Cornell is developing a new citizen science program called YardMap – a way to map your yard for the habitat that is there. It’s targeted to go live in April 2011.
From what I saw on their video, it looks like the data will provide information on what wildlife habitat is running through our communities, where voids are, and where restoration may be especially needed in order to bring back healthy habitat and migration corridors.
You can watch a video that introduces the online tool on their YardMap page. I expect more information will come out at the start of the new year. I plan to map my yard!