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created Jul 14, 2014

updated Nov 12, 2015

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Description

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) collects and maintains several datasets on the locations, distribution and status of species of plants and animals. Information on distribution by county from the following three databases was extracted and compiled into this dataset. First, the New York Natural Heritage Program biodiversity database: Rare animals, rare plants, and significant natural communities. Significant natural communities are rare or high-quality wetlands, forests, grasslands, ponds, streams, and other types of habitats. Next, the 2nd NYS Breeding Bird Atlas Project database: Birds documented as breeding during the atlas project from 2000-2005. And last, DEC’s NYS Reptile and Amphibian Database: Reptiles and amphibians; most records are from the NYS Amphibian & Reptile Atlas Project (Herp Atlas) from 1990-1999.

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biodiversity, endangered species, plants, animals, natural communities
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Data Provided By
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Source Link
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/29338.html
Dataset Summary
Organization
New York Natural Heritage Program and Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources
Time Period
Current
Posting Frequency
Annually
Contact Information
NaturalHeritage@dec.ny.gov
Coverage
Statewide
Granularity
County
Notes
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Information in this dataset has been collected from the 1800’s to present
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Limitations
For a given species or community type, the dataset includes only counties where the species has been observed, reported, and entered into one of the source databases. However, that species or community type may also be found in other counties in New York. Survey effort and observer ability vary, and many sites in New York State have not been surveyed at all, so even if a species or community type is not listed for a particular county, it cannot be definitively concluded that it does not occur in that county; it can only be said that none of the source databases has that species documented from that county.
Dataset Information
Agency
Environmental Conservation, Department of
Common Core
Publisher
State of New York
Contact Name
Open Data NY
Contact Email
opendata@its.ny.gov
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