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In 2006, the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida called for an identification of those lands and waters in the state that are critical to the conservation of Florida's natural resources. In response, the Florida Natural Areas Inventory, University of Florida GeoPlan Center, and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission collaborated to produce CLIP - the Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project. CLIP is a GIS database of statewide conservation priorities for a broad range of natural resources, including biodiversity, landscape function, surface water, groundwater, and marine resources.
CLIP 2.0 Now Online
CLIP Version 2.0 was completed in August 2011. CLIP data may now be viewed online or downloaded for use in GIS.
CLIP 2.0 Data Tutorial 2mb pdf - this is a brief graphic tutorial of the CLIP 2.0 database to assist users who plan to download and use CLIP GIS data. It provides a quick preview to the data and important analysis issues. We highly recommend all GIS users review this tutorial before working with CLIP data. (The tutorial is also included in the data download package.)
CLIP 2.0 Executive Summary 670kb pdf - a brief summary of CLIP 2.0 revisions and analyses for anyone who doesn't need the full technical documentation.
CLIP 2.0 Technical Report 9mb pdf - this report provides full documentation of the CLIP 2.0 updates and additional analyses conducted by the CLIP team as part of our State Wildlife Grant from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
CLIP is also being used to inform the Cooperative Conservation Blueprint, a statewide conservation planning effort led by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Blueprint is a key action called for in the FWC Wildlife Legacy Initiative.