Data Hubs

EcoINFORMA’s Resource Hubs are data hubs that serve as primary entry points for access and visualization of data around common ecosystem-related themes and their corresponding communities of practice. Established resource hubs of EcoINFORMA can be accessed below.

Biodiversity Resource Hub

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a web-based information system allowing users to find, explore, and download biological occurrence data for species (e.g. plants, animals, fungi) that occur at a particular location and time in the United States (U.S.) and Territories. BISON, a product of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), offers over 261 million species occurrence records from a large collection of datasets provided by participating institutions.

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Ecosystem Services Resource Hub


EnviroAtlas is a web-based decision-support tool consisting of maps, graphs, analysis tools, and interpretive information about ecosystem services and their role in maintaining sustainable and healthy communities of the contiguous United States (lower 48 states). EnviroAtlas is a collaborative project developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the U.S. Forest Service, and LandScope America.

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Land Cover Dynamics Resource Hub

Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium

The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) provides land cover and land cover dynamics information at the national scale for a wide variety of environmental, land management, and modeling applications. MRLC is composed of a group of federal agencies that coordinate and generate nationally complete, current and consistent land cover information products.

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