Monitor rangelands across the USA
Apps and Tools
Data at your fingertips
Fast, powerful, and free, the Rangeland Analysis Platform is an innovative online tool that quickly visualizes and analyzes vegetation data for the United States. Launch the app to examine trends at pasture, ranch, watershed, or broader scales. Datasets include:
- Continuous vegetation cover: see abundance and distribution of perennial or annual herbaceous, shrubs, trees, and bare ground
- Annual aboveground biomass: see how much and where production has changed over the years
- 16-day aboveground biomass (including current year): see how production has changed within the growing season
Big landscapes and big data
The Rangeland Analysis Platform combines satellite imagery with thousands of on-the-ground vegetation measurements collected by BLM, NPS, and NRCS. The power of cloud computing and machine learning technology allows the RAP to easily map vegetation across the United States.
Monitor vegetation to improve rangelands
The Rangeland Analysis Platform provides powerful perspective and context for rangeland monitoring. Use it to develop new management strategies and to evaluate current or past management practices.