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 […]

Soil Organic Carbon Planning, Key to Building Tribal Climate Resiliency

hands tending to a small plant in dark soil

As tribes continue to experience the impacts of climate change on their lands and communities, they are starting to invest more of their resources and planning strategies into protecting and enhancing their soil organic carbon (SOC). In this blog post, we discuss ways that tribal land caretakers can use our Soil Organic Carbon Dashboard, which […]

Cropland Diversity on Native Lands

Please note that the Cropland Diversity Dashboard page is currently down on our website, but can still be accessed on Tableau here. We’re working on resolving this issue as quickly as we can. Contact us at if you have any questions.  Our new Cropland Diversity data dashboard is the first index of Cropland Diversity […]

Introducing New Resource Tools for Grassland Protection and Restoration

NLAP is happy to announce two new resource tools for grassland and biodiversity protection: our storymap, Grasslands: The Land and the People that Call it Home, and our Conservation Reserve Program Dashboard! Together, these tools explore the history of one of the land’s most precious communities and opportunities for their continued restoration. Grasslands Storymap Before […]

Announcing Our New Storymap: Building Up Native Youth in Agriculture

How well-represented are Native youth in the overall population of Native agriculture producers? What difficulties do Native youth face when entering agriculture, and what resources exist to support and empower them? The Native Lands Advocacy Project (NLAP) is happy to announce our new storymap exploring these questions: Building Up Native Youth in Agriculture! One of […]

Conservation Reserve Program

About this Dashboard This data dashboard summarizes data from the USDA FSA conservation reserve program (CRP) for every eligible county in the United States since the program’s inception in 1986 (data for years 1987-2022). The data in this dashboard shows state and county averages in addition to yearly enrollment and rent totals. 0 Years of […]

2023 Farm Bill: Native Farm Bill Coalition Priorities & How the NLIS Can Help

By Raven McMullin It goes without saying that the food system in the United States was created without the intent of maintaining or supporting traditional Native foodways.  In fact, more than neglecting these traditional systems, new settlers sought to destroy Native food sources and economies—forcing dependence upon a strange and commodified food chain. However, traditional […]

New Demographic Features Added to NLAP’s Agriculture on Native Lands Data Dashboard

By Raven McMullin and Emma Scheerer Through previous blog posts, story maps, and data dashboards, the Native Lands Advocacy Project (NLAP) has embarked on an extensive and critical analysis of the state of agriculture on Native land. In presenting this data (which is sourced from the USDA’s Census of Agriculture for American Indian Reservations) in […]