Data from the Beginning with Habitat program.

Biology feature dataset for Organized Towns of Maine
Folder Description Publication Date
Connectivity Directory of habitat connectivity data developed including habitat models for ten species (blanding's turtle, bobocat, fisher, northern leopard frog, mink, New England cottontail, northern black racer, spotted salamander, wood frog, wood turtle).


See 4 Data Summary.doc for summary listing of data (shapefiles) in this directory. See ArcCatalog for most recent metadata. 3/2014


  FocusAreas Focus areas of statewide ecological significance.  
  BlockConnectors_Highways Road crossing areas connecting large undeveloped blocks.  
  BlockConnectors_Riparian Road crossing areas connecting large undeveloped blocks.  
  BlockConnectors_Roads Road crossing areas connecting large undeveloped blocks.  
  DevelopedArea Inverse of undeveloped blocks layer.  
  ForestBlocks Large contiguous forest blocks.  
  UndevelopedBlocks Large undeveloped land areas.  


  aquifers Mapped significant aquifers  
  PublicWells Public water supplies  
  RiparianBuffers_CoastRivers250 Coast and large river 250’ buffer areas  
  RiparianBuffers_GreatPonds250 Great pond 250’ buffer areas  
  RiparianBuffers_StreamPonds75 Stream-pond 75’ buffer areas  
  RiparianBuffers_Streams75 Stream 75’ buffer areas  
  SigVernalPools Mapped Significant Vernal Pools  
  WetChar Wetlands of 10+ acres.  
  Wetland10ac_Buffers 10+acre wetland 250’ buffer areas  
MDIFW_Data Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife  

Streams & ponds with known brook trout

  DWA (LURC) Deer wintering areas. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  EssenHabPlvTrn Essential habitat for least tern and piping plover. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  EssenHabRTern Essential habitat for roseate tern. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  ET_Fish Redfin pickerel (endangered) and swamp darter (threatened) waters, buffered by 100'. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  ETSC Endangered, threatened and species of concern. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  IWWH Inland wading bird and waterfowl habitat. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  salmon Atlantic Salmon habitat . See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  SeabirdNestingIslands Seabird nesting islands. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  ShorebirdAreas Shorebird feeding and  roosting habitats. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  TWWH Tidal wading bird and waterfowl habitat. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
  USFWS_HighValHab Subset of Gulf of Maine habitat data  
MNAP Maine Natural Areas Program  
  mnap_eos Locations of rare plant and exemplary natural communities. See metadata in ArcCatalog.  
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  USFWS_HighValHab Important habitat for 91 priority fish, wildlife and plant species.  


Last updated: April 4, 2014