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  • A Manual of California Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Mgmt Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog About the Program Rare Plant Inventory Lichens of Conservation Concern Rare Plant Ranking System Ranks 2A and 2B Rare Plant Data Status Review Process Rare Plant Forums Rare Plant Status Review Rare Plant Phenology Rare Plant Photos Locally Rare Plants Botanical Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff A Manual of California Vegetation CNPS has adopted a definitive system for describing vegetation statewide This standard vegetation classification has been accepted by state and federal agencies and the principal unit is called Alliance or series which is a floristically defined vegetation

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  • A Manual of California Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    of Fish and Game United States Forest Service National Park Service and United States Geological Survey It also has become the standard reference for vegetation used by consulting firms and planners The second edition of the Manual of California Vegetation now published in 2009 will serve these needs better The 1 300 page book is a complete revision of the original 1995 edition published by CNPS Based upon 14 years of rigorous surveying analysis description and mapping of vegetation it presents a refined picture of the state s diverse vegetation patterns The new edition contains descriptions of over 450 different vegetation types The descriptions have been expanded to include sections on life history strategies quantitatively based rules to distinguish between types remarks on plant taxonomy fire characteristics and other natural processes that shape the ecology of each type and regional distribution information Each alliance description is accompanied by a range map and a complete list of known plant associations The manual also contains more complete descriptions on desert mixed conifer grassland fen vernal pool and other wetland types The content is arranged in three main categories with vegetation characterized by trees by shrubs or by herbaceous vegetation At the front of each section is an ecological key to the vegetation types followed by their descriptions arranged in alphabetical order The volume also contains an extensive set of references that alone totals 122 pages and attests to the meticulous research that went into producing this volume Introductory chapters on What is Vegetation The History of Vegetation Classification The CNPS Approach to Classification and Conservation and Management are augmented by two additional chapters One focuses on the changes in the book since the first edition the other is a guide to interpreting the descriptions Four of the appendices include a comprehensive list of life history traits of the specific species identifying each type a detailed fire regime table a new national vegetation classification hierarchy applied to California and a glossary Two other appendices discuss reclassified or tentative vegetation types that have been defined or suggested in other studies The four indexes include two with scientific names for the vegetation and species and two others the California Wildlife Habitat Relationships System WHR and Classification and Assessment with Landsat of Visible Ecological Groupings CalVeg to assist users familiar with those habitat classification systems The format of the vegetation descriptions and other information in the manual were developed following consensus by the Vegetation Committee and were written by three members of the committee following extensive review by over 100 ecologists and botanists The descriptions reflect in depth literature review and synthesis of all available information on California vegetation and are put into context of their rarity and conservation value by relating them to the Natural Diversity Data Base rarity coding system This book serves as a backbone to CNPS s science based approach to conservation by furthering the understanding of local variation restoration conservation and management of vegetation throughout the state Because of its breadth

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Process Rare Plant Forums Rare Plant Status Review Rare Plant Phenology Rare Plant Photos Locally Rare Plants Botanical Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Vegetation Sampling Methods for Projects CNPS has adopted a series of methods and data forms for the collection of vegetation data around the state The link below provides an overview of the current vegetation sampling projects along with links to the standard protocols and field forms Background on Sampling Projects and Protocols CNPS Vegetation Protocols and Forms Guidelines for Mapping Rare Vegetation PDF 20kb Additional Data Forms and Guidelines CNDDB Field Survey Form DFG Vegetation Protocols Botanical Survey Guidelines PDF 20kb Vegetation Publications and

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program Sampling Protocols and Projects Over the past ten years the protocols developed by the CNPS vegetation program have been used to map and inventory millions of acres of California vegetation These projects have included Anza Borrego Desert State Park Point Reyes National Seashore Golden Gate National Recreation Area Yosemite National Park Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park over 15 million acres of the Mojave Desert including Joshua Tree National Park Death Valley National Park the East Mojave Preserve the BLM s Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Management Area as well as several local projects such as Suisun Marsh and ongoing projects in Los Angeles Santa Clara San Diego and Napa Counties In addition CNPS has recently finished projects in the Inner Central Coast San Dieguito Watershed Western Riverside Co Tuolumne Co Peoria Wildlife Area and others The cumulative knowledge gained by these projects has greatly extended our understanding of vegetation in the state and allowed us to develop new detailed data driven classifications These projects also are affording us the ability to conduct conservation planning with local and regional cooperating agencies and organizations using defensible and mappable vegetation types The Vegetation Program has also targeted several of the state s rarest vegetation communities for sampling and quantitative definitions for these types have been developed These include Central California Sycamore woodlands Southern Maritime Chaparral Riversidean Alluvial Fan Sage Scrub and some forms of southern Coastal Sage Scrub Volunteers from the local chapters play a key role in prioritizing areas for sampling and collecting data in the CNPS Vegetation Program Most chapters have a vegetation coordinator who works with statewide leadership to develop vegetation sampling goals and organizes local sampling projects To get involved at the local level contact the CNPS chapter nearest you or contact the Program s staff Vegetation Ecologist As an example the Program staff has worked with local CNPS chapters on sampling and mapping projects from 2001 to present These include the Coyote Ridge project with the Santa Clara Valley Chapter the San Dieguito River Valley project with the San Diego Chapter and the Mayacamas project with the Milo Baker Chapter Volunteers have committed themselves to many days of sampling already and there are more opportunities in the spring through fall of each year to participate in local projects Over time the field methods used to collect vegetation data have been modified to reflect our changing knowledge of the systems involved The links below are to the most recent sampling protocol and data form being used by the Vegetation Program Instructions and Forms The most recently revised instructions and forms are provided in

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Classification Mapping Reports Habitat and Rare Plant Community Reports Alluvial Scrub Southern California Vegetation Report PDF 1 7Mb Fen Wet Meadow Vegetation Sierra Nevada Fen Vegetation Overview Poster JPG 1 3MB Sierra Nevada Fen Vegetation Report PDF 5 9MB Verification and Description of Fens in Washoe Meadows State Park El Dorado County California PDF 15 7MB Lake Tahoe Basin Fen Vegetation Report PDF 7 3MB Fen and Wet Meadow Sites of the Shasta Trinity National Forest 2012 PDF 4 4MB Shasta Trinity Fen Vegetation and Mapping Report 2010 PDF 3 4MB Grasslands Initiative 2013 California Rangeland Monitoring and Mapping Focusing upon Great Valley and Carrizo Plain Grassland Habitats PDF 11 3MB 2011 California Rangeland Monitoring and Mapping A Focus on Grassland Habitats of the San Joaquin Valley and Carrizo Plain PDF 3 5MB Whitebark Pine Vegetation Reports by National Forest Place Based Reports Carrizo Plain National Monument Vegetation Report PDF 1 7Mb Vegetation Mapping Report PDF 5 7Mb Color Vegetation Map of Carrizo Plains National Monument Full size jpg 3 6Mb Preview jpg 122kb Great Valley Ecoregion Vegetation Classification PDF 2 7MB Inner Central Coast Clear Creek Vegetation Report PDF 4 5Mb Selected Photos PDF 9 4Mb Ciervo Panoche Classification and Mapping Report PDF 186kb Lassen Foothills Vegetation and Mapping Report PDF 1 4Mb Color Vegetation Map of Lassen Foothills PDF 15 4Mb Marin County Marin Municipal Water District Vegetation Report PDF 1 5 MB Marin County Open Space District Vegetation Report PDF 1 5 MB Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Vegetation Survey and Classification PDF 2 95MB Palos Verdes Peninsula Vegetation and Mapping Report PDF 2 65MB Pinnacles National Monument Vegetation Classification and Mapping Report PDF 32 9MB NPS Vegetation Field Data and Vegetation Map San Dieguito Watershed Vegetation Report PDF 1 1 MB Santa Clara County Coyote Ridge Vegetation Report PDF 2 54Mb Selected Photos PDF 4 12m Photos of Vegetation Alliances and Rare Plants Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Vegetation Report PDF 3 5 MB Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks NPS Vegetation Field Data and Vegetation Map Sierra Nevada Foothills Vegetation Classification of the Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills Vol 1 PDF 2 2 MB Vegetation Classification of the Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills Vol 2 PDF 2 5

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Mgmt Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog About the Program Rare Plant Inventory Lichens of Conservation Concern Rare Plant Ranking System Ranks 2A and 2B Rare Plant Data Status Review Process Rare Plant Forums Rare Plant Status Review Rare Plant Phenology Rare Plant Photos Locally Rare Plants Botanical Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Sampler Newsletters The Vegetation Program in CNPS has produced a series of newsletters that span over a decade

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Mgmt Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog About the Program Rare Plant Inventory Lichens of Conservation Concern Rare Plant Ranking System Ranks 2A and 2B Rare Plant Data Status Review Process Rare Plant Forums Rare Plant Status Review Rare Plant Phenology Rare Plant Photos Locally Rare Plants Botanical Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Resources Statewide and National Vegetation Related Links Vegetation Mapping Projects Links to standardized approaches to vegetation mapping in California

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  • Vegetation - California Native Plant Society
    Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program About the Program Vegetation Program Services A Manual of California Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Veg Classification List Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Mapping Reports Sampler Newsletters Lists of Alliances and Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative Manual of California Vegetation Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Communities Initiative Contact Program Staff Vegetation Program Initiatives Complex vegetation patterning in the Sierra Nevada foothills The CNPS Vegetation Program serves as a nexus for the accumulation and dissemination of information about California vegetation Rather than focusing on individual species the Program takes a landscape level approach with an emphasis on groups of species vegetation communities and ecosystems However the needs of rare and endangered species are an integral part of this more ecological approach Individual species have habitat requirements that are often best described at a vegetation community level Viewing and describing landscapes within the framework of a unified vegetation classification provides the common language necessary for managers to make

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