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, photographic 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. Folding Charts of woody plant leaves and buds, Folding Charts of sedges and Folding Charts of mosses are all available now.

Photographic guides are large easy-to-use books using high resolution studio images. They are essentially a convenient form of the folding charts. Photographic Guide to woody plants and common trees is available now, Photographic Guide to sedges is available now and the moss Photographic Guide is now in stock. All Photographic Guides are available from Cornell University Press. (See link at each Product).

Our Digital Atlases are unique products developed to showcase our high-resolution photography. Each contains 1,400 or more pictures, with notes on identification and ecology. The majority of the pictures can be zoomed to full screen or beyond; on a full-size monitor this gives magnifications from 3x to over 50x, and allows the atlases to function as digital microscopes, preloaded with 200 to 300 species each.
The Digital Atlases are both useful and beautiful. Students and naturalists can use them for identification, review, and to meet plants they haven’t seen. Anyone who loves plants will enjoy the imagery, and to see thousands of details that have never been photographed clearly before.
The Digital Atlases are supplied as pdfs for free download. They may be used for any personal, educational, or nonprofit purpose. Sedges (357 pages, 223 species) is currently available. Mosses (1,156 pages, about 330 species) and Woody Plants (724 pages, about 270 species) will be available by May 2020. A digital atlas of grasses is currently under preparation and will be available in spring 2022.

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 2022, by Cornell University Press.

We also have a a collection of miscellaneous graphics that don’t fit into 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. You may also use the provided link to order a high quality print. The downloads are free for personal, nonprofit, and educational use; please credit us if you use them in lectures or publications.

We plan to make a few decorative products, including placemats for educational dining, available sometime in future.

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.

Ecological diagrams of five common lowland boreal landscapes. Jerry Jenkins, 2014, adapted from earlier work.…
A large ecological map, showing the overall physiography of the lowland boreal and vegetation profiles…
Four annotated photomontages showing about 50 woody plants and 13 forest herbs from the lowland boreal.…
Two annotated photomosaics and two ecological diagrams showing about 45 species of common mosses, lichens,…
A sampler of woody plant images, printed on waterproof plastic for use as place mats…

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