The goal of the Atlas Project is to produce graphic tools for naturalists and ecologists. The image libraries on this site are one such tool. Others are shown here.

Our products fall into four main categories: charts, photo guides, digital atlases, and field guides.

Charts are big complex graphics, often with many species on one page. We make one-sided to hang on the wall, and two-sided and foldable for field use. Charts of woody plant leaves and buds are available now; charts of sedges will be available in spring of 2019 and mosses will be available in spring or fall, 2019.

Photo-guides are large easy-to-use books using high resolution studio images. They are essentially a convenient form of the folding charts. Photo-guides to woody plants and common trees will be available in spring of 2018 along with folding charts as a Comstock imprint from Cornell University Press; photo-guides to sedges and mosses will be available from Cornell University Press in spring or fall of 2019.

The digital atlases, an Atlas Foundation specialty, are collections of images, diagrams, and text, that can be zoomed to show structural details at up to 30x magnification. They also use icons and identification diagrams, two more Atlas specialties, to show ecology and critical characteristics. The digital atlas of bryophytes will be available fall of 2019. The digital atlas of woody plants is scheduled for spring of 2019, and the digital atlases for sedges will follow in winter 2019-2020.

Field guides are full-length books, with drawings, text, maps, and diagrams, intended for field identification. The first field guide, to woody plants, is in preparation now, and should be published in 2019-2020, by a University Press.

We also have a a collection of miscellaneous graphics that don’t fit into any of the above categories. You may view them as high-resolution svg graphics on the Graphics for Download page, or download and print them as pdfs. They are free for personal, nonprofit, and educational use; please credit us if you use them in lectures or publications.

We are making a few decorative products, including placemats for educational dining, available beginning in fall/winter 2017.

A lot of work has gone into these products, and we are proud of the results. If you like them, or find them useful, or know how they can be improved, please let us know.

The Atlas Project should be acknowledged for all uses ((©Northern Forest Atlas Foundation). Graphics may not be published or posted to other websites without permission. For permission or for commercial use of graphics, please contact us below.