Visualizing Priority Conservation Areas in Western North America

northamericaClimate Change-Priority Conservation Areas in Western North America is an online (use of Firefox browser recommended)  geospatial visualization tool that shows projected annual change in mean temperatures through 2094 in relation to The Nature Conservancy priority conservation areas for western North America.  Climate projections are from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) general circulation models (GCMs). The primary goal for this project was to develop standardized, cross-ecoregional spatial and tabular data that could address conservation issues and strategies across western North America. The database enables cross-jurisdictional analyses with third party data sets.