Forest Stewardship Maps

For a detailed description of the maps and what is displayed on them view the map memo here.

Map 1: Biophysical Region and Land Cover
Provides information on the geological and topographic characteristics that shape the forest landscape as well as a coarse depiction of existing land cover types. To view Map 1 click here.

Map 2: Forest Productivity and Timber Resources
Provides information on areas of potentially higher forest productivity rates and are generally characterized as having suitable access and located in the upland forest areas. Also shows geographic distribution of timber resources and forest producers in the region. To view Map 2 click here.

Map 3: Forest Recreational and Scenic Resources
Provides information on the forest values important to the region. To be updated as values are defined by the committee. To view Map 3 click here.

Map 4: Forest Habitat Blocks with Conserved Lands & TNC Matrix Blocks
To identify the blocks or clusters of forestland that is of high value for wildlife habitat. Blocks with high quality habitat are likely larger, less fragmented (more interior core habitat), and contain significant habitat communities. High quality blocks better support the needs of wide-ranging wildlife, and are most likely to include a diversity of physical and environmental conditions found in that biophysical region. To view Map 4 click here.

Map 5: Forest Ecological Resources
Displays the ecological resources of each region using the Habitat Blocks layer along with other data obtained from the VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife such as locations of deer wintering yards, bear feeding areas, and individual occurrences of bear and moose road crossings/mortalities. To view Map 5 click here.

Map 6: Water Resources
Displays the surface water (lakes/ponds and streams) with priority aquatic features highlighted, wetlands, grown and surface water source protection areas, flood and fluvial erosion hazard area, and conserved lands. Watershed boundaries are shown in the background. To view Map 6 click here.

Map 7: Landscape Classification
Displays the landscape. To view Map 7 click here.

Map 8: Forest Resource Contraints: Human and Environmental
Displays areas of forest decline, sensitivity to acid deposition and housing density. To view Map 8 click here.

Map 9: Use-Value Appraisal Parcels and Conserved Lands
Displays parcels that are enrolled in the VT Use Value Appraisal (UVA) program with conserved lands in the background. To view Map 9 click here.

Map 10: Forest Stewardship Potential
Identify lands with “high stewardship potential” for consideration as priority areas for the USDA Forest Stewardship Program as well as the suitability of the land for more concentrated conservation, management, and associated planning efforts. Map also displays land that is currently “conserved.” To view Map 10 click here.