Welcome to the Climate Atlas web app!

In response to the climate crisis and rapid rates of biodiversity loss, the Biden Administration has pledged to conserve 30% of lands in the United States by 2030. Achieving this target will ensure the natural resources and functions these lands provide are preserved for current and future generations and will require protecting millions of acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). However, prioritizing new protections presents a considerable challenge, given competing land use objectives and potential trade-offs among the many benefits that public lands provide.

This interactive web map is designed to help managers, planners, and decision makers identify new opportunities for public land protections across the contiguous U.S. and Alaska, with an emphasis on BLM and USFS lands. It provides the user with the ability to flexibly explore areas of high conservation value across a range of ecological attributes, spatial domains, and acreage targets. This web map is intended to be one of many tools that can help guide science-based decision making in a rapidly changing world.

visualization by gagecarto
Index top 5% top 10% top 20%
Composite 2 5 10
Carbon &
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Biodiversity 2 5 10
Model Summaries
Choose a percentile below to see unprotected federal lands with the highest conservation value.

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