In this issue: NCED storymap highlights conservation easement stories;
Call for 2018 data submissions

Our new storymap - see below for the link.
Greetings NCED users and data providers!
Happy New Year!

If you haven't visited NCED recently, the next time you do you'll see a redesigned homepage showing quick statistics, links to an easement search and the full map, and a toolbar with our full suite of conservation easement resources and information.

We are starting to collect easement information for the 2018 NCED release. For land trusts, click here  to learn how to add or update your easement information.  

Also, view  our new storymap with an intro to conservation easements and the NCED, and conservation easement stories from Vermont, Illinois, and the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Read more and see the link below.

The NCED team
View our new storymap: Conservation easements and the National Conservation Easement Database

We've created a storymap that introduces conservation easements and the NCED, and that highlights conservation easement stories. We'll be adding more stories in the future, so submit your successes to us!

Click over to the storymap to read about:
  • Barre Town Forest in Vermont, now protected public land that provides economic and recreational benefits to the community; 
  • Collaboration among multiple land trusts and landowners to protect Almond Marsh in Illinois; and 
  • Wetland protection and restoration achievements in the Lower Mississippi River Valley made possible with NRCS funding.
We hope you find this to be a useful reference. See it here.
Collecting data for U.S. DoD REPI Program

The Trust for Public Land and Ducks Unlimited have been working with staff at the U.S. Department of Defense's Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program to map conservation easements around military installations.  About 1,500 of these conservation easements are now mapped and included in the NCED.

Thus far our efforts have contributed to a central repository of REPI data, and the NCED team is continuing to work with the program to map additional projects.
NCED data in Lincoln Institute of Land Policy resource

The Place Database is a new tool from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The online map of the United States uses the PolicyMap platform to visualize the latest available data for dozens of indicators-ranging from housing affordability, to brownfield sites, to federal government spending. Conservation easements from the NCED make up one of the layers. 

Read more and access the tool here.  
Redesigned NCED Website

The NCED team worked with The Trust for Public Land over the past six months to update and streamline our website. The new site is easy-to-use and has improved searching capability, a better map tool, and more resources for data providers and researchers.

Use the Interactive Map (shown at right) to search by easement holder or location, view detailed attributes of any easement, and print PDF reports of your results. Use the Advanced Easement Search to search the attributes of all easements in NCED. Download the complete spatial dataset or all tabular data from the Downloads page.

Reminder: Users may view data without an account, however a password is required to download data. To register a new account, use the Login/Register button in the far top right corner on the new website, or use this link.

Let us know what you think.
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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 Forestrythe 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.

NCED partners: Conservation Biology Institute; Ducks Unlimited; NatureServe; The Trust for Public Land; and (founding partner) Defenders of Wildlife.
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