The Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System 2009
The Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System (IWHRS) ranks the Florida landscape based upon
the habitat needs of wildlife as a way to identify ecologically significant lands in the
2003 Florida Vegetation and Land Cover
FWC staff used 2003 LandSAT Enhanced Thematic Mapper+ satellite imagery to create a digital dataset
classifying the state into 43 vegetation and land cover types, including 26 natural and semi-natural
vegetation types, 16 types of disturbed lands (such as agriculture, urban, and mining), and one water
Cooperative Land Cover, v 3.0, October 2014
Beginning with this release of CLC v3.0, the Cooperative Land Cover Map will be revised continuously,
with new versions being released every 6 - 12 months. FWC will now take lead on updating and maintaining
the Cooperative Land Cover map. FNAI will continue to provide guidance for the classification of natural
communities, and site specific data sources based on their mapping and revision efforts.
Florida Land Cover Classification System
A classification schema is needed for the Florida State Wildlife Action Plan. The current
classification schemas used within Florida were investigated to determine if that
classification could serve as a model to meet the needs of the Plan.
Wildlife Habitat Conservation Needs in Florida: Updated Recommendations for Strategic
Habitat Conservation Areas
The results of this project have re-identified Strategic Habitat Conservation Areas for
a new selection of focal species, including many species that were in the original 1994 report.
Mapping Florida's Altered Landscapes
This project mapped areas of Florida identified as "disturbed" or "non-natural" in order to
enhance our understanding of the distribution of these land cover types