In This Issue
Website Enhancements
The  Add an Easement p ortal is now more user friendly. We hope you like this enhanced feature!
NCED Partners
(Founding Partner)
October 2016
Greetings NCED users and data providers!

Corrections and revisions to the National Conservation Easement Database for 2016 are now available for download.  Visit the NCED  website  to search, review, and download the latest updates to the database. 

Don't forget, our team can work with you to edit or improve your data for NCED. We can help collect easement shapefiles, or will work to digitize from paper maps.

We had a great time meeting many of you at the Land Trust Alliance Rally last weekend in Minneapolis. Thanks to all who stopped by our table to chat about data and the NCED! We will follow up with those of you who indicated we are missing information on some of your easements.

The NCED Team

Updates to NCED
Corrections from 2016 Data Release

Below is a summary of additions and modifications made to NCED since July 2016.

Number of Easements
Total easement records - July 2016 116,864
Total easement records - October 2016 130,758
Added 15,441
Deleted 1,547
Unchanged 721
Modified Attributes only 18,019
Modified Geometry only 31,736
Modified Attributes and Geometry 37,381

The NCED now contains 130,756 records.

Our next revision will occur in June, 2017. Feel free to submit new easements any time between now and then!

S ubmit publicly held easements to The Trust for Public Land and  privately held easements to Ducks Unlimited.
NCED website upgrade coming soon

We will be upgrading our website in the next year and are looking for your input. How do you currently use the database? What features would you like to see?

Provide your feedback online at BIT.LY/NCEDSURVEY16 or email us

The survey also gives you the opportunity to let us know if any of your easements are missing from NCED. 
The National Conservation Easement Database |

The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) is an initiative of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. Additional financial support has been provided by the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the   Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; the Knobloch Family Foundation; the Graham Foundation; the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Landscape Conservation Cooperative; and the U.S. Geological Survey. The NCED team also collaborates with the USGS National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) Protected Areas Database - United States (PAD-US) on data acquisition and standards.