The Conservation Priority Areas layer is an intensity indicator based on 33 natural resource indicators and was created by the Highlands to identify parcels with a high priority for conservation and preservation. This layer classifies conservation priority by aggregating resource indicators and ranked final scores as either Low, Moderate or High priority. The full indicator list includes indicators related to slope, critical habitat, forest, open waters, riparian area, and watershed characteristics.
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