Announcing Update to our Cropland Data Layer Dashboard!

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Our “What’s Growing on Native Lands?” Dashboard is now updated with the 2021 data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Cropland Data Layer, making our dashboard a more timely resource for Native land caretakers to use in monitoring the status of their homelands! According to the the USDA, the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) is […]

New Updates to our SSURGO (Soil Survey) Dashboard!

We have compiled and uploaded the most recent data from the 2021 Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO) into our “Soil Capability on CONUS Native Lands” Dashboard! According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS),  The SSURGO database provides the most detailed level of information and was designed primarily for farm and ranch, landowner/user, township, county, […]

Announcing Our New “Preserving Intact Habitat on Native Lands” Storymap!

What is intact habitat, and why is it important? How has preserving intact habitat been the key to addressing tribal priorities? What resource tools exist for tribes to utilize in their own intact habitat planning?  To help answer these questions and more, NLAP is happy to announce our new storymap, Preserving Intact Habitat on US […]

Announcing New Updates to Our National Land Cover Database Dashboard!

By Raven McMullin  //  April 18, 2022 NLAP remains committed to making available to Tribes, Native organizations, and land caretakers the most relevant and current data critical for Native land planning and research. In furtherance of this commitment, we are excited to announce new updates to our National Land Cover Database Dashboard (NLCD) along with a […]

NLAP Welcomes Phoebe Bauer to the Team

The Native Lands Advocacy Project is pleased to announce Phoebe Bauer as our new Data Visualization Intern! Phoebe will be helping us craft compelling visualizations for the data housed on the Native Land Information System by developing online maps, data dashboards, and other graphics for our website, blog, and interactive story maps. Welcome aboard, Phoebe! […]

New Tool for Native Land Caretakers: The Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP)

According to the NLIS’s National Land Cover Database dashboard, in 2019, there were approximately 16 million acres of rangeland within Native American reservations and off-reservation trust lands. Now, say that you are a Tribal natural resource manager, an established rancher, or land owner—it is no secret that adequately monitoring this vast land base, whether owner-managed […]

Completing the Narrative: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Policy Change Promotes Expansion of Native Agriculture Producers

By Raven McMullin Since the inception of the Native Lands Advocacy Project (NLAP), we have been committed to compiling publicly available datasets for the purpose of gaining a fuller understanding of Native American agriculture nationwide—and, more importantly, to compile a comprehensive data source for Native communities to utilize in the protection of their homelands.  In […]