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Welcome to the NARSAL website. We have been busy with a number of projects involving analysis and tools that we created from our original datasets. These projects are representative of geospatial applications that will help local, state, and federal partners better manage and plan the natural resources and environment of Georgia and the Southeastern United States. As we progress into a time of much environmental uncertainty we hope that communities will be able to adapt to changes by utilizing their natural resources in ways that will strengthen their economic vitality and provide resilience in times of extreme climate events, such as the droughts and floods that we have experienced in the past few years. Please check with us over the next few months as we add new content representing many of our newer projects.


Georgia Conservation Lands 2012

by Kevin

NARSAL, in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division (DNR-WRD) and the USGS National Gap Analysis Program (GAP), has just completed a significant update to the Georgia Conservation Lands database.  The database can be viewed in the online interactive map, or downloaded from the Georgia GIS Clearinghouse. read more…

New Map Server

by Kevin

We have recently installed a new map server. This new feature will allow users to explore our data visually for the first time. We are starting with two map interfaces, one is an interactive viewer of canopy cover change across the SE US from 1991 to 2001. The second in an interactive viewer of our Georgia Land Use Trends data (GLUT). read more…

Georgia-Pacific Plan to Protect Forests

by Kevin

The conservation plan, drawn up by Liz Kramer, identifies sensitive areas along a stretch of coastal plain so that Georgia-Pacific can avoid buying wood from property that supports a diverse population of plants or animals.
Athens Banner Herald report.