Check out the map to see the fascinating natural areas of your own land!
This new map details the locations of all the remarkably diverse natural habitats of Ancram – from meadows to fens to talus slopes, from lakes to streams to hardwood swamps – and everything in between.
Habitats were identified and mapped by the Ancram Biodiversity Assessment Team by remote sensing and field observations. The habitat information was digitized and edited by Hudsonia, Ltd., using color infrared orthophoto images taken in spring 2014 and obtained from the New York State GIS Clearinghouse.
Numbered black and white triangles on the map indicate areas that require a site visit to verify the type of habitat. The map will be updated every 5 or 10 years and questions regarding remaining properties will be answered as the map evolves over time.
If you have a triangle on your land, members of the Ancram Biodiversity Assessment Team would be glad to visit your land with you and help you describe and understand what habitats you have at no charge and with no obligations. Please contact Kim Tripp, CAC member, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informational visit on your own land with a CAC member. We thank you!
PDF LINK: Significant Habitats in the Town of Ancram (6.14 MB)