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Source

Data Download/Request

Vintage

Description

CMAP

Land Use Inventory

2010

Comprehensive parcel-based Land Use Inventory, containing 59 different use classes for over 2.5 million parcels.

University of Vermont and USDA Forest Service

High-Resolution Land Cover (Urban Tree Canopy)

2010

High-resolution land cover grid which utilizes a "top-down" mapping perspective in order to assess tree canopy.  Currently only available for Cook County.

USGS

National Land Cover Database

2011

Medium-resolution land cover grid systematically produced to allow land cover trend analysis.  Also includes percent imperviousness and percent tree canopy.

EPA

National Hydrography Dataset "Plus"

2012

Integrated hydrologic framework which incorporates the National Hydrography Dataset, the National Elevation Dataset, and the National Watershed Boundary Dataset.

Ducks Unlimited and USFWS

Enhanced National Wetland Inventory

2005-2007

Draft version of updated 2005-2007 NWI data, whose previous vintage was the early 1980's.  USFWS wetland classification codes are provided for each feature.

USDA

Cropland Data Layer

2014

Medium-resolution land cover grid which includes crop-specific classification.

USGS

Protected Areas Database

2012

Official protected land ownership dataset for the United States, which contains federal lands and slightly older versions of the next four datasets in this list.

IDNR

Nature Preserves, Land and Water Reserves, and Natural Heritage Landmarks

2015

Location/extent of protected lands and waters within the Illinois Nature Preserves System. More…

IDNR

State-Owned Open Space

2015

Location/extent of protected lands and waters managed by IDNR.

County Forest Preserve and Conservation Districts

Forest Preserves and Conservation District Lands

 

Download/Request: Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Will

2014-2015

Location/extent of protected lands and waters managed by the County Forest Preserve Districts and the McHenry County Conservation District.

National Conservation Easement Database

National Conservation Easement Database

2015

Location/extent of conservation easement lands, including permanent vs. temporary designation.

USGS

LANDFIRE database

2012

Variety of vegetation characterization datasets developed primarily for fire behavior modeling.  Potentially useful datasets include  vegetation type/cover/height, forest canopy bulk density, and environmental site potential.

IDNR

Natural Areas Inventory

2015

Location/extent of high-quality natural areas, including habitat suitable for state-listed threatened and endangered (T&E) species. More...

IDNR

Natural Heritage Database

2015

Occurrence locations for state and federally-listed T&E species.

IL Audubon Society

Important Bird Areas

2010

Location/extent of habitat for bird species of state conservation concern, as well as unique habitat types or congregatory sites.

Morton Arboretum

Oak Ecosystems

1939/2010

Historic (1939) and current (2010) extents of oak ecosystems larger than one acre in size. More…

IDNR

Biologically Significant Streams

2008

Stream segments with high species richness and/or biological integrity. More…

INHS

Landscapes of Ecological Importance

2012

Ecological assessment of forests, grasslands, and wetlands based on criteria such as patch size, remoteness from roads, and soil characteristics. More…

FEMA

Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) floodplains

Various

Location/extent of FEMA 100 and 500 year floodplains.

NRCS

Gridded Soil Survey Data (SSURGO)

2015

Gridded version of Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database.  Includes 57 pre-summarized attributes such as soil organic carbon, root zone depth, and potential wetland soil landscapes.

INHS

Pre-settlement vegetation

2002

Pre-settlement land cover mapped by PLSS surveyors from 1804 to 1483.

Oregon State PRISM Climate Group

Historic Monthly/Annual Temperature and Precipitation

1895-2010

Gridded 30-year normals (AKA average conditions) for climate variables such as precipitation and min/max temperature.

NCAR

Projected Monthly/Annual Temperature and Precipitation

2050-2099

Modeled temperature and precipitation conditions based on a subset of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scenarios.