REA Data Portal
The REAs have a new and improved data portal!
The REA Data Portal is a one-stop source for the BLM’s Rapid Ecoregional Assessments (REAs). You can download and view data, maps, models and reports for publicly released REAs (see the REA release schedule).
Click on the image to go to the data portal
The data portal is easy to use! You can conduct basic keyword searches, search by content type (downloadable data, map services, models), or browse by a topic (wildlife, energy, forest). However, there are thousands of data sets and hundreds of maps available for each REA so it helpful to know a few tricks. The User’s Guide and the video tutorial (seen below) illustrate valueable search techniques that will help you find what you are looking for! Here’s a tip to get you started:
You can search for data from multiple sites!
On the Search page, simply select the sites that you would like to search.
Currenlty, you can search for data produced by the BLM REAs, Data.gov and ArcGIS.com.
Soon you will also be able to search for data from the
US Geological Survey (Science Base) and the US Fish and Wildife Service!
Our goal is to connect you with data!
We also strongly suggest that you review the REA report(s) before using the data portal to learn about the key components of each REA such as the management questions, conservation elements, and change agents. This will help you understand what is availble and allow you to narrow your search. You can download the REA reports from the data portal.