View and download the primary data that has been developed by the USGS team in a variety of formats. Visualize data products, view and interact with maps, charts, and statistics that summarize the results of the USGS assessment.
The suite of data products and visualization tools presented here were developed as part of a national ecosystem assessment conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas (GHG) flux assessment was mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which directed the U.S. Department of the Interior to conduct a national assessment to quantify:
The amount of carbon stored in ecosystems
The capacity of ecosystems to sequester carbon
The rate of GHG fluxes in and out of the ecosystems