About Rare Species Range Maps
Range Maps of Rare Natural Elements
These maps are generated using rare species occurrence and natural community data (aka element occurrences or EOs) exported from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Nongame Conservation Section's NatureServe Biotics 5 database. Each map displays the polygon features of a given range map unit that intersect rare element locations in our database. For example, the county range maps show counties that intersect rare element locations.
The range maps are currently available from the following Georgia special concern species lists.
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Range Map Units
Purpose of the Range Maps
These maps illustrate the distribution or range of Georgia’s rare species and natural communities. They also categorize range map units based upon the most recent observation of the element. Thus, the maps can help identify areas where the element has been recently observed. In addition, range map units with old or imprecise records can be targeted for additional survey work or data acquisition. For example, a county that is light blue shows that the county contains an old or unclear location. This may spur focused field surveys for this species within the county. A blue feature may also help point out that data already collected needs to be entered or updated in our database.
Map Classification System
Printing the Maps
For best results when printing these maps use the print screen or screen capture facilities of your software or computer. Here is a YouTube video demonstrating one way to do this: How To Screen Capture Using PowerPoint 2010.
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