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Terrestrial Communities

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

 

Palustrine Communities

Acidic Graminoid Fen pdf format of Acidic Graminoid Fen Inland Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore pdf format of Inland Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore
Acidic Shrub Fen pdf format of Acidic Shrub Fen Inland Atlantic White Cedar Swamp pdf format of Inland Atlantic White Cedar Swamp
Alluvial Atlantic White Cedar Swamp pdf format of Alluvial Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Kettlehole Level Bog pdf format of Kettlehole Level Bog
Alluvial Hardwood Flat pdf format of Alluvial Hardwood Flat Kettlehole Wet Meadow pdf format of Kettlehole Wet Meadow  
Alluvial Red Maple Swamp pdf format of Alluvial Red Maple Swamp Level Bog pdf format of Level Bog  
Atlantic White Cedar Bog pdf format of Atlantic White Cedar Bog Low-Energy Riverbank pdf format of Low-Energy Riverbank  
Black Ash Red-Maple-Tamarack Calcareous Seepage Swamp pdf format of Black Ash Red-Maple-Tamarack Calcareous Seepage Swamp Major-River Floodplain Forest pdf format of Major-River Floodplain Forest  
Black Ash Swamps pdf format of Black Ash Swamps Mud Flat pdf format of Mud Flat  
Black Gum-Pin Oak-Swamp White Oak "Perched" Swamp pdf format of Black Gum-Pin Oak-Swamp White Oak "Perched" Swamp Northern Atlantic White Cedar Swamp pdf format of Northern Atlantic White Cedar Swamp  
Black Gum Swamp pdf format of Black Gum Swamp Red Maple Swamp pdf format of Red Maple Swamp  
Calcareous Basin Fen pdf format of Calcareous Basin Fen Red Maple-Black Ash-Bur Oak Swamp pdf format of Red Maple-Black Ash-Bur Oak Swamp  
Calcareous Pondshore/Lakeshore pdf format of Calcareous Pondshore/Lakeshore Red Spruce Swamp pdf format of Red Spruce Swamp  
Calcareous Seepage Marsh pdf format of Calcareous Seepage Marsh Rich Conifer Swamp pdf format of Rich Conifer Swamp  
Calcareous Sloping Fen pdf format of Calcareous Sloping Fen Riverine Pointbar And Beach pdf format of Riverine Pointbar And Beach  
Coastal Atlantic White Cedar Swamp pdf format of Coastal Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Riverside Seep pdf format of Riverside Seep  
Coastal Interdunal Marsh/Swale pdf format of Coastal Interdunal Marsh/Swale Sea-Level Fen pdf format of Sea-Level Fen  
Coastal Plain Pondshore pdf format of Coastal Plain Pondshore Shallow Emergent Marsh pdf format of Shallow Emergent Marsh  
Cobble Bar Forest pdf format of Cobble Bar Forest Shrub Swamp pdf format of Shrub Swamp  
Deep Emergent Marsh pdf format of Deep Emergent Marsh   Small River Floodplain Forest pdf format of Small River Floodplain Forest  
Hemlock Hardwood Swamp pdf format of Hemlock Hardwood Swamp   Spruce-Fir Boreal Swamp pdf format of Spruce-Fir Boreal Swamp  
Highbush Blueberry Thicket pdf format of Highbush Blueberry Thicket   Spruce-Tamarack Bog pdf format of Spruce-Tamarack Bog  
High Energy Riverbank pdf format of High Energy Riverbank   Transitional Floodplain Forest pdf format of Transitional Floodplain Forest  
High-Terrace Floodplain Forest pdf format of High-Terrace Floodplain Forest   Wet Meadow pdf format of Wet Meadow  
  Woodland Vernal Pool pdf format of Woodland Vernal Pool  

    

Estuarine Communities

Estuarine Intertidal: Brackish Tidal Marsh pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal: Brackish Tidal Marsh Estuarine Subtidal: Coastal Salt Pond pdf format of Estuarine Subtidal: Coastal Salt Pond
Estuarine Intertidal: Coastal Salt Pond Marsh pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal: Coastal Salt Pond Marsh   Estuarine Subtidal: Fresh/Brackish Flats pdf format of Estuarine Subtidal: Fresh/Brackish Flats  
Estuarine Intertidal: Freshwater Tidal Marsh pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal: Freshwater Tidal Marsh Estuarine Subtidal: Saline/Brackish Flats pdf format of Estuarine Subtidal: Saline/Brackish Flats
Estuarine Intertidal: Fresh/Brackish Flats pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal: Fresh/Brackish Flats Marine Intertidal: Flats pdf format of Marine Intertidal: Flats
Estuarine Intertidal: Fresh Brackish Tidal Swamp pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal: Fresh Brackish Tidal Swamp Marine Intertidal: Gravel/Sand Beach pdf format of Marine Intertidal: Gravel/Sand Beach
Estuarine Intertidal: Fresh/Brackish Tidal Shrubland pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal: Fresh/Brackish Tidal Shrubland Marine Intertidal: Rocky Shore pdf format of Marine Intertidal: Rocky Shore
Estuarine Intertidal: Saline/Brackish Flats pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal: Saline/Brackish Flats Marine Subtidal: Flats pdf format of Marine Subtidal: Flats
Estuarine Intertidal: Salt Marsh pdf format of Estuarine Intertidal: Salt 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.