Status 1: Areas actively managed to protect natural values, with very few activities that degrade these values.
ex: TNC preserves, most national parks, some wilderness areas, some national wildlife refuges
Status 2: Areas generally managed for natural values, but have a few activities that degrade natural qualities.
ex: most wilderness areas, most wildlife refuges, some other public lands with conservation protection.
Status 3: Most undesignated public lands. May have a legal mandate for conservation, but juggle many other public uses that may damage natural values.
ex: National Forests, BLM lands, DoD bases, state parks
Status 4: Private or public lands that have no legal mandate to protect natural qualities, and are generally managed for intensive human use.
ex: private agricultural lands