The Landscape Index tracks notices from the U.S. Forest Service. The content of The Index Database is the agency's proposed landscape scale forest restoration actions. The National Map tracks status of the NEPA process for notices published beginning in federal fiscal year 2010. The document database includes notices from fiscal year 2009 to the current volume of the Federal Register.
The audience for the Index includes all stakeholders that are engaged in a restoration segment of rural economies: county commissioners, stewardship contractors, recreation users, conservationists, mill managers, and agency staff.
Spatial Interest treats each notice as an initial Landscape Restoration Offering (LRO) which requires due diligence prior to a decision and subsequent contract award. In the Wall Street realm of Initial Public Offerings (IPO), the proposed action of companies must pass the scrutiny of the Securities and Exchange Commission. On Green Street, the public and agency staff perform the role of a different type of SEC - a sustainable ecosystem commission. The LRO must pass the due diligence scrutiny of regulatory agencies and the public.
Periodic updates to the Index report three economic metrics applied to project level offerings: appropriate scale, efficient allocation of investments, and sustainable income distribution.
The Video tutorial introduces the initial functions of the Landscape Index.