Land Use/Land Cover

Success Stories

Perhaps the most important measure of success is patron use of MSDI data. Below we cite specialized uses and additional successes in the form of stewardship activities, reports, and the like.

  • The Land Cover theme was the basis of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s Crucial Areas Planning Tool (http://fwp.mt.gov/gis/maps/caps/).
  • The Land Cover theme is also the basis for species distribution models and predictive distribution models for both plants and animals in Montana.