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This community provides articles and information on Physical Features and Science, Botany, and Geography. The collections within this community provide information on a regional scale, and specific to the Schoharie Watershed and New York City Water Supply. There are three collections within this community including: Land & Water Formations/Geology/Hydrology; Forest Structure and Plant Communities; Geography and Mapping of Land Cover and Habitat.


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  • ESRI (Esri Press, 2009)
    This brief article describes how a custom GIS application was designed to assist NYSDEC staff identify critical habitat of threatened species and assess impacts of proposed projects when conducting regulatory reviews.
  • Shirer, R.; Zimmerman, C. (The Nature Conservancy, Eastern New York Chapter, 2010)
    This report explains the methods used to classify and plot forest regeneration index categories, resulting in mapping and analysis of forest inventory locations with relation to forest cover and state ecoregions.
  • Smith, S.D.; Brown, W.A.; Smith, C.D.; Richmond, M.E. (Gap Analysis Bulletin No. 13, New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, 2005)
    The habitat vulnerability assessment in this analysis is based on residential expansion. The authors developed a census-based model to locate/predict where residential development was likely to affect vulnerable habitats. ...
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS Southern New England – New York Bight Coastal Ecosystem Program, 1997)
    The focus of this project was to identify and delineate significant populations and habitats of endangered /threatened species. In addition the report provides background on common fauna and a concise description of the ...
  • Driese, K.L.; Reiners, W.A.; Lovett, G.M.; Simkin, S.M. (Northeastern Naturalist, 2004)
    The authors created a detailed vegetation (land cover) map of the Catskill Park, depicting dominant tree species and 24 different classes, using a combination of methods needed to overcome common difficulties when relying ...