Strategic, data-driven conservation approaches are gaining popularity. A high-resolution geospatial database indicating the ecosystem functions and socioeconomic activity can be very useful for any conservation expert or funding agency. This database presents the developed measures that are derived from openly available geospatial and non-geospatial data sources, and is intended to provide ecological and socioeconomic evidence to support conservation planning efforts along the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. This database was developed by the Strategic Conservation Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes (SCA) Project, which is building a series of online tools that can aid in conservation planning efforts along the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. See the following links for more information about the SCA Project (http://www.landscope.org/gulfcoast) and the project's online tools (https://github.com/scatools).
Mississippi State University
College of Forest Resources| James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering| Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture
Geosystems Research Institute| Quest Lab
conservation planning, Gulf of Mexico, land conservation
Shamaskin, Andrew; Samiappan, Sathishkumar; Liu, Jiangdong; Evans, Kristine; and Linhoss, Anna, "Conservation Database for the Gulf Coast Region of the United States" (2019). College of Forest Resources Publications and Scholarship. 4.