Northern CaliforniaRegional Resource Kit

The resource kit contains a core set of data layers that reflect management-relevant metrics for the Northern California region. These data and metrics have been vetted by federal, state, and academic scientists. In total, the Northern California Regional Resource Kit contains 99 metrics selected to be informative, meaningful, and actionable for management.

Additional Details
Most data layers are available at 30 m resolution (i.e. pixels are 30 meters on a side), and some are available at the resolution of the original data set (e.g. the climate refugia data are 270 meter pixel resolution).

Each data layer is available for viewing as an image and the full data can also be downloaded as a zip file. Metadata are also attached to each data layer.

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Framework For Resilience

The metrics are organized by ten desired outcomes, termed “Pillars of Resilience” from the Framework for Resilience. The metrics describe the characteristics of one of the pillars in quantitative or, in a few cases, qualitative terms.


Metric Dictionary

A metric dictionary for the Northern California Regional Resource Kit provides details on the nature of each metric. Each metric has been defined to help end-users of the data (and for use with any decision support tools) to understand:

  • What tier the metric is in (1, 2 or 3)
  • Data vintage
  • The definition of a given metric
  • The expected use(s) of the metric
  • The resolution of the developed data
  • The data sources used to derive the metric
  • The method of metric derivation
  • The root file names

References have been included to help the reader understand potential methods for deriving metrics.



A decision support tool designed for the needs of the regional planners and collaboratives
(available Q4 2023).