Natural Resources Inventory (NRI)
MARC has developed an inventory of digital map data showing valuable natural resource assets and ecological features in the Kansas City region. This data is intended to provide a framework for environmental planning at local and regional levels.
This initiative, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, provides the opportunity for Kansas City to join other national leaders such as Chicago and Milwaukee in using conservation planning tools to sustain future environmental quality. Further, this effort is expected to help create high quality livable environments through coordinated conservation and economic development.
The newly consolidated environmental data will help local communities proactively conserve or restore natural resources during the development process.
NRI Project Resources
- On the Map: NRI Booklet (1.8MB)
- NRI Map of KC Region (612kb)
- County Maps:
- NRI Technical Report
- NRI PowerPoint (2.4MB)
- Green Infrastructure: Designing with Nature (318kb)
- MARC GIS Data
For more information, or to obtain technical resources, please contact Andrea Repinsky.