Terrestrial Habitat Map for the Northeast U.S. and Atlantic Canada
Ecological processes don't stop at international borders, and neither will climate change. In order to understand how climate change will impact forested, agricultural, and wetland systems, resource managers on both sides of the border need to be able to see a continuous landscape. This web mapping tool lets users look at the full habitat picture from the North Atlantic United States to Atlantic Canada and southern Quebec, based on field-collected data and national and provincial datasets.
Go to the Product(s)
Complementary North Atlantic LCC project on Extending the Northeast Aquatic Habitat Map to Canada (in progress).
The map is based on over 4,000,000 data points and polygons, contributed by:
A steering committee of over 40 US and Canadian guided the project. The dataset maps the type and distribution of 140 types of forests, wetlands, unique communities and tidal systems, based on NatureServe’s “ecological system” concept. This project was also funded by the Northeast Climate Science Center.
Case Studies and News Stories
Northeast terrestrial habitat map crosses Canadian border - North Atlantic LCC news
Mark Anderson, Director of Conservation Science at The Nature Conservancy
LCC Staff Contact(s):
Scott Schwenk, Science Coordinator