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Terrestrial

Data and maps are available for download from this site. Data from the FWC GIS database are available in grid or shapefile format.



Terrestrial Resource GIS (TRGIS) data download

Data and maps are available for download from this site. Data from the Terrestrial Resources GIS database are available in shapefile format (zipped) and metadata associated with that data.

The Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System 2009

The Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System (IWHRS) ranks the Florida landscape based upon the habitat needs of wildlife as a way to identify ecologically significant lands in the state.

2003 Florida Vegetation and Land Cover

An update to the 1985-89 project to map Florida vegetation and land cover using 2003 Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite imagery.

Florida Land Cover Classification System

A classification schema is needed for the Florida State Wildlife Action Plan. The current classification schemas used within Florida were investigated to determine if that classification could serve as a model to meet the needs of the Plan.

Wildlife Habitat Conservation Needs in Florida: Updated Recommendations for Strategic Habitat Conservation Areas

The results of this project have re-identified Strategic Habitat Conservation Areas for a new selection of focal species, including many species that were in the original 1994 report.

Mapping Florida's Altered Landscapes

This project mapped areas of Florida identified as "disturbed" or "non-natural" in order to enhance our understanding of the distribution of these land cover types in Florida.


FWC Facts:
Seagrass blades slow water flow, allowing suspended material to settle to the bottom, which increases water clarity.

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