Maps and Data

Printable Versions of the Most Current CPT Assessments

Adobe Acrobat software is needed to open each PDF. Using Acrobat do one of the following:

  • Print the map on standard 8.5"x11" paper. Under "Page Scaling," select "Fit to printable area." Details are more difficult to see at this scale.
  • Print the map on a professional plotter on size D 22"x34" paper. Details are easier to see at this scale.
  • View it on your computer screen. You can zoom in to easily see details.

Click on titles below to download PDF versions of these maps:

Legends for the CPT Maps

This document contains the map legends for these CPT assessment layers:

  • Biodiversity/Wildlife Habitat
  • Agricultural Lands
  • Forestry Lands

GIS Data Download

The Conservation Planning Tool statewide datasets are available for download from NC OneMap. Click on Geospatial data link and enter the name of the dataset in the Search box. The following datasets are available:

  • Biodiversity and Wildlife Habitat Assessment
  • Forest Health
  • Forestry Lands Assessment
  • Rural Forest Landscape
  • Urban Forest Landscape
  • Urban Forest Priority
  • Wildfire Risk
  • Working Forest Lands

Several of these datasets are also available for download directly from the NC Natural Heritage Program's website:

Download Datasets from NHP

Use of these data require Geographic Information System (GIS) software and expertise.

  • Unless otherwise specified, all data are in ESRI format.
  • The data in raster (GRID) format requires ESRI ArcGIS software with Spatial Analyst extension, or any other GIS software that can read this format, such as GDAL.
  • Data in geodatabase format requires ESRI ArcGIS version 9.2 or better.

For more information on these datasets, see Chapter 7 of the CPT Detailed Report, or the 2010 Forest Resource Assessment at Learn more about the data inputs in Appendix B of the Forest Resource Assessment.