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Colchester Bog Natural Area

Maps, Aerial Views, GIS

MAPS
Beers, F. W. Atlas of Chittenden Co., Vermont. Rutland, Vt.: C. E. Tuttle Co., 1869 (reprinted 1971).
Call number: Bailey/Howe Reference FOLIO G1228.C5 B4 1971, Special Collections QUARTO G1228.C5 B4 1971
 
Chittenden County, Vermont, Land Capability Plan, 1971.
Call number: Special Collections Map Cases G3753.C56.G4 1971 V47
Four sheets show generalized land use, limitations for development, capability for agriculture, forestry and mineral extraction, unique or fragile areas.
 
Colchester Bog Natural Area Map
Available digitally from the Natural Areas Center, Bittersweet House
 
 
Ratcliffe, N.M., Stanley, R.S., Gale., M.H., Thompson, P.J., and Walsh, G.J., 2011, Bedrock geologic map of Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3184, 3 sheets, scale 1:100,000.
Available digitally and for download from USGS: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3184/
 
Town of Colchester Rural Electric Lines 1944.
Special Collections Map Cases
In addition to electric lines, shows roads, buildings, and other features.
 
United States Geological Survey. Colchester Point, VT-NY Quadrangle, 7.5-Minute Series Topographic Map. 2012.
Available digitally and for download as a Layered GeoPDF from USGS: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/521bd702e4b06b5cd443c72a
 
United States Geological Survey.  Plattsburgh, NY-VT Quadrangle 15-Minute Series Topographic Map. 1906.
Available digitally from UNH Diamond Library, Documents Department and Data Center: http://docs.unh.edu/NY/plat06se.jpg
 
United States Geological Survey.  Plattsburgh, NY-VT Quadrangle 15-Minute Series Topographic Map. 1943.
Available digitally from UNH Diamond Library, Documents Department and Data Center:
 
United States Geological Survey.  Plattsburgh, NY-VT Quadrangle 15-Minute Series Topographic Map. 1956.
Available digitally from UNH Diamond Library, Documents Department and Data Center:
 
Vermont Natural Resources Atlas
Interactive GIS mapping from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources provides geographic information about environmental features and sites.
 
Walling, H.F. Map of Chittenden County, Vermont. Boston: Baker and Tilden, 1857. 
Call number:  G3753.O7 1857 .M37 Special Collections Map Cases
 
AERIAL VIEWS
Aerial Photographs (Hardcopy): 1962, 1974, 1980, 1980
Available at Bailey/Howe Library Map Room
Aerial Photographs (Digital): 1937, 1962, 1974, 1980, 1980
Available at Bailey/Howe Library Map Room
Aerial Photographs (Digital): April 1999, September 2003, May 2004, May 2008, July 2008, July 2009, December 2010, May 2011, May 2012
Available at Natural Areas Center, Bittersweet House
 
GIS INFORMATION
*Note: Data is organized by theme (underlined), subfolder (bolded), data layer (closed bullet), specific file of larger data set where applicable (open bullet). Immediately following file is the description provided by VCGI, below that where applicable is my description/ useful accompanying information (in italics).
 
All data layers listed below are available for download at Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI).
 
Agriculture and Farming
Land
  • GeologicSoils_SO: soils- Natural Resource Conservation Service soil survey.   
    • GeologicSoils_SO07.zip: Soils of Chittenden County, Vermont.
Basemaps (Scanned Maps and Charts)
Scanned Maps
  • BasemapScanmaps_Topo24K: USGS Topographic Maps (1:24,000- New US Topo Maps)
    • US_Topo_Colchester_Point.zip: USGS Topographic Map of Colchester Point 
Biological and Ecological Information
Habitat
  • EcologicHabitat_HABITATBLKS: Vermont habitat blocks and wildlife corridors.
         Areas of natural habitat that are unfragmented by roads, development, or agriculture.
  • EcologicHabitat_HOTSPOTS: Biological hotspots in Vermont.
         Areas of high biological significance or diversity.
 
Other
  • EcologicOther_RTENATCOM: Rare, threatened and endangered species and significant communities in Vermont.
  • EcologicOther_UNCOMSPOF: Uncommon species and other features in Vermont.
 
Fresh Water Resources
Wetlands
  • WaterWetlands_VSWI: Vermont Significant Wetlands Inventory (VSWI).
 
Geologic and Geophysical Information
Bedrock
  • GeologicBedrock_BEDROCK9: Bedrock classification in Vermont.
There are three classes (I= Carbonate Rich bedrock, II= Metamorphic Bedrock, III= Other) and 9 subclasses. Colchester Bog is Class I, Subclass 2: calcerous clastic and metamorphic clastic rocks containing approximately 15-45% carbonate material, including calcerous slates.
 
Landforms
  • GeologicSurficial_LANDFORMS: Landforms in Vermont.
Colchester Bog is classified as a wetland, and can be found as FID 55
  • GeologicSurficial_SURFICIAL62K: Surficial geology data- 1:62,500.
Colchester Bog can be found as FID 3522. Feature type= pluvial deposit, name/description= swamp, peat and/or muck.