Interactive Playa Map Now Available

Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) has launched a new interactive map and platform for conservation planning.

The interactive map allows you to explore the playa region and investigate playas, wind farms, and other features of the landscape.

Current map data include playas, playa clusters, and a suite of layers relevant to wind energy development, including current wind turbine locations based on FAA data.

Users can click on individual playas to get more information on playa size, playa condition, and the playa’s wetness frequency over time.

The PLJV probable playas dataset is a regional compilation of several original data sources including the National Wetlands Inventory, Soil Survey Geographic database, and satellite imagery.

These wetland data were analyzed for each state in the PLJV region—Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas—to create the most comprehensive playa location map possible using remote sources.

The playas layer contains locations of more than 70,000 playas across the PLJV region.

Check out the interactive map and video tutorial: at https://tinyurl.com/y65b8snk