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Data & Indicators

For the Strategic Forest Lands Assessment, data were categorized into four topics for mapping purposes: ecological, socio-economic, vulnerability, and programmatic indicators were developed. All indicators were developed from data sets having statewide coverage; some of them were summarized by watershed, mostly the (134) 8-digit watersheds used in a variety of Department of Natural Resources analyses.

Indicator maps are accessible in both .html and .pdf format from the following list. To download and print individual maps, the .pdf format is recommended.

Adobe® Reader® 6.0 (available for free from http://www.adobe.com), is recommended for viewing PDF files, especially if you receive an "Invalid ColorSpace" error when attempting to open the files.

ECOLOGICAL MAPS
 
HTML Version PDF Version
Carbon Sequestration PDF: 1 Mb
FIDS Habitat - High Quality PDF: 636 Kb
FIDS Habitat - Potential PDF: 636 Kb
Forested Floodplains (not available)  
Forest Community Types PDF: 636 Kb
Forest Cover PDF: 1.2 Mb
Forests Providing Habitat for Sensitive Species PDF: 636 Kb
Forested Wetlands PDF: 636 Kb
Fragmentation Metrics - Forest Edge Density PDF: 636 Kb
Fragmentation Metrics - Largest Patch Index PDF: 636 Kb
Fragmentation Metrics - Mean Nearest Neighbor PDF: 636 Kb
Fragmentation Metrics - Mean Patch Size PDF: 636 Kb
Green Infrastructure PDF: 1 Mb
Highly Erodible Soils on Forest Lands (not available)  
Hydric Soils on Forest Lands (not available)  
Interior Forests PDF: 636 Kb
Large Forest Blocks PDF: 1.4 Mb
Net Primary Productivity PDF: 669 Kb
Percent of Watershed Forested PDF: 638 Kb
Unforested Riparian Zones PDF: 1.8 Mb

SOCIO-ECONOMIC MAPS
 
HTML Version PDF Version
Forest Acres per Person (not available)  
Historic Timber Harvests PDF: 455 Kb
Ownership of Forested Lands PDF: 418 Kb
Probability of Commercial Timber Management PDF: 429 Kb
Sawmills and Distance to Mills PDF: 468 Kb
Secondary Wood Manufacturing PDF: 457 Kb
Soil Productivity - Average Site Index PDF: 419 Kb
Surface Water Intake Watersheds PDF: 807 Kb
Timber & Primary Wood Manufacturing PDF: 457 Kb

VULNERABILITY MAPS
 
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Fire Threat Potential PDF: 1.4 Mb
Forest Loss to Development from 1997 to 2000 PDF: 637 Kb
Generalized Zoning of Forest Lands (not available)  
Protected Land Within Green Infrastructure PDF: 1.4 Mb
Population Density (not available)  
Projected Watershed Character Year 2020 PDF: 637 Kb

PROGRAMMATIC MAPS
 
HTML Version PDF Version
Agricultural Easements PDF: 578 Kb
Designated Wildlands PDF: 809 Kb
Forest Conservation Management Agreements (FCMAs)
(not available)
 
Maryland's Tributary Basins PDF: 471 Kb
Priority Funding Areas PDF: 423 Kb
Protected Lands PDF: 769 Kb
Forest & Rural Legacy Programs PDF: 419 Kb
Unified Watershed Assessment PDF: 659 Kb

STATEWIDE AND COUNTY MAPS
 
HTML Version PDF Version
Chesapeake Bay Watershed PDF: 376 K
The following .html maps link to county maps:  
Ecological Ranking of Forest Lands PDF: 1.1Mbb
Economic Ranking of Forest Lands PDF: 1.1Mb
Vulnerability Ranking of Forest Lands PDF: 2.0 Mb