New Land Cover Maps and Data for the Centennial Valley and the Rocky Mountain Front
Land cover is the representation of the physical coverage of land, typically dominant vegetation types but some man-made types are usually included. We have completed two regional landcover maps. GIS data and images are available.
The Natural Heritage Program is Montana's source for information on Montana's native species and habitats, emphasizing those of conservation concern. We collect, validate, and distribute this information, and assist natural resource managers and others in applying it effectively. Established by the Montana State Legislature in 1983, the program is located in the Montana State Library, where it is part of the Natural Resource Information System. Read about our current activities and projects.
The Montana Natural Heritage Program is also part of the Natural Heritage Network, and our data are linked to similar programs in all 50 states, most Canadian provinces, and many Latin American countries. You can access species and ecological data assembled from across this network on NatureServe Explorer.