EBM Tools – NatureServe Vista

Demonstration of NatureServe Vista® 2.5 by Patrick Crist of NatureServe (November 18, 2009). NatureServe Vista 2.5 is a free decision support system for conducting conservation planning and integrating conservation with other assessment and planning activities such as land use, transportation, energy, natural resource, and ecosystem-based management in any ecosystem type. NatureServe Vista enables users to evaluate, create, implement, and monitor land use and resource management scenarios that operate within the existing economic, social, and political context to achieve conservation goals. The tool operates on an ArcGIS platform. The latest version (v2.5) integrates interoperability with N-SPECT and other hydrologic models to support integrated land-water assessment and planning.