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:
- See the Map is the BioFinder Mapping Tool.
- Using BioFinder suggests a process for how to use this tool.
- Interpreting Results provides guidance for getting the most out of your research.
- Creating BioFinder and Vermont Conservation Design explains the science and methods behind what you see in BioFinder.
- Mapping Vermont’s Natural Heritage is an e-book guide that describes the datasets in BioFinder, interprets them, and lists different strategies for conserving important ecological features.
- Upcoming Trainings introduce users to the latest version of BioFinder and Vermont Conservation Design.
The Community Wildlife Program of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department provides technical assistance and support for professional and lay planners in Vermont. CWP helps regional and municipal planning commissions and non-governmental organizations in their efforts to protect wildlife habitat and significant natural communities.
For more information, visit the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. Community Wildlife Program.