set aside for conservation, open space, recreation and other natural resource uses.

  • NatureServe is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to providing the scientific basis for effective conservation action and a member of the IUCN Red List Partnership.

  • Mapping North America's shared Environment
    The North American Environmental Atlas is an interactive mapping tool to research, analyze and manage
    environmental issues in Canada, United States and Mexico. All signers of the Migratory Bird Treaty.