Tracking Biodiversity in Vermont's Biophysical Regions

We have a tool that allows users to quickly and easily track biodiversity in each of the 251 Vermont towns. Political boundaries are important to us, but what about ecological boundaries? Today, we are introducing the ability to track biodiversity findings in each of the 8 Vermont biophysical regions. You can access each region under Places or with the links listed here:

The biophysical regions of Vermont help organize the landscape into smaller units that share features of climate, geology, topography, soils, natural communities, and human history. Although each region has variation within it, all are widely recognized as units that are more similar than they are different.

Posted on 12 June, 2015 12:17 by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland


Love this. Is there a tag or field or project or something to add to each of our sightings?

Posted by andreerenosanborn almost 11 years ago

Nope. Just put them into the Vermont Atlas of Life and it will put them in the correct place automatically by the location on the map.

Posted by kpmcfarland almost 11 years ago

Could an Appy Trail / Long Trail place be created with a buffer to the sides of the trails to give them 2 dimensions? It would need to be more up to date than the google version of the trails.

Posted by kylejones almost 11 years ago

It is added. Sort of...
I added the boundaries of GMNF, which included it for some reason. Maybe they are trying to steal it from the Dept of Interior. See This is the latest I could find for GIS coverage (2006) that I then converted to kml. If you give me a coverage or kml of AT in Vermont, I'd be happy to make it a place all it's own. Cool idea for our national scenic trail...or whatever it is designated....

Posted by kpmcfarland almost 11 years ago

I'll see what I can stir up.

Posted by kylejones almost 11 years ago

Another neat thing about this is it works great with the 'identotron' since it will draw from other places with similar ecological characteristics

Posted by charlie over 8 years ago

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