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Open Space Committee

The mission of the City of Biddeford Open Space Committee is to seek ways to protect prime open space for the benefit of all current and future Biddeford citizens.

The City of Biddeford contains nearly 30 square miles (over 19,000 acres) of land, much of which remains privately owned open space. This land often contains important wildlife habitat, is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and the Saco River, or is inland; maturing-growth forest or grasslands. As these lands become available for purchase or donation, it is in the interest of Biddeford citizens to consider whether these parcels should become protected open space for the long-term benefit of the community.

Biddeford Open Space Plan Report

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan

Author:   Biddeford Open Space Committee

Date:   November 2012

Scale:  N/A


Size:  99 Pages - 8 1/2" x 11"

Description:  2012 Open Space Plan. Click on the image to the left to download the PDF version of the report.

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Biddeford Open Space Plan: Maps

Click on the map image to view or download a PDF Copy of that map.  All of the maps below are high quality, copies of the maps prepared for the Open Space Plan.  Each of the maps can be printed at their full-size of 36" x 66" with no loss of detail. The files range in size from 2.7 MB to over 14 MB and may take some time to download. 
 

Map 1. Aerial Photography

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Aerial Photography
 
Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS
 
Date:   February 23, 2012
 
Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000
 
Size:  36" x 66" Landscape
 
File Size:   14 MB  Warning! Very Large File
 
Description:  Citywide Aerial photography of the City of Biddeford with parcel lines shown. Date of aerial photography: April 2007.  Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 2. Current Use, Conservation and Recreation Lands

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Current Use, Conservation and Recreation Lands

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 12, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   4.6 MB 
 
Description:  City of Biddeford parcel map with Partner properties shown.  Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 3. Land Use

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Land Use

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   February 24, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   4.7 MB

Description:  City of Biddeford land use as provided by United States NOAA Coastal Services Center.  2006 Data. Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 4. Beginning With Habitat Focus Area

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Beginning With Habitat Focus Area

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 13, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   2.9 MB

Description:  City of Biddeford with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife "Begining With Habitat's" Biddeford-Kennebunkport Vernal Pool Focus Area shown. Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 5. Rare Plants and Animals

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Rare Plants and Animals

Author:   K. St. Peter, Intern, Biddeford GIS

Date:   February 24, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   5.5 MB

Description:  City of Biddeford with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife "Begining With Habitat's" Biddeford-Kennebunkport Vernal Pool Focus Area shown. Also shown are nesting area's for coastal wading birds, plover and terns, shorebirds, inland wading birds as well as deer wintering areas. Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 6. Large Undeveloped (Unfragmented) Blocks

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Large Undeveloped (Unfragmented) Blocks

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 12, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   4.1 MB

Description:  City of Biddeford showing the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's "Begining With Habitat" Undeveloped Blocks in Biddeford and surrounding areas.. Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 7. Riparian Buffer

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Riparian Buffer

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 13, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   6.6 MB   Warning!  Large File.

Description:  City of Biddeford showing the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's "Begining With Habitat" coastal, river, pond, and stream buffers. Also shown are buffers of wetlands greater than 10 acres in size.  Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 8. Riparian Buffer - Land Use

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Riparian Buffer - Land Use

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 14, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   5.9 MB   Warning!  Large File.

Description:  City of Biddeford showing composite image showing the United States NOAA Coastal Service Center land use data (2006) within the Maine IF&W's "Begining with Habitat" riparian buffers.   Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 9. Conserved Riparian Buffer

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Conserved Riparian Buffer

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 13, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   6.8 MB   Warning!  Large File.

Description:  City of Biddeford showing Partner's conserved lands overlaid by the Maine IF&W's "Begining with Habitat" riparian buffers.   Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 10. Watersheds

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Watersheds

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 13, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   2.7 MB

Description:  City of Biddeford showing the major watersheds in the City and surrounding towns.  The watershed deliniations were supplied by the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District.  Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 11. Wetland Functions

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Wetland Functions

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 13, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape
 
File Size:   4.7 MB

Description:   The City of Biddeford is shown overlaid with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetland Inventory.  The wetlands are color coded based on the number of functions the wetland performs.  Number of functions vary from 1 to 6 with wetlands coded 1 having a single function and 6 having the most functions.  The functions include: finfish habitat, flood control, sediment retention, cultural importance and plant and/or animal habitat.  Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 12. Scenic Inventory

Title:  Biddeford Open Space Plan: Scenic Inventory

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   March 14, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   4.6 MB
 
Description:   In 2003, the City of Biddeford performed a scenic inventory study.  This map recreates the original map created by an outside consultant for the City.  Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.

Map 13. Official Zoning Map

Title:  City Of Biddeford Maine Official Zoning Map

Author:   G. Copeland, Biddeford GIS

Date:   July 3, 2012

Scale:  1" = 1,000' / 1:12,000

Size:  36" x 66" Landscape

File Size:   9.4 MB   Warning! Large File.

Description:   This is the City of Biddeford Official Zoning Map.  This map was approved by the City Council of the City of Biddeford on July 3, 2012.  It is the most current version of the map.  Click on the image above to download the PDF version of the map.