The NHESP has prepared some general fact sheets about natural communities.  The formal and technical descriptions are in the natural community classification .

Alluvial Red Maple  pdf format of Alluvial Red Maple

Atlantic White Cedar Bog Community  pdf format of Atlantic White Cedar Bog Community

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp  pdf format of Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

Barrier Beaches  pdf format of Barrier Beaches

Black Ash-Red Maple-Tamarack Calcareous Seepage Swamps  pdf format of Black Ash-Red Maple-Tamarack Calcareous Seepage Swamps

Black Ash Swamps  pdf format of Black Ash Swamps

Black Gum Swamps  pdf format of Black Gum Swamps

Black Gum-Pin Oak-Swamp White Oak "Perched" Swamps  pdf format of Black Gum-Pin Oak-Swamp White Oak "Perched" Swamps

Bogs and Fens - Non Forested Acidic Peatlands  pdf format of Bogs and Fens - Non Forested Acidic Peatlands

Brackish Tidal Marshes  pdf format of Brackish Tidal Marshes

Calcareous Basin Fen  pdf format of Calcareous Basin Fen

Calcareous Forest Seep pdf format of Calcareous Forest Seep

Calcareous Pondshore/Lakeshore pdf format of Calcareous Pondshore/Lakeshore

Calcareous Seepage Marsh pdf format of Calcareous Basin Fen

Calcareous Sloping Fen pdf format of Calcareous Basin Fen

Cobble Bar Forest pdf format of Cobble Bar Forest

Coastal Forests, Maritime Forests, and Maritime Shrublands  pdf format of Coastal Forests, Maritime Forests, Maritime Shrublands

Coastal Plain Pondshore Community pdf format of coastal_plain_pondshore_community_factsheet

Coastal Salt Pond  pdf format of Coastal Salt Pond

Coastal Salt Pond Marsh pdf format of Coastal Salt Pond

Deep Emergent Marsh  pdf format of Deep Emergent Marsh

Estuarine Intertidal Fresh/Brackish Flats  pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal Fresh/Brackish Flats

Estuarine Intertidal Saline/Brackish Flats pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal Fresh/Brackish Flats

Estuarine Subtidal Fresh/Brackish Flats  pdf format of Estuarine Subtidal Fresh/Brackish Flats

Estuarine Subtidal Saline/Brackish Flats pdf format of Estuarine Subtidal Fresh/Brackish Flats

Floodplain Forests  pdf format of Floodplain Forests

Forest Seep pdf format of Forest Seep

Freshwater Tidal Marshes  pdf format of Freshwater Tidal Marshes

Freshwater Tidal Swamps and Shrublands  pdf format of Freshwater Tidal Swamps and Shrublands

Hemlock-Hardwood Swamp  pdf format of Hemlock-Hardwood Swamp

Hickory Hop Hornbeam Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Hickory Hop Hornbeam Forest/Woodland

High Elevation Spruce-Fir Forest/Woodland  pdf format of High Elevation Spruce-Fir Forest/Woodland

High-Energy Riverbanks  pdf format of High-Energy Riverbanks

High Terrace Floodplain Forest  pdf format of High Terrace Floodplain Forest

Maritime Juniper Woodland/Shrubland  pdf format of Maritime Juniper Woodland/Shrubland

Maritime Oak-Holly Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Maritime Oak-Holly Forest/Woodland

Maritime Pitch Pine On Dunes  pdf format of Maritime Pitch Pine On Dunes

Northern Hardwoods-Hemlock-White Pine Forest  pdf format of Northern Hardwoods-Hemlock-White Pine Forest

Pitch Pine/Scrub Oak Communities  pdf format of Pitch Pine/Scrub Oak Communities

Prescribed Burning in Massachusetts  pdf format of Prescribed Burning in Massachusetts

Red Maple-Black Ash-Bur Oak Swamp  pdf format of Red Maple-Black Ash-Bur Oak Swamp

Rich Mesic Forest  pdf format of Rich Mesic Forest

Ridgetop Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Community  pdf format of Ridgetop Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Community

Riverine Point Bar  pdf format of Riverine Point Bar

Rock Cliff Communities  pdf format of Rock Cliff Communities

Rocky Summit/Rock Outcrop Communities  pdf format of Rocky Summit/Rock Outcrop Communities

Salt Marshes  pdf format of Salt Marshes

Sandplain Grassland  pdf format of Sandplain Grassland

Sandplain Heathlands  pdf format of Sandplain Heathlands

Scrub Oak Shrubland pdf format of Scrub Oak Shrubland

Serpentine Rock Outcrop Community  pdf format of Serpentine Rock Outcrop Community

Shrub Swamps pdf format of Shrub Swamps

Spruce-Fir Boreal Swamps  pdf format of Spruce-Fir Boreal Swamps

Spruce-Tamarack Bog  pdf format of Spruce-Tamarack Bog

Talus Forest/Woodland Communities  pdf format of Talus Forest/Woodland Communities

Yellow Oak Dry Calcareous Forest  pdf format of Yellow Oak Dry Calcareous Forest

Priority Natural Communities with Provisional Ranks pdf format of NHESP Priority Natural Communities 2013