Data from Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP)

All data in this directory is from MNAP and should not be redistributed or portrayed on maps outside of the USFWS without permission of MNAP. EOS data is usually updated biannually.

Directory of \gis\me\mnap

Data was put into the File Geodatabase "MNAPdata.gdb" October, 2009

name -feature class

date acq'd or

Focus_areas See Focus Areas in BwH section. 2012

Locations of rare plants and rare and exemplary natural communites and ecosystems. Replaces former "Extant_EOs" shapefile. This feature class includes records that ar tracked, for which there is good locational information (including records older than 20 years). Look at the LAST_OBS_D field to see the date of the last observation, as well as the EO_RANK field to see what the quality ranking is of a particular occurrence. Many of the records that were previously excluded are in fact still good (e.g., some of the large peatlands that nobody has visited in the past 20 years). Metadata available in ArcCatalog.

mnap_eos_centroids Locations of rare plant CENTROIDS. Created from mnap_eos file to make data more visible. Metadata available in ArcCatalog. 1/2013
mnap_eos_single mnap_eos feature class with multi-part polys exploded into single part (by GOMP). 1/2013
MNAP_historic_Extant_EOs All tracked rare plants and rare or exemplary natural communities and ecosystems that have been documented within the state, and includes historical occurrences and records for all S4 and S5 natural communities and ecosystems, not just exemplary ones. Includes a G (general) and M (minutes) precision records. G precision records are those mapped to an entire township, and generally represent things like old herbarium specimens where the collection info only indicates the town in which the specimen was collected. M precision records have better locational info, but not good enough to say exactly where something was found.
MNAP_mega_ecosystems Contains 2 very large ecosystems, a Central Hardwoods Oak Forest at Mt. A and a Spruce-Fir-Northern Hardwood Forest on MDI. Metadata available in ArcCatalog. 10/2009

Last updated: October 9, 2014