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NatureServe Vista: Key Features
Explore Sites and Create Mitigation Plans
Site Explorer is a powerful new tool that allows you to explore the effects of alternative land uses and policies on a site or set of sites. It allows you to identify and understand the elements that contribute to the conservation value of a particular site or set of sites, the land use and policies associated with those sites, and the elements responses those land uses and policies. With Site Explorer, you can change the land uses and policies associated with those sites, helping you to develop an optimal plan for your planning area.
Site Explorer: In this example the tool identifies the two conservation elements (Northwestern Pond Turtle and Bald Eagle) found in a particular site (outlined in red). It documents the land uses and policies that affect the site and describes the elements response to those uses. The override menus at the bottom allow the user to specify alternative land uses and policies for the site that better meet their conservation objectives. Click image for a larger version.