The animal species range data came from the USGS Gap Analysis Project that ran from 2008 to 2016. You can read more about the Gap Analysis project here.
Tree species range data came the "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr which was completed in 1977. You can read more about this work here.
Every species shown by this application occurs within the greater Huntsville area at least part of the year. Some species may only pass through Huntsville when migrating to other parts of the country. For birds, the season in which they inhabit the Huntsville area is noted in the attribute information.
Wikipedia, Outdoor Alabama, Cornell University, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, FishBase and The Missouri Botanical Garden.
The goal of this application is to provide users with enough information about species to understand where they occur within in their native range. To keep the information at a managable length data from multiple sources was combined into succinct descriptions. Some information users might be interested in have been purposefully ommited. To find additional information about a species use the Wikipedia link provided. For ease of understanding colloquial names for plant and animal families when possible.
None of this data was collected or produced in any way by the City of Huntsville or it's staff.
If you have suggestions for improving this webpage or know of species range information we are missing please let us know!
Just send an email to Nick Haney, he loves to talk about native species.