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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




TERRESTRIAL SYSTEM

High-Elevation Mountain Communities

Low-Elevation Mesic Forests

Low-Elevation Dry and Dry-Mesic Forests and Woodlands

Low-Elevation Rock Outcrops and Barrens

Maritime Zone Communities

Sandy Woodlands of the Coastal Plain and Outer Piedmont

Photo of rock outcrops and forest (c) Gary P. Fleming