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Communities need to understand how land cover affects water quality. This webinar provides information about NOAA’s coastal land cover data (also known as “C-CAP data”). Several tools make these data easier to use, including the Land Cover Atlas, an online viewer used to analyze land cover changes by county or watershed. Also covered: a step-by-step guidance document that helps users understand key water quality indicators.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review maps of land cover and change in the coastal U.S.
  • Analyze change statistics and maps for a county or watershed of interest
  • Identify sensitive watersheds that may be impacted by runoff
  • Discover additional resources that can help users assess water quality


Nate Herold, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Rebecca Love, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Recorded October 27, 2015