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 and conservation. BioFinder highlights networks of forests, streams and other features that together create the heart and backbone of Vermont's landscape.
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Explore these pages for a better understanding of how BioFinder works:
- Click See the Map to launch BioFinder.
- Using BioFinder suggests a process for how to use this tool.
- Interpreting Results provides guidance for getting the most out of your BioFinder research.
- 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.
- Trainings introduce users to BioFinder and other topics in conservation science and land-use planning.
- Resources: Head over to this page to watch archived webinars.
The Community Wildlife Program of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department provides technical assistance and support for professional and lay planners in Vermont. Additionally, the Community Wildlife Program helps regional and municipal planning commissions and non-governmental organizations in their efforts to protect wildlife habitat and the most important lands and waters in Vermont.
For more information, visit the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. Community Wildlife Program.