The NPS Chesapeake Bay Office worked with NatureServe, Chesapeake watershed states, and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to develop the Chesapeake Conservation Atlas filling a need for a publicly accessible, watershed-wide land conservation priority system. Its purpose is to support collaboration among many partners in land conservation efforts throughout the Chesapeake region. The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership continues to significantly expand the atlas, including housing all of the mapping components of the Chesapeake Conservation Atlas on the site.

The Green Space Equity Mapper assists in identifying and prioritizing conservation opportunities in low-income communities and communities of color throughout the watershed with limited or no access to open space. This web-based map tool includes a set of interactive map layers to assist all government agencies, land trusts, and other conservation organizations and community groups in identifying areas most in need of green spaces within or immediately proximate to them and how these areas relate to demographics, community risks, and land cover.

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