Key to the Landscape Conservation Design process is the selection of “landscape features” that are important to conserve into the future. Landscape features represent the broader ecology, culture, and economics of the landscape. The full complexity of the High Divide is too much to model so we focus on a collection of features that all partners recognize as prominent elements of the landscape. We select features that have reliable data and have the opportunity to collectively influence or manage.

Landscape features may include ecological (habitat, species, etc.), cultural (sites, ways of life, etc.), and economics (working lands, recreation, etc.). The selection process for landscape features, maps, and analyses will be presented on this page as they are developed.