Our work in Cascadia

TerrAdapt:Cascadia is a dynamic conservation planning tool being co-developed by TerrAdapt.org in collaboration with the Cascadia Partner Forum and other users across our region. TerrAdapt:Cascadia provides an always up-to-date, climate-smart, regional-scale perspective to local decision-making that has applications throughout the adaptive management cycle.

  • Dec 2022Next update
  • 60+Data Layers
  • 1990 - PresentHistorical Data
  • Present - 2100Future Projections

Monitoring Lands


Projecting Future Impacts


Prioritizing Places

TerrAdapt:Cascadia uses the powerful remote sensing and AI capabilities of Google Earth Engine to monitor habitat and connectivity for select species and ecosystems of our region, project future impacts of climate and landscape change, and prioritize areas for conservation actions to increase resilience. These outputs are automatically updated each year. Integrating these capabilities into your adaptive management process provides always up-to-date, climate-smart information to guide implementation as well as monitoring and assessment capabilities to keep your plans relevant over time, even in our highly dynamic landscape.

The animation below highlights the datasets produced by TerrAdapt:Cascadia and how they relate to the conservation of regional species and ecosystems under threat from climate change and our expanding human footprint. The animation plays from current to future time periods and follows a hypothetical shift in the range of a species or ecosystem over time, with management considerations and links to TerrAdapt:Cascadia data layers noted at each step.

  • TerrAdapt's Scope
> Expansion Stable Currently suitable habitat > Contraction