The Vermont Atlas of Life

Discovering and Sharing Biodiversity Knowledge

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What lives here?

Where is it? What’s common?
What’s at risk?

As human activity profoundly alters the map of life on local and global scales, our response requires knowledge of plant and animal distributions across vast landscapes and over long periods of time.

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The Vermont Life List

How many species occur in Vermont? What are their common and scientific names? What is their conservation status?

The aim of the Vermont Life List is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive database of the names of all multicellular life found in Vermont.

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From birds to butterflies, and everything in between, we provide a variety of tools for you to learn about Vermont's biodiversity.

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VAL provides opportunities for people to contribute to real discoveries in nature and learn about the life around us.

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