Extent of Fires on Native Lands

About this Dashboard This data dashboard summarizes data from the Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) Dataset, which is jointly implemented by the USGS EROS and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. It highlights the distribution and impact of wildfires between 1984 and 2022 on Native lands. The dashboard features detailed maps and […]

Renewable Energy Production on US Native Lands

About this Dashboard This dashboard features current renewable energy production (wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric) on US Native Lands. It combines data from two sources: (1) the NREL Biofuel Atlas 2019, which shows operable electric generating plants for wind, solar, and geothermal sources sourced from the Energy Information Administration (2017), and (2) “Tracking the Sun,” a […]

Crop Diversity on US Native Lands

About this Dashboard The Crop Diversity Dashboard is an estimate of the relative diversity of crops grown on tribal lands. We use the Simpson’s Index of Diversity to estimate crop diversity from both the variety of crops grown and their respective acres within each reservation, with 0 meaning no crop diversity and 1 meaning infinite […]

Species Richness on US Native Lands

About this Dashboard Water Stress Categories 0 Native Land Areas 0 Datasets utilized 0 Possible Visualizations 0 About the Data This data comes from the Species Habitat Richness 2008-2016 from USGS, which identifies the species richness for 43 species of amphibians, 163 species of birds, 72 species of mammals, and 54 species of reptiles. This […]

Agricultural Water Stress on US Native Lands

About this Dashboard This data dashboard summarizes data from the World Resources Institute, and the National Land Cover Database for Native Lands in the United States. It highlights the distribution and impact of water stress on agricultural lands within Native boundaries. The dashboard features detailed maps and interactive elements, allowing users to explore different water […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thematic Maps

Thematic Maps Thematic maps allow you to visually explore & interact with one or more data layers. Great for identifying and sharing areas of interest. Thematic Maps Thematic Maps Search Thematic Maps Climate US Drought Monitor on US Native Lands This map shows current and historical drought conditions. Climate Thermal Activity on US Native Lands […]

NLIS Value-Added Data

The Rez-County Overlap Layer This GIS-based layer is a unique output of the Native Lands Advocacy Project and allows us to perform data analysis from datasets that do not match with reservation boundaries or who do not have any common identifiers to match external datasets. This layer is a work in progress and is used […]


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