Key to the Natural Communities
Keys to the descriptions of the natural communities of Massachusetts are intended to assist users in identifying the natural communities that they encounter in the state. As with the classification, the keys are intended to be used by anyone with an interest in conservation and a familiarity with the plants of Massachusetts. The keys lead to named natural community types, which are illustrated in fact sheets describing the natural community in more detail than available in the key.
Contact for Natural Community Fact Sheets
Open M–F, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (closed noon–12:30 for lunch)
Southeastern Massachusetts/Cape & Islands