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USDA Landscape Partnership

Learn how Ferguson Lynch supports the Partnership in their efforts

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Member Support

The Landscape Partnership portal is a space where you can share technical conservation resources, learn about and use decision-support tools, and connect with other experts, organizations, and projects. Features on the Landscape Partnership allow users to develop and disseminate science to advance conservation efforts.

Working Lands for Wildlife

Ferguson Lynch built this portal to support conservation of working landscapes, focusing largely on Farm Bill conservation programs managed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and its Working Lands for Wildlife partnership. 

Organization Search

Search through organizations in the Landscape Partnership that work to protect critical land and water landscapes across the nation. Using the advanced search, members can filter by organization name, type, or topic.

Expertise Search

The Expertise Search allows users to find other experts who use and share information on the Landscape Partnership portal. Search filters let you search for users by areas of expertise and geographic focus. Registered users on the portal can make their own Expertise profile.

Applications, Maps and Data

Literature Gateway

A systematic map of bird-vegetation relationships in eastern and boreal forests

Forest management affects wildlife habitat by altering the structure and composition of vegetation communities. Every wildlife species uses a specific set of resources associated with different species and ages of forest trees (e.g., nesting cavities, den sites, acorn crops, fruit resources) to survive and reproduce. Forest managers, wildlife conservation groups, policy makers, and other stakeholders often need to review the literature on forest bird-vegetation relationships to inform decisions on natural resource management or ecosystem restoration. The literature gateway facilitates the exploration of this literature, helping users find references on a diverse range of management-relevant topics that have been compiled by subject experts based on searches of >60 different sources spanning the past 50+ years.

Wildland Fire

The Wildland Fire site within the¬†Landscape Partnership portal serves as a clearinghouse to support technical experts as a community of practice, currently focused on the southern states. This site links individuals and diverse groups with the information each maintains on wildland fire on their respective internet sites, and our hope is that we will send more traffic to our partners’ sites. Our purpose is to increase connectivity and information sharing within the larger fire community but also between the fire community of practice and other landscape conservation practitioners using the Landscape Conservation Portal. The Wildland Fire site will also support public officials, landowners, and communities needing more information about wildland fire.

Southeast Firemap

Fire is a critical but little-known part of landscapes across the southeastern U.S. The Southeast (SE) FireMap is a tool that aims to address this gap by helping users accurately track and understand fire patterns across the Southeast.

A beta SE FireMap Version 1.0 was released in March 2021 and an improved SE FireMap Version 2.0 is anticipated by 2025.

Training

Landscape Partnership
Learning Network

Building Skills for Landscape Resiliency

Find free courses on wildland fire, enviornmental decision-making, science applications, at-risk species, and other topics on the Learning Network. Course participants can receive certifications for completing a course from the Landscape Partnership and some courses may also qualify for educational credits with partnering academic institutions.

The Catalog below aims to help users understand the Landscape Partnership and how to use and collaborate on the portal.