On top of the database work of the FEMC, our collaborations and partnerships have lead to the development of environmental monitoring and data access tools that allow the everyday user to interact with and acqurie data in new and customized ways.
The Northeast Fragmentation Information Network (FragNet) is a clearinghouse containing a wealth of various resources about forest fragmentation - the breaking up of continuous forest cover. These resources have been collected from throughout the northeastern US to make it easier for policy makers, planners, advocates and researchers to access information on forest fragmentation. Using FragNet, you can explore resources such as journal articles, technical reports, brochures and legislation.
This tool was first released in October, 2018.
The Northeastern Forest Health Atlas brings together research and monitoring data on disturbance in northeastern forests in a simple, searchable map interface. By allowing the side-by-side exploration of these two data streams, managers, decision makers and researchers will be better able to build off the collective work done to assess and understand the role of disturbance in our region.
This tool was first released in September, 2018.
Want to learn more about the Atlas? Click here to view a webinar from September 2018 on how the Atlas works.
FEMC has developed a dashboard summarizing long-term trends and current-year scores in dozens of key long-term datasets to track the condition of forest ecosystems and services in our region. By compiling the needed data and working with partners to turn those data into meaningful and easy to understand indicators of change over time, the FEMC is providing a platform for delivering timely and updated information as it becomes available.
This tool was first released in August, 2018.
Want to learn more about the Vermont Indicators Dashboard? Click here to view a webinar from August 2018 on how the Dashboard works.