The towns of Gardiner and Shawangunk are located in southern Ulster County, New York in the mid-Hudson Valley region.
The habitat map covers an area of about 63,000 acres or 98 square miles and is depicted on a pdf file. The full map is a large file (110 MB).
Smaller files (less than 5MB) are available as sections of the full map. The map sections are high resolution and show good detail. To access the sections of the habitat map, find the (red) section number on the Locator Map and click on the section link from the list at left. A separate Legend sheet for use with the sections is provided.
Clicking on the links will open the pdf documents in a web page. Files may be downloaded: right click on the image and select “Save As” to store the file on your computer and view in Adobe Reader.
A report prepared in conjunction with the map explains the habitat identification and mapping methods and offers conservation recommendations. Click to download Habitat Map Report for Gardiner and Shawangunk, New York.
Habitats were identified through map analysis and aerial photograph interpretation. Habitats were digitized onscreen, using ArcGIS 10.0 software, over orthophoto images taken in spring 2009 obtained from the New York State GIS Clearinghouse. A GIS source file is available upon request.
This project has been funded by a grant from New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.