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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Explore these pages to get the most out of BioFinder:
- Launch BioFinder 40. Updated in 2024 with the newest Vermont Conservation Design
- What is Vermont Conservation Design? provides more on the underlying data.
- Interpreting Results helps explain what BioFinder shows.
- Creating BioFinder and Vermont Conservation Design explains the science and methods behind what you see in BioFinder.
- Mapping Vermont’s Natural Heritage is a guidebook that describes the datasets in BioFinder, interprets them, and reviews different strategies for conserving important ecological features.
- Resources: Watch archived webinars, download handouts, and access other BioFinder materials.