Indicators 1-30 of 46 indicators that match your search criteria:
 
Rank
Indicator
11
Land use patterns
 
Used by:
Willapa Alliance
Data source:
Tice and Forrest(1990),WA Conservation Needs Committee; Pacific County Regional Plan Council
 
Keywords: conservation, ecosystem, environment, farm, farm land, habitat, impervious surfaces, land, land use, open space, residential, roads, urbanization, wetlands
 
 
10
Agricultural land loss / total arable land
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Region of H-W, Environment Department
 
Keywords: agriculture, conservation, construction, development, environment, farm land, food, impervious surfaces, land, land use, property value, real estate, soil, urbanization
 
 
10
Open land lost to development in square km
 
Used by:
Fife Regional Council
Data source:
Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Series, Scottish Natural Heritage, MLURI
 
Keywords: biodiversity, development, environment, land, land use, open space, sprawl
 
 
10
Total area in significant land-use categories
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Various provincial government departments involved in land management
 
Keywords: biodiversity, environment, farm land, forest, land use, wetlands, wilderness
 
 
10
Rate of change of wilderness area
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, wilderness, wildlife
 
 
10
Number of acres of major terrestrial ecosystems
 
Used by:
Interagency Working Group on Sustainable Development Indicators (IWGSDI)
Data source:
Biological Research Division, US Geological Survey, US Department of Interior
 
Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use
 
 
10
Acres of cropland that have been converted to developed land
 
Used by:
Interagency Working Group on Sustainable Development Indicators (IWGSDI)
Data source:
US Department of Agriculture
 
Keywords: agriculture, cropland, development, environment, farm land, land use, sprawl
 
 
9
Acres of natural and restored wetlands
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Department of Natural Resources
 
Keywords: conservation, ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, natural, open space, restoration, runoff, water quality, watershed, wetlands, zoning
 
 
9
Impervious surfaces
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Seattle Engineering Department and City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan
 
Keywords: ecosystem, environment, habitat, impervious surfaces, land use, roads, sprawl, urbanization
 
 
9
Acreage of land used for streets
 
Used by:
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, impervious surfaces, land use, roads, sprawl, streets, transportation
 
 
9
Number of biogeographical regions with adequate protected areas
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Alberta Department of Environmental Protection
 
Keywords: conservation, ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, protection
 
 
9
Acres under integrated pest management
 
Used by:
United States EPA Region 3 - Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Data source:
States of MD, VA, and PA
 
Keywords: agriculture, chemicals, cropland, environment, farm, farm land, farming, land use, natural, organic, toxics
 
 
9
Percent of new residential lots within 1/4 mile of services
 
Used by:
Missoula City-County Health Department
Data source:
Office of Planning and Grants, County Surveyors' Office
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, development, environment, housing, land use, services, sprawl, transportation, zoning
 
 
8
Land area in parks and wildlife refuges
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
General Services Administration; MN Department of Natural Resources
 
City of Richmond
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, forest, habitat, land, land use, open space, parks, recreation, wilderness, wildlife
 
 
8
Percent of significant natural areas protected
 
Comment: This assumes that the stewardship agreement will be honored.
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Hamilton Harbour Watershed Stewardship Project, 95-95 Report
 
Keywords: biodiversity, conservation, ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, open space, protection, wetlands
 
 
8
Biodiversity - amphibian
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Puget Sound Wetlands and Stormwater Research Program
 
Keywords: biodiversity, diversity, environment, habitat, land use, species, surface water
 
 
8
Biodiversity - plant
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Puget Sound Wetlands and Stormwater Research Program
 
Keywords: biodiversity, diversity, environment, habitat, land use, plant, species, vegetation
 
 
8
Acres of park lands per person
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Pierce County
Pierce County Parks and Recreation
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
City of Toronto, Department of Parks and Recreation
 
Keywords: land use, open space, recreation
 
 
8
Forest land acres
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
Forest Inventory and Analysis Survey; MN Department of Natural Resources
 
Keywords: ecosystem, environment, forest, habitat, land use, natural resources, open space, resources, trees
 
 
8
Loss of primary forests / total primary forests remaining
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: environment, forest, habitat, land use, trees
 
 
8
Number of acres of public open space
 
Used by:
City of Santa Monica
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: community, environment, land use, open space, public, recreation
 
 
8
Area used for organic agriculture / area used for chemical intensive agriculture
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: agriculture, cropland, environment, farm, farm land, land use, organic, soil, toxics
 
 
8
Proportion of original agricultural land reserve (ALR) still designated ALR
 
Used by:
City of Richmond
Data source:
BC Agricultural Land Commission, 1998
 
Keywords: agriculture, conservation, environment, farm, farm land, farming, land use, preservation
 
 
8
Trees lost and gained through multi-family development
 
Used by:
City of Richmond
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: conservation, development, environment, habitat, housing, land use, multi-family, trees, zoning
 
 
7
Number of trees in urban 'forest'
 
Used by:
City of Pasadena
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, land use, trees
 
 
7
Open space in urban villages
 
Comment: No definition of sufficient,
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
City of Seattle Office of Management and Planning
 
Keywords: environment, land use, open space, recreation, urban
 
 
7
Parks and playgrounds as percent of urban area
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Municipal planning departments
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, environment, land use, open space, parks, recreation, urban
 
 
7
Land parcels greater than 80 acres, and greater than 160 acres
 
Used by:
Missoula City-County Health Department
Data source:
Missoula County Surveyors' Office
 
Keywords: biodiversity, development, ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, zoning
 
 
7
Privately owned acres placed under conservation easement
 
Used by:
Missoula City-County Health Department
Data source:
Office of Planning and Grants
 
Keywords: conservation, environment, habitat, land use, open space, protection
 
 
6
Recreational trail miles
 
Comment: Trails can contribute to degradation of natural areas, so this should not be thought of as an environmental indicator.
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Waterfront Regeneration Trust, Bruce Trail Association, City of Hamilton
 
Minnesota Planning
Department of Natural Resources, Office of Planning
 
Keywords: accessibility, conservation, land use, open space, parks, preservation, recreation, trails