Data from Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP)

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Data from Potential Tidal Marsh Migration in Maine project, Don Cameron (ME Natural Areas Program) and Peter Slovinsky (Maine Geologic Survey), 2014. See "Marsh Migration_Final Report_MNAP_March 2014.pdf" for details. Analysis based on Highest Annual Tide vs PHIM analysis which is based on Mean High Water.
MaineSLR.gdb - feature classes:
date acq'd or
All SLR data moved to Oceans layer in ME_vector.gdb
All data in this geodatabase 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.
MNAPdata.gdb - feature classes:

date acq'd or


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 SURVEY_DAT 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_single file to make data more visible. Metadata available in ArcCatalog. 3/2016
mnap_eos_single mnap_eos feature class with multi-part polys exploded into single part (by GOMP). 3/2016
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: February 9, 2017