Learn about Midcoast Conservancy's 30x30 Geospatial Analysis to identify the lands within our service area that are of high priority for protection based on habitat value, connectivity potential and parcel size. Based on the tenets of conservation biology, this analysis, that uses geospatial analysis and least cost path analysis, enables Midcoast Conservancy staff to take a "proactive" approach to land protection as opposed to the traditional "reactive" approach of waiting for opportunities to present themselves. Based on our results for the parameters outlined above, we can identify and score parcels for a variety of attributes: size, quality and connectivity. With this data, we can now overlay parcel maps and actively approach landowners in these areas to develop to educate them and offer conservation options to them that suit their situation. We will also be using this to educate the municipalities in our service areas to inform their conservation strategies as they develop and update their comprehensive plans for the communities. Lastly, most funders that are looking to support land conservation want to see well thought out strategies before providing funds to support acquisition. Our 30x30 Geospatial Analysis is the science-based tool that will provide that information. We also designed our methodology so that it is easily replicable and can be shared with land trusts around Maine and across the USWe hope that others will adopt this method to increase the effectiveness of their land protection and 30x30 efforts.