Here's how the data in LANDSCAPE is organized
TRACTS - PHYSICAL PIECES OF LAND
Tracts represent a physical piece of land and its characteristics. Tracts can be described by various attributes related to where they are in space, such as a polygon on a map, a civil jurisdiction, or a congressional district.
Tracts may be associated with one or more persons or entities that hold some interest in that piece of land, but they don't represent your organization's interest in that land.
Tracts are the basic building blocks of your Projects.
PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS - YOUR PROPERTIES AND THE ACTIVITIES TO SECURE THEM
Property Acquisitions represent your organization's interest in one or more Tracts and the set of activities and information you do and collect to secure that interest. Property Acquisitions can represent any interest you wish to keep track of: conservation easements, 3rd-party enforcement, mineral rights, water rights, management rights, etc. Property Acquisitions are where you track your internal approval process, funding resources, and due diligence activities.
STEWARDSHIPS - ACTIVITIES TO MANAGE AND UPHOLD YOUR PROPERTY INTEREST
Stewardships represent the set of activities and information you do and collect to manage and uphold your Properties. All of your monitoring and enforcement activities, landowner reserved rights and approval request tracking, and land management activities are within Stewardship.
DISPOSITIONS - ACTIVITIES TO SELL OR TRANSFER ALL OR PART OF A PROPERTY INTEREST
Dispositions represent the set of activities and information you do and collect to sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of all or some Tracts associated with a Property that you hold.
PROJECTS - CONTAINERS TO MANAGE WORK AROUND A SET OF ACTIVITIES
Projects can help you manage the acquisition of one or more properties by defining tasks and workflow. Projects could be used for a single Property Acquisition or complex scenarios involving multiple acquisitions or Stewardship activities.
Multiple Tracts can be associated with the same Property Acquisition, Stewardship, or Disposition. Tracts can even be associated in a special way with other Tracts through divisions.