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 Sloping 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

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    Priority Natural Communities with Provisional Ranks