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Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: (850) 224-8207
Fax: (850) 681-9364

Florida State University
Florida Resources and
Environmental Analysis Center
at the Institute of Science
and Public Affairs

A Network Connecting Science with Conservation

Cooperative Land Cover Map

The Florida Cooperative Land Cover Map (CLC) is a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) to develop ecologically-based statewide land cover from existing sources and expert review of aerial photography. The CLC was originally funded by the Florida’s State Wildlife Grants program in support of The Florida State Wildlife Action Plan which identified improved habitat mapping as a priority data gap. The CLC follows the Florida Land Cover Classification System.

Cooperative Land Cover, Version 3.1 - published September 2015

Beginning with the release of CLC v3.0, the Cooperative Land Cover Map will be revised continuously, with new versions being released every 6 – 12 months. FWC now takes the lead on updating and maintaining the Cooperative Land Cover map, while FNAI continues to provide guidance for the classification of natural communities, and site specific data sources based on their mapping and revision efforts.

Link to CLC v3.1

Crosswalk Table (excel 1MB) - CLC classes to the FNAI Natural Community Classification

Feedback from users of the data is welcome, and users are encouraged to report data errors to landcovermap@myfwc.com.

For information about versions of the CLC prior to v.3, contact Amy Knight, FNAI GIS Program Specialist (850-224-8207 x214)