The Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program began as a significant effort to compile and integrate a very large body of spatial and temporal information covering approximately 80,000 square miles. It was the first of its kind to organize a detailed, environmentally oriented, digital geographic database set over an entire ecoregion. MDEP emerged as a multi-agency cooperative effort that transcended both administrative and geopolitical boundaries. MDEP was instrumental in providing dynamic, sustainable, land management decision-making at the ecosystem level. Its numerous geospatial databases and partnerships, developed throughout the implementation of the program, provided land managers in the region a platform from which to successfully sustain long-term mission accomplishment in the face of encroachment, funding uncertainties, and deteriorating natural resources.
The mission of the Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program is to provide government agencies throughout the Mojave Desert with solutions and services to better accomplish their assigned tasks.
Browse our available datasets
MDEP repositories support on site hosted data and data services from around the country. The volume of data is significant and changes constantly. With the help of the Voyager Search software deployed at MDEP, users can now find and work with many data sources easily and quickly.
Topics Focused On Helping To Manage Our Shared Landscapes
Working with agencies and their partners to solve key issues is where technology that MDEP promotes not only helps to make accurate data it also can be cost effective as well. Websites, cloud computing, mobile data management and GIS are all tools we use to find the best answer so in the end we all get the data we need. Below are some examples of our projects but to see a full list with greater details we invite you to explore our projects page for more details.
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