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.