BioFinder is a map and database identifying Vermont's lands and waters supporting high priority ecosystems, natural communities, habitats, and species. The most comprehensive assessment of its kind in Vermont, BioFinder was developed by the Agency of Natural Resources and partners to further our collective stewardship and conservation efforts.
At its core, BioFinder is 21 overlapping data sets representing terrestrial and aquatic biological, ecological, and natural heritage data at various scales and aspects. A co-occurrence analysis then identified the locations of greatest overlap for priority ranking at the statewide scale.You can use the BioFinder Mapping Tool to explore the distribution and richness of Vermont's biodiversity and help secure Vermont's natural heritage for future generations.
The primary goal of the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) is to make solid waste services more convenient, cost-effective, and accessible across the State of Vermont. The law also identifies several common materials---like recyclables, clean wood, leaf & yard debris, and food scraps----that are no longer fit for the landfill. Landfill bans on these items phase-in gradually between 2014 and 2020. Find more details about the Universal Recycling timeline here.
In order to improve Vermont's resource management and decrease unecessary disposal, planners, waste industry employees, business owners, and residents alike need to know where to take materials for beneficial use and processing.
The Agency of Natural Resources has developed a mapping tool to connect various stakeholders across Vermont with solid waste services and resources. It can be used as a visual, interactive aid for general planning purposes and for Universal Recycling requirements.
The Vermont Flood Ready Atlas is an online-map tool that can help you identify critical facilities, transportation services and buildings in your community that are at risk of damage from flooding. The Atlas can also help you identify local watersheds and the extent of natural flood protection provided by forests, wetlands, floodplains and river corridors.
The Vermont Flood Ready Atlas allows you to easily find data about your community and watershed. Nonetheless, you may want to refer to theTips and Tricks section below to get your bearings. If you have any questions, ideas or problems – let us know! Thank you.
The purpose of the Forest Stewardship Atlas is to provide access to geographic data related to forests. Over 50 forestry-related datasets are organized into six different themes: Productivity, Ecological Resources, Water Resources, Scenic and Recreational Resources, Human and Environmental Constraints, and Stewardship.
This site allows you to view, identify and query the datasets; print and export maps; and output summary reports for selected geographic areas and layers. Web accessible forest stewardship data will help landowners, towns and forest managers to inventory and assess forest resources in order to more effectively manage these resources.
Having better access to and understanding of landscape scale data will assist in keeping forest land intact to maintain habitat connectivity, forest health and productivity, ecosystem quality and strong forest products based economic activities.