Skagit County, Washington
The SCDC collects both new and existing data that can aid in the planning and analysis of conservation lands
PROTECTED LANDS DATABASE
The SCDC has created a database that will allow the tracking of these properties. A large number of organizations are actively protecting lands for conservation purposes, but there is currently no single record of all these properties. The first dataset project that the SCDC is working on is collecting a record of all protected properties in the Skagit watershed.
The SCDC also collects existing GIS data that is pertinent to environmental and conservation issues. Being able to view this data on a single machine is a great resource.
FUTURE DATA PROJECTS
Future plans include creating an accurate land cover and land use map for the Skagit watershed. As with the protected lands database, these datasets are continuously changing and will need updating.