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Data Needs Assessment Foundational Research

The Data Needs Assessment research project was undertaken to review a variety of resources on conservation planning - such as datasets and tools - and provide packages of products, data, and identified gaps to improve conservation planning in the Appalachian LCC. A suite of core conservation planning products and data from principal investigators at Clemson University are found below. These products and information generated from this foundational assessment were incorporated into the Interactive Conservation Planning and Design effort and in the drafting of the regional conservation plan for the Cooperative.

Data needs assessment workAppalachian LCC Data Needs Assessment Final Report - provides recommendations on how LCC members and partners can use all the information assembled from this research to collect finer-scaled data from states, expand on work accomplished at individual state levels and “scale up” to the LCC level, and deliver data in a format that is useful for individual states and regional planning.

Appalachian LCC GIS Datasets

An Analysis of State Wildlife Action Plans in the Appalachian LCC - describe how information contained in these plans can be linked to integrate state and local-scale efforts into a regional conservation framework.

Make up of LCCs across Country by State

List of Conservation Planning Tools, Functions, and Relevance to Appalachian LCC Conservation Planning Goals- describing function and relevance of each towards the Cooperative conservation planning goals.

Interpretive Text and Graphics for AppLCC Web Portal (conservation planning tools) - shared through the LCC Web Portal for users to learn about the tools available and what purposes they could serve.

Interpretive Text and Graphics for AppLCC Web Portal (data)- that describes the data that can be posted to the Web Portal.

Data Needs Assessment Research Video Update