Public and technical reports were published in December 2002 and April 2003 by the USDA Forest Service. They are available via the internet at the following locations:
These data represent a portion of the New York/New Jersey Highlands Regional GIS database created by CRSSA for the 2002 New York/New Jersey Highlands Regional Assessment Update. Some of the data were compiled and used by the NJ Highlands Task Force to develop the statutory Highlands Preservation and Planning Area. The State's GIS data is available for download and interactive mapping at the NJ Highlands Council website.
Update 2018: Note the former CRSSA interactive mapping server supporting the 2002 Study is currently unavailable. Please refer to the available GIS data and metadata below.
The available data layers listed below are accompanied by complete metadata (XML, HTML), and have been compressed into zip file archives. The files may be extracted by the use of zip file extraction software/utilities. Please contact CRSSA staff if you experience any difficulty with the data download.
|Study area||Description||Metadata||Download (35k ZIP file)|
|Land cover||Description||Metadata||Download (1.73Mb ZIP file)|
|Open space||Description||Metadata||Download (210k ZIP file)|
|Population/Buildout||Description||Metadata||Download (124k ZIP file)|
|Conservation Values Assessment|
|Description||Metadata||Download (1.03Mb ZIP file)|
|Description||Metadata||Download (1Mb ZIP file)|
|Agricultural productivity||Description||Metadata||Download (374k ZIP file)|
|Recreation||Description||Metadata||Download (1.66Mb ZIP file)|
|Composite resource value||Description||Metadata||Download (1.5Mb ZIP file)|
* Indicates data that are not presently available for dissemination