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Terrestrial Communities

Acidic Rock Cliff Community  pdf format of Acidic Rock Cliff Community
Northern Hardwoods - Hemlock - White Pine Forest  pdf format of Northern Hardwoods - Hemlock - White Pine Forest
Acidic Rocky Summit/Rock Outcrop Community  pdf format of Acidic Rocky Summit/Rock Outcrop Community
Oak - Hemlock - White Pine Forest  pdf format of Oak - Hemlock - White Pine Forest
Black Oak - Scarlet Oak Woodland  pdf format of Black Oak - Scarlet Oak Woodland
Oak - Hickory Forest  pdf format of Oak - Hickory Forest
 
Calcareous Rock Cliff Community  pdf format of Calcareous Rock Cliff Community
Oak - Tulip Tree Forest  pdf format of Oak - Tulip Tree Forest
Calcareous Rocky Summit/Rock Outcrop Community  pdf format of Calcareous Rocky Summit/Rock Outcrop Community
Open Oak Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Open Oak Forest/Woodland
 
Chestnut Oak Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Chestnut Oak Forest/Woodland
Open Talus/Coarse Boulder Community  pdf format of Open Talus/Coarse Boulder Community
Circumneutral Rock Cliff Community  pdf format of Circumneutral Rock Cliff Community
  Pitch Pine - Oak Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Pitch Pine - Oak Forest/Woodland
 
Circumneutral Rocky Summit/Rock Outcrop Community  pdf format of Circumneutral Rocky Summit/Rock Outcrop Community
  Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Community  pdf format of Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Community
 
Coastal Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Coastal Forest/Woodland
  Red Oak - Sugar Maple Transition Forest  pdf format of Red Oak - Sugar Maple Transition Forest
 
Cultural Grassland  pdf format of Cultural Grassland
  Rich, Mesic Forest  pdf format of Rich, Mesic Forest
 
Dry, Rich Oak Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Dry, Rich Oak Forest/Woodland
  Ridgetop Heathland  pdf format of Ridgetop Heathland
Forest Seep Community  pdf format of Forest Seep Community
  Ridgetop Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Community  pdf format of Ridgetop Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Community
 
Hemlock Forest  pdf format of Hemlock Forest
Riverside Rock Outcrop Community  pdf format of Riverside Rock Outcrop Community
 
Hickory - Hop Hornbeam Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Hickory - Hop Hornbeam Forest/Woodland
  Sandplain Grassland  pdf format of Sandplain Grassland
 
High Elevation Spruce - Fir Forest/Woodland  pdf format of High Elevation Spruce - Fir Forest/Woodland
  Sandplain Grassland - Inland Variant  pdf format of Sandplain Grassland - Inland Variant
Maritime Beach Strand Community  pdf format of Maritime Beach Strand Community
  Sandplain Heathland  pdf format of Sandplain Heathland
 
Maritime Dune Community  pdf format of Maritime Dune Community
Sandplain Heathland - Inland Variant  pdf format of Sandplain Heathland - Inland Variant
Maritime Erosional Cliff Community  pdf format of Maritime Erosional Cliff Community
  Scrub Oak Shrubland  pdf format of Scrub Oak Shrubland
 
Maritime Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Maritime Forest/Woodland
Spruce - Fir - Northern Hardwoods Forest  pdf format of Spruce - Fir - Northern Hardwoods Forest
 
Maritime Juniper Woodland/Shrubland  pdf format of Maritime Juniper Woodland/Shrubland
  Successional Northern Hardwood Forest  pdf format of Successional Northern Hardwood Forest
 
Maritime Pitch Pine Woodland on Dunes  pdf format of Maritime Pitch Pine Woodland on Dunes
  Successional White Pine Forest  pdf format of Successional White Pine Forest
 
Maritime Rock Cliff Community  pdf format of Maritime Rock Cliff Community
  Sugar Maple - Oak - Hickory Forest  pdf format of Sugar Maple - Oak - Hickory Forest
 
Maritime Shrubland  pdf format of Maritime Shrubland
White Pine - Oak Forest  pdf format of White Pine - Oak Forest
 
Mixed Oak Forest/Woodland  pdf format of Mixed Oak Forest/Woodland
Yellow Oak Dry Calcareous Forest  pdf format of Yellow Oak Dry Calcareous Forest
 

 

Palustrine Communities

Acidic Graminoid Fen  pdf format of Acidic Graminoid Fen
Inland Atlantic White Cedar Swamp  pdf format of Inland Atlantic White Cedar Swamp
Acidic Graminoid Fen - Spillway Fen  pdf format of Acidic Graminoid Fen - Spillway Fen
Interdunal Marsh/Swale  pdf format of Interdunal Marsh/Swale
Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore Community  pdf format of Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore Community
Kettlehole Level Bog  pdf format of Kettlehole Level Bog
Acidic Shrub Fen  pdf format of Acidic Shrub Fen
Kettlehole Wet Meadow  pdf format of Kettlehole Wet Meadow
 
Alluvial Atlantic White Cedar Swamp  pdf format of Alluvial Atlantic White Cedar Swamp
Level Bog  pdf format of Level Bog
 
Alluvial Hardwood Flat Community  pdf format of Alluvial Hardwood Flat Community
Low-energy Riverbank Community  pdf format of Low-energy Riverbank Community
 
Alluvial Red Maple Swamp  pdf format of Alluvial Red Maple Swamp
Major-river Floodplain Forest  pdf format of Major-river Floodplain Forest
 
Atlantic White Cedar Bog  pdf format of Atlantic White Cedar Bog
Northern Atlantic White Cedar Swamp  pdf format of Northern Atlantic White Cedar Swamp
 
Black Gum - Pin Oak - Swamp White Oak Perched Swamp  pdf format of Black Gum - Pin Oak - Swamp White Oak Perched Swamp
Red Maple - Black Ash - Bur Oak Swamp  pdf format of Red Maple - Black Ash - Bur Oak Swamp
 
Calcareous Basin Fen  pdf format of Calcareous Basin Fen
Red Maple - Black Ash - Tamarack Calcareous Seepage Swamp  pdf format of Red Maple - Black Ash - Tamarack Calcareous Seepage Swa
Calcareous Pondshore/Lakeshore Community  pdf format of Calcareous Pondshore/Lakeshore Community
Red Maple - Black Ash Swamp  pdf format of Red Maple - Black Ash Swamp
Calcareous Seepage Marsh  pdf format of Calcareous Seepage Marsh
Red Maple - Black Gum Swamp  pdf format of Red Maple - Black Gum Swamp
Calcareous Sloping Fen  pdf format of Calcareous Sloping Fen
Red Maple Swamp  pdf format of Red Maple Swamp
 
Coastal Atlantic White Cedar Swamp  pdf format of Coastal Atlantic White Cedar Swamp
Red Spruce Swamp  pdf format of Red Spruce Swamp
 
Coastal Plain Pondshore Community  pdf format of Coastal Plain Pondshore Community
Rich Conifer Swamp  pdf format of Rich Conifer Swamp
Coastal Plain Pondshore Community - Inland Variant  pdf format of Coastal Plain Pondshore Community - Inland Variant
River and Lake Drawdown Community  pdf format of River and Lake Drawdown Community
Cobble Bar Forest  pdf format of Cobble Bar Forest
Riverine Pointbar and Beach Community  pdf format of Riverine Pointbar and Beach Community
 
Deep Emergent Marsh  pdf format of Deep Emergent Marsh
  Riverside Seep Community  pdf format of Riverside Seep Community
Freshwater Mud Flat Community  pdf format of Freshwater Mud Flat Community
Sea-level Fen  pdf format of Sea-level Fen
 
Hemlock Swamp  pdf format of Hemlock Swamp
  Shallow Emergent Marsh  pdf format of Shallow Emergent Marsh
 
Highbush Blueberry Thicket  pdf format of Highbush Blueberry Thicket
  Shrub Swamp  pdf format of Shrub Swamp
 
High-energy Riverbank Community  pdf format of High-energy Riverbank Community
  Small-river Floodplain Forest  pdf format of Small-river Floodplain Forest
 
High-energy Rivershore Meadow  pdf format of High-energy Rivershore Meadow
Spruce - Tamarack Bog  pdf format of Spruce - Tamarack Bog
High-terrace Floodplain Forest  pdf format of High-terrace Floodplain Forest
  Transitional Floodplain Forest  pdf format of Transitional Floodplain Forest
 
  Wet Meadow  pdf format of Wet Meadow

    

Estuarine Communities

Brackish Tidal Marsh  pdf format of Brackish Tidal Marsh
Marine Intertidal Gravel/Sand Beach Community  pdf format of Marine Intertidal Gravel/Sand Beach Community
Coastal Salt Pond Community  pdf format of Coastal Salt Pond Community
  Marine Intertidal Rocky Shore Community  pdf format of Marine Intertidal Rocky Shore Community
Fresh/Brackish Tidal Shrubland  pdf format of Fresh/Brackish Tidal Shrubland
Salt Marsh  pdf format of Salt Marsh
Fresh/Brackish Tidal Swamp  pdf format of Fresh/Brackish Tidal Swamp
Seagrass Community  pdf format of Seagrass Community
Freshwater Tidal Marsh  pdf format of Freshwater Tidal Marsh
 

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management's web pages have additional information on coastal resources, such as their Seafloor Mapping Program that includes a seafloor habitat classification, links to EEA's Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan with habitat discussions, papers on eelgrass habitat, and guides for barrier beach management and salt marsh monitoring. CZM's mission is to balance the impacts of human activity with the protection of coastal and marine resources.