Tools, Maps & Apps

Data at your fingertips to improve working lands and wildlife habitat.

WLFW and our partners developed free conservation targeting products using advanced spatial technologies that merge field-collected vegetation data, satellite imagery, and other environmental data.

Fast, powerful, and free, these online tools help practitioners quickly visualize and analyze how vegetation has changed across big landscapes or in small pastures. The vegetation data goes back to 1986, covers all rangelands in the contiguous U.S., and is updated every 16 days.

The Rangeland Analysis Platform

The Rangeland Analysis Platform and its associated data products—maps, calculators, charts and more—can identify where landscapes are still intact, where they face threats, and how productivity has changed over time. For instance, an app might show: 

  • How many pounds of forage a rancher has lost due to encroaching trees
  • Where an herbicide treatment might stem the spread of invasive cheatgrass
  • How wet meadows, springs or creeks fare during drought years
  • Where wildfires have the most probability of burning based on grass production