Vernal Pools (Level 2), 2016, Northeast

Jan 28, 2016 (Last modified Jul 27, 2016)
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These data consist of Level 2 field-verified, field-verified (F-V) with supplemental data, and remotely-sensed (potential) vernal pool locations submitted to the Vernal Pool Data Cooperative (VPDC) by cooperators from Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. 

Data submitted to the VPDC were subject to any of three data restriction categories established by the original data source. The data restriction categories are:

Level 1: Unrestricted– Available for visualization and download through the NALCC Conservation Planning Atlas (;

Level 2: Visualization only– Available for visualization in the Conservation Planning Atlas; download requires permission from data source; 

Level 3: Restricted– Not available for visualization or download; access requires permission from data source. 

Data submitted to the VPDC do not represent a comprehensive picture of all vernal pools on the landscape. Many data gaps exist, including in states that have conducted statewide mapping using remote-sensing methods (MA, NJ, and VT), in which errors of commission and errors of omission are inherent. In addition, other sources of vernal pool data exist that were not submitted to the VPDC.

Work on this project by the VPDC was led by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies under sponsorship of the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC).
Data Provided By:
Steve Faccio, Vermont Center for Ecostudies; David Boyd, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program, 600 E. Main St., 24th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219; 
Michael Hayslett, Virginia Vernal Pools, LLC, P.O. Box 410, Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422; 
Brett Amy Thelon, Harris Center for Conservation Education, 83 King's Highway, Hancock, NH 03449; 
David Patrick, 603-224-5853,; 
John Brazner, Nova Scotia Dept. of Natural Resources, Provincial Bldg. 3rd Floor, 136 Exhibition St., Kentville, Nova Scotia B0P 1V0 
Phillip deMaynadier, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 650 State Street, MDIFW Building, Bangor, ME 04401; 
Scott Stranko, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Resource Assessment Service, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-2, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Content date:
2015-01-03 - 2016-01-06
Faccio, S.D., S.W. MacFaden, J.D. Lambert, J. O’Neil-Dunne, and K.P. McFarland. 2015. The North Atlantic Vernal Pool Data Cooperative: Final report submitted to the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
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Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program
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