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NATURAL HERITAGE

THE NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF VIRGINIA
CLASSIFICATION OF ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITY GROUPS


Second Approximation (Version 2.6)
Information current as of July, 2013




NON-TIDAL MARITIME WETLANDS

Ecological community groups of mostly groundwater-controlled wetlands subject to oceanic influences (e.g., deep sand deposits, salt spray, maritime microclimates). In Virginia, these are confined to narrow zones along both flanks of the Eastern Shore, the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic shore in extreme southeastern Virginia.


Sea-Level Fens

Interdune Swales and Ponds

Maritime Swamps

photo of interdune pond
Gary P. Fleming