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BioFinder is a database and mapping tool for identifying Vermont's lands and waters that support important ecosystems, natural communities, habitats, and species. It features Vermont Conservation Design and was developed by the Agency of Natural Resources and partners to support stewardship, conservation, and land-use planning. BioFinder highlights networks of forests, streams and other features that together create the heart and backbone of Vermont's landscape and biodiversity.

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The Community Wildlife Program of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department provides technical assistance to towns, Regional Planning Commissions, and conservation organizations. Program staff keep tabs on the latest in conservation science and help integrate that information into efforts to protect wildlife, habitat, and the most important lands and waters in Vermont. Whether you are drafting a new town plan, seeking a project partner, or looking to level up your conservation planning, the Community Wildlife Program is here to help. To schedule a consultation with the Program's Conservation Planners, email Consultations and follow-up services are free of charge and sponsored by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. 

Contact Jens Hilke, Conservation Planning Biologist, at 

For more information, visit the Community Wildlife Program at Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.