Tracking Biodiversity in Vermont's Biophysical Regions

We have a tool that allows users to quickly and easily track biodiversity in each of the 251 Vermont towns. Political boundaries are important to us, but what about ecological boundaries? Today, we are introducing the ability to track biodiversity findings in each of the 8 Vermont biophysical regions. You can access each region under Places or with the links listed here: http://www.inaturalist.org/places/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Biophysical&commit=Search

The biophysical regions of Vermont help organize the landscape into smaller units that share features of climate, geology, topography, soils, natural communities, and human history. Although each region has variation within it, all are widely recognized as units that are more similar than they are different.

Publicado por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland, 12 de junio de 2015

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Love this. Is there a tag or field or project or something to add to each of our sightings?

Publicado por andreerenosanborn hace alrededor de 8 años (Marca)
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Nope. Just put them into the Vermont Atlas of Life and it will put them in the correct place automatically by the location on the map.

Publicado por kpmcfarland hace alrededor de 8 años (Marca)
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Could an Appy Trail / Long Trail place be created with a buffer to the sides of the trails to give them 2 dimensions? It would need to be more up to date than the google version of the trails.

Publicado por kylejones hace alrededor de 8 años (Marca)
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It is added. Sort of...
I added the boundaries of GMNF, which included it for some reason. Maybe they are trying to steal it from the Dept of Interior. See http://www.inaturalist.org/places/green-mountain-national-forest-vt-us. This is the latest I could find for GIS coverage (2006) that I then converted to kml. If you give me a coverage or kml of AT in Vermont, I'd be happy to make it a place all it's own. Cool idea for our national scenic trail...or whatever it is designated....

Publicado por kpmcfarland hace alrededor de 8 años (Marca)
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I'll see what I can stir up.

Publicado por kylejones hace alrededor de 8 años (Marca)
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Another neat thing about this is it works great with the 'identotron' since it will draw from other places with similar ecological characteristics

Publicado por charlie hace casi 6 años (Marca)

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