Here you will find a collection of maps and map layers that can help us to visually understand the vulnerability of ecosystems, and related climate change impacts. For more examples of maps related to climate resilience and change, check out the Resilience Community Map Gallery.


Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)

Web-based Federal mapping resource for plant and animal species occurance in the United States, including invasives.

Contributors: USGS

Critical Habitat Mapper

Online web mapping service for information regarding threatened and endangered species.

Contributors: USFWS

Cropscape – Cropland Data Layer

Web portal for viewing national cropland and agricultural data on a yearly basis.

Contributors: USDA

Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT)

CHAT provides non-regulatory wildlife information, including habitats, vegetation, and wildlife corridors.

Contributors: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies


Interactive map for discovery and analysis of data related to ecosystem services, biodiversity, people, and the built environment.

Contributors: EPA

Essential Fish Habitat Mapper

Application for viewing spatial representation of habitats deemed necessary for fish breeding, spawning, feeding, and growth.

Contributors: NOAA


LandCarbon is web application to view and download data related to carbon storage and fluxes, including methane flux and biomass carbon stock.

Contributors: USGS, UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility

National Assessment of Shoreline Change

Map application for providing short- and long-term shoreline change evaluations as well as historical shoreline and coastal products.

Contributors: USGS

National Land Cover Database (NLCD)

NLCD mapping tool provides users with national land cover data, including land cover changes, urban imperviousness, and tree canopy data.

Contributors: Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium, USGS

The National Map Viewer

Online web mapping portal containing elevation, watershed, transportation, and geologic datasets and services.

Contributors: USGS

National Water Information System

Mapping interface that provides the locations and sites of USGS data, including water gauges.

Contributors: USGS

USA Soil Survey

The web soil survey provides soil data and information used for planning, agriculture, and other environmental use cases both small and large scale.

Contributors: USDA, NRCS

USFS Forests to Faucets

Watershed indices of safe drinking water in relation to forests and surface water.

Contributors: USFS

USGS Ecosystems Map

Web-mapping application providing global ecosystem information including terrestrial ecosystems, surface lithology, bioclimates, and topographic position.

Contributors: USGS

Updated on May 17, 2021