MoRAP develops, analyzes and delivers geospatial data for natural and cultural resource planning and management. The MoRAP staff has worked on a wide variety of projects in Missouri and in numerous states throughout the nation. Active projects are listed on this page. Click Here for Completed Projects.
Development of a Comprehensive Conservation Strategy for Missouri
MoRAP is working with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to facilitate the development of a Comprehensive Conservation Strategy for Missouri.
MoRAP is working with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on a functional assessment of Missouri wetlands. Mapping will be done on bottomlands in Missouri that support most of the current and historic wetlands, including the Mississippi and Missouri River bottomlands and associated larger river bottomlands.
We will develop a riparian and wetland map for New Mexico. The riparian and wetland habitat map will delineate the composition, cover, and structure of riparian and wetland vegetation at a fine scale across New Mexico, including the location and extent of invasive species such as salt cedar.
Pilot Project for the Update of Ecological Mapping Systems of Texas and Analysis of Amount and Type of Habitat Change with Respect to the Endangered Golden Cheeked Warbler
This is a cooperative project between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Dr. David Diamond, Ph.D., to update the Ecological mapping Systems of Texas (EMS_T) Database from 2007 to 2014 for evaluation of the amount of urban development and vegetation community change in and near identified critical habitat of Golden Cheeked Warbler – GCWA (Setophaga chrysoparia).
The land cover maps of Oklahoma and Texas will be seamlessly joined to create a single map. We will address gaps between the state data sets, overlaps between the data sets, and differences in naming and mapping concepts between the data sets. Click Here for More Information
Update the National Inventory of Dams for Missouri
MoRAP is working in partnership with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) to update the National Inventory of Dams (NID) for a limited area of Missouri. This project will help provide information that will be used to estimate the cost and time required to complete the NID for the entire state. Click Here for More Information
Vegetation Mapping for National Park Service-Padre Island
This project is part of a nationwide effort by NPS to provide fine-resolution current vegetation maps for all NPS lands. Maps will be based on quantitative field data, analyses, and georeferenced polygons that circumscribe community types developed from photointerpretation for Padre Island National Seashore.